A Million Little Facebook Pieces

This is when momentum in an enormous business still creates added value.

TechCrunch

“In other words, Facebook has failed to invent any new behaviors or even innovate on the behaviors that were commonplace on the service. – Om Malik.

Facebook, massive and successful as it is, is no longer a company that defines new social experiences. It either copies them outright or it just buys them. (See also: $19 billion for WhatsApp).

Facebook has been a copycat for a long time.

Back when users were still checking in on Foursquare, Facebook launched its own way to “check-in” with friends on Facebook.

Before that, when social networking early adopters started sharing and “liking” content over on FriendFeedFacebook copied the “like” and made it such a ubiquitous part of Facebook, that a majority of people today would probably tell you Facebook originated the idea.

facebook-whatsapp-screenBut in more recent years, Facebook’s attempts at cloning other services fell flat. Its Camera app was…

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