FacebookYou know a lot of folks dismiss Facebook’s leadership as young and inexperienced – and that they are.

They really got beat up over the whole Beacon fiasco

And yet, on several occasions they have made moves that changed the game for all the players. The recent move to allow Facebook apps on any website through a javascript client library is a game changer for anyone in the space. And once again the young and inexperienced leaders of Facebook have everyone else – young and old – scrambling to play catch up.

It’s kind of fun to watch. I don’t know if they will figure the money piece out, but they are wielding a growing clout in the online world.

Another sort of related social media tidbit – A new service called Tweetmeme – designed to allow Twitter lovers to track and keep up on topics launched last week. I’m sure people addicted to Twitter will love it! It will bring some amount of order to the random thoughts tossed around all day on Twitter and may very well become a unique news service.

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John Jantsch

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.
  • I agree. People can knock around Facebook, but at the end of the day, I see it as a more successful model than MySpace–which it will likely eventually overtake.

    The only valid competitor would be if an email client like Google got in the game and challenged Facebook’s system. They seem to be testing the waters with iGoogle and Open Social, but they haven’t quite taken the plunge yet.

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  • I believe the new orkut service by google is the answer to myspace and facebook.


  • tom

    This isn’t a case of facebook changing the game, they are just trying to keep up with OpenSocial, which, by its name; is going for the social spaces.
    as far as facebook and myspace, their influence will be marginalized if OpenSocial partners like Ning.com gain popularity.
    I started a myspace-like page on ning…it is pretty awesome at first blush