Facebook isn't great for developers? That's crazy talk!

October 05, 2007 Filed under: Facebook

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
O'Reilly and his team just came out with some thorough research on the Facebook Platform, confirming my every post on the subject for the past three months:

The main point that gets me riled up is that you're no more likely to do well on the Facebook Platform than on the damn WWW platform. It's just plain and simple. All you're asking for is constraints and wrenches.

What kind of wrenches? Check out this news today that Facebook is going to come out with their own music store. Quick, how many Facebook apps labeled "Music" just went out of business? 243, or nearly 5% of the whole FB appverse. When FB offers their own add network to app publishers, how many Facebook ad networks will go out of business? Half. More? Who knows -- it's just a bad deal.

Okay -- that's it. I don't want to talk about Facebook for another few weeks. I'm tired of being right on this issue.

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