Thursday, December 18, 2008

Technology Review: Can't We All Just Get Along?

In a word, unlikely – from the second page of the article:

Saad notes that in spite of Twitter's efforts to work with all the available services, there's "very strong competition" between them. "Facebook's strategy is to own the social graph," he says, explaining that, if many sites use Facebook Connect, then Facebook stays in possession of user data, and knows what its users are doing across the Internet. "Google is trying to dilute Facebook's power," he adds. Google's service would keep more social information out in the open, where it can be indexed by Google's search engines. As social networks battle for control across the wider Web, the likely short-term result is "a whole bunch of noise," Saad says. "Ultimately, though, with all these log-ins, we're still going to have the same pain. There are too many systems, too many icons, too much complexity. I think it's going to bring us back to square one."

Technology Review: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Post a Comment