The contextual and exponential future of Facebook

Rocky Barbanica and I visited Facebook’s headquarters today and interviewed a bunch of people for the book “Age of Context” that I’m writing with Shel Israel. What’s the age of context? Five radically expanding technologies/data types. 1. Sensors. 2. Wearable computing. 3. Big Databases. 4. Social network behavior. 5. Location. What will that bring for … Continue reading The contextual and exponential future of Facebook

Facebook lists make Twitter and Google+ lists look lame in comparison

Over the last week, to get ready for a new season of videos on Building43 (we just loaded a new one about Inkling, an ebook company). Why am I so list crazy on Facebook? Because this feature blows away the same feature on Twitter and on Google+. Twitter can’t have more than 500 on one … Continue reading Facebook lists make Twitter and Google+ lists look lame in comparison

Some new geeky Facebook lists and advice for startups launching

Yesterday I went through hundreds of startups’ Facebook pages. Why? I built a new list of hundreds of startups. You should subscribe to it. I also added a lot of investors onto my startup investor list. Subscribe to that one, too, and you’ll know what the money in the industry is thinking. Finally I also … Continue reading Some new geeky Facebook lists and advice for startups launching

Pinterest is to Facebook as Storify's new iPad app is to Twitter

Back in 2010 I wrote this article about the need for content curation software. Storify is it. Here’s a look at its new iPad app which is very awesome. Why is this important? Well, let’s look at the past 10 years. 2000 (about) Blogging with Blogger or Radio Userland. 2007 Twitter 2008 Facebook 2010 Tumblr … Continue reading Pinterest is to Facebook as Storify's new iPad app is to Twitter

Why Facebook will be worth a half trillion by 2015: the mobile and open graph revenue it's leaving on the table

Lots of people think Facebook is overvalued, at about $100 billion (it just released their S1, announcing its IPO). But in talking with developers, like I did with Foodspotting’s founder, Alexa Andrzejewski, and in reading the S1 I see that Facebook has left most of the potential revenue on the table. That makes me think … Continue reading Why Facebook will be worth a half trillion by 2015: the mobile and open graph revenue it's leaving on the table

Two apps that show the depth of what Facebook shipped today

Today Mark Zuckerberg announced a sweeping set of changes to Facebook. If you, for some weird reason, weren’t aware of the changes there’s LOTS of press coverage over on Techmeme. So, instead of rehashing that, I thought I’d go and talk with developers. Here’s the insights from them. What are they? Color (a new kind … Continue reading Two apps that show the depth of what Facebook shipped today