TB‐L’s original vision
The original thing I wanted to do was to make
it a collaborative medium, a place where we
(could) all meet and read and write.
Slide courtesy of Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo! (http://tinyurl.com/3cjgpp; pdf)
1985: Born — Internet 2 years old; Nintendo release 'Super Mario Brothers'
1990: Start primary school — WWW being conceived
1992: 7 years old — first SMS message sent
1995: Amazon, eBay founded
1996: Heading towards secondary school — Hotmail launched;
pay‐as‐you‐go mobile tariffs; instant messaging
1998: Teenage years — Google founded
1999: Studying for GCSEs — Napster; Blogger
2001: Wikipedia; iPod
2002: Studying for A Levels — social‐networking services appear
2003: University — Skype
2005: Graduation approaches — YouTube
John Naughton: http://oscal.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/lecture‐text.pdf
See also: http://www.preoccupations.org/2007/05/making_the_poin.html
The site began to open up to all
(not just those with an .edu email address)
from September, 2006.
24 million active users (= active on site in last 30 days)
50% of active users return to the site daily
100,000 new users join per day
45 billion page views per month and growing
50 million users, and a lot more page views,
predicted by the end of 2007
24 May, 2007
3306 words long … And concludes:
We reserve the right to change our
at any time.
Changing The Default Privacy Settings
This should be an obvious tweak but
most people ignore it. By default anyone
in your networks can see everything
you’re doing on Facebook.
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