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On Platforms and Friends

Allowing you to connect with your friends is not the same as being your friend.
Apr | 18 | 2012

Apr | 18 | 2012
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Roy O’Connor is right: Facebook is not our friend.

My question: So what?

Would we ask our “friends” to spend millions of dollars building data centers, hiring employees, and doing other things that a proper business would do?

Allowing you to connect with your friends is not the same as being your friend.

Building a platform costs money and Facebook charges its users nothing. The Age of the Platform is different on many levels. The need to make money is not one of them.

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