A day of social networking, 150 million views a day (on RockYou)

Started out this morning having coffee with Dave Davison. One of the most interesting investors in Silicon Valley. That dude knows stuff (was CEO of a few Silicon Valley companies). And people. Told me about things I’ve only been telling a small group of people.

Then over to Stanford to brainstorm about a project I’m working on with them — all using Facebook to plan it out.

Finally tonight a writer for Fast Company was here to pick my brain about social networking.

Oh, and my video with Rock You, one of the hottest application developers for social networks is now up. If you’re building a Facebook app you’ll want to hear how these guys make money and some of the lessons they’ve learned.

Don’t miss this. RockYou’s apps get 150 million views a day. You read that right. A day.

In the video he covers a lot of ground about why Facebook is the hottest application platform for developers to play on today and he talks about how they got 15 million users in three months on that platform.

There’s something else. Oh, yeah. I can’t accept anymore Facebook friends. Got my full quota of 5,000 friends and Facebook isn’t allowing me to add any more. I’m sure you’ll see them sold on eBay soon. For at least a dime. I bet I’ll read that on Valleywag soon.

Now I’m headed home for some real social networking of the family kind. Our new baby is due “any day” (official date: September 12). You’ll read that on Twitter first. Especially now that Jott.com lets me call up with my cell phone and send text messages to Twitter.

Hope your day was as social as mine.

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Comments

  1. Congrats on the occasion of feeling your quota of 5,ooo friends on the Facebook. I am congratulating me because I am one of them. Next time, even if you open your booking on the eBay i will join you. Wish you and your family all the best. You rock.

  2. Congrats on the occasion of feeling your quota of 5,ooo friends on the Facebook. I am congratulating me because I am one of them. Next time, even if you open your booking on the eBay i will join you. Wish you and your family all the best. You rock.

  3. Congrats on the occasion of feeling your quota of 5,ooo friends on the Facebook. I am congratulating me because I am one of them. Next time, even if you open your booking on the eBay i will join you. Wish you and your family all the best. You rock.

  4. Yeah. Originally I laughed off the Facebook platform as silly. But when you think about it, essentially it lets shmoes like me and thousands of other basement programmers/coders/designers etc, bootstrap off an incredibly dense DB, with data and an index that we could never acquire alone without significant funds. The possibilities are actually quite incredible. BTW, guess I missed the train on being your “friend”. Didn’t know they *had* a limit!!

  5. Yeah. Originally I laughed off the Facebook platform as silly. But when you think about it, essentially it lets shmoes like me and thousands of other basement programmers/coders/designers etc, bootstrap off an incredibly dense DB, with data and an index that we could never acquire alone without significant funds. The possibilities are actually quite incredible. BTW, guess I missed the train on being your “friend”. Didn’t know they *had* a limit!!

  6. Yeah. Originally I laughed off the Facebook platform as silly. But when you think about it, essentially it lets shmoes like me and thousands of other basement programmers/coders/designers etc, bootstrap off an incredibly dense DB, with data and an index that we could never acquire alone without significant funds. The possibilities are actually quite incredible. BTW, guess I missed the train on being your “friend”. Didn’t know they *had* a limit!!

  7. That was incredible. I haven’t really thought in terms of making money on these small social apps. Ideas are springing up inside my head. Crazy! Good Job on that interview!

  8. That was incredible. I haven’t really thought in terms of making money on these small social apps. Ideas are springing up inside my head. Crazy! Good Job on that interview!

  9. That was incredible. I haven’t really thought in terms of making money on these small social apps. Ideas are springing up inside my head. Crazy! Good Job on that interview!

  10. Intereting!

    14 applications with 150 million views (statistics where even a couple of month ago) with 85 million unique visitors.

    Bling or Pimp your own personal look is a good concept. Need to respectably copy some ideas from them.
    Thanks robert. Good luck with your own product soon to be released!

    Vincent Everts, Amsterdam

  11. Intereting!

    14 applications with 150 million views (statistics where even a couple of month ago) with 85 million unique visitors.

    Bling or Pimp your own personal look is a good concept. Need to respectably copy some ideas from them.
    Thanks robert. Good luck with your own product soon to be released!

    Vincent Everts, Amsterdam

  12. Intereting!

    14 applications with 150 million views (statistics where even a couple of month ago) with 85 million unique visitors.

    Bling or Pimp your own personal look is a good concept. Need to respectably copy some ideas from them.
    Thanks robert. Good luck with your own product soon to be released!

    Vincent Everts, Amsterdam