Facebook: the new data black hole

Oh, my.

I added the WordPress Facebook Application a few days ago. Now my blog, and your comments, are showing up on my Facebook Profile Page. Along with my Twitters. My Flickr photos. My Google Reader items. My Kyte videos. And a bunch of other things.

Jeremiah Owyang is sitting here with me and he’s the one who said it’s a black hole after seeing how Facebook is becoming the new portal for all information you post around the Web. He wrote a post titled “all your widgets are belong to Facebook.”

Other evidence that Facebook is a black hole, sucking stuff into it: They just acquired Parakey, a stealth-mode startup started by Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, two former Firefox geeks.

75 thoughts on “Facebook: the new data black hole

  1. It seems like there are more facebook widgets and applications than there are grains of sand in the oceans. The more you add, the more information gets added to your page and at an increasing rate. Pretty soon they’re going to run out of places to store all the information.

  2. It seems like there are more facebook widgets and applications than there are grains of sand in the oceans. The more you add, the more information gets added to your page and at an increasing rate. Pretty soon they’re going to run out of places to store all the information.

  3. I’m pretty much naive when it comes to FB because I don’t like the lack of control it gives the user. I signed up for an account more than a year ago at this point and I think I’ve been on there all of two times. But this obviously is a concern especially when it comes to how much privacy you can setup.

  4. I’m pretty much naive when it comes to FB because I don’t like the lack of control it gives the user. I signed up for an account more than a year ago at this point and I think I’ve been on there all of two times. But this obviously is a concern especially when it comes to how much privacy you can setup.

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