Why Facebook is the New Yahoo

by Volker Weber

Sure, Facebook looks massively successful. With a mind-boggling 750 million users, the social site can do no wrong, right?

Wrong.

Look closer, and it looks like Facebook can do nothing right. The company has tried and failed to launch or integrate new services that might thrill users. But users aren’t thrilled. And now its strategy appears to be: Just copy Google+.

Don’t look now, but Facebook is quickly becoming the new Yahoo.

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On the topic of FB vs G+, my good friend Thomas Gumz sums it up really well: "Google+ is like a small insider bar in Cambridge where only MIT geeks hang out. Intellectually interesting, but ultimately boring, because all the hot chicks are hanging out elsewhere. "

Joel Demay, 2011-09-16 03:09

Exactly like Yahoo.

Volker Weber, 2011-09-16 08:54

Interesting opinion. Nonetheless, I suppose that Google+ might fail as well if it does not attract more non-IT savvy people. People which constitute the majority of current facebook users.

Ingo Seifert, 2011-09-16 08:56

Exactly like Yahoo.

Volker Weber, 2011-09-16 08:58

Interestingly enough that Thomas G. says so because I thought tht IBM seems to have the new motto "Google is friend, not food"...

Ingo Seifert, 2011-09-16 08:58

@Ingo - I thought you know Thomas G. I would be very surprised if he would say something just because it's IBM official talk. He has his own opinions...

Stefan Heinz, 2011-09-17 11:53

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