Friday, October 19, 2007
Industry Note: Next-Gen Platform Competition
So, for the last month, I've been analyzing the next-gen economics of platforms - and arguing that all the debate about who'll win the Facebook warz is meaningless; just sound and fury.
You can read the notes for the analyses - today, you should note that, unsurprisingly, Google agrees.
Still think the F8 pseudo-platform is sustainable? It's not. Guess what this means for Facebook - yet another player (the master of next-gen strategy, no less) willing to compete on openness. Oh noes.
would love to have a serious debate with you over the argument I made against you here :
(I sent an email, but don't know if it's still valid.)
that's an interesting post - i enjoyed reading it.
the error you make is to conflate open vs closed with public vs private. think about it for a while - open != public.
thx for the comment.
I can understand the difference *conceptually*.
I just can't see how it can be done in practice.
I mean I can't imagine a *technological* solution that would give the users sufficient control over their privacy that doesn't require closedness from the yasn-as-platform owner.
Although re: federated privacy, maybe this is in the right direction.