Social Networking: Past, Present, Future
This is somewhat old, but love Marc Suster’s thinking. It’s a great education in social media, and a reality check for those who (1) think it’s new and (2) think it’s a fleeting fad.
You should also read his blog posts on the same subject. Here they are
In order to tempt more users to its platform, Facebook wants to start hosting a wide-ranging selection of games including first-person shooters, sports and social games like those found on consoles, the company’s global head of game partnerships Sean Ryan told popular gaming site MCV. Ryan wants to bridge the gap between gamers that play Facebook games during the day and console games on a console, stating that “there is no question the hours spent on Facebook have to come from somewhere and that may mean eating into other traditional gaming areas.” (via Facebook wants to mimic consoles, host wide ranging selection of games)
Facebook just announced on its blog that it is rolling out a litany of privacy-related updates that streamline its various interfaces, simplify privacy control, and add more power in the hands of users. (via Facebook’s updated privacy controls take it beyond Google ’s Circles)