My Name is Baratunde, and
I’m a Facebook Curmudgeon
Small Presentation Thing for Web Community Forum 2007


              ...
About Me

Political comedian, writer
Blogger for Huffington Post, Jack & Jill
Politics, baratunde.com
Former strategy cons...
Facebook User Since 1990s




        www.baratunde.com
Rich User Profiles!




Name                    Major
Phone Number            Email
Mailing Address         Dorm Room
Clas...
Rich User Profiles!
                                           Multi-
                                          Platform
 ...
Rich User Profiles!
                                           Multi-
                                          Platform
 ...
Rich User Profiles!
                                           Multi-
                                          Platform
 ...
Things to Fix
in the New FacebookWebAdvertisingSocialPlatform 2.0 Service




 Bad for whales (partially resolved)
 Bass a...
The Day Facebook Died to Me
Presence
           August 17, 2007


                                                  900 fr...
Groups vs. Pages
Presence
           How about Grages?
                     Feature                  Groups   Pages
      ...
I have 1,224 friends
Contacts
           Now what?

            Create Custom Groups:
               Affiliation: high sch...
MySpace Flashbacks
Msging
         or Never Abandon Basic Features that Work

          Folders???
          Search???
   ...
MySpace Flashbacks
Msging
         or Never Abandon Basic Features that Work

          Folders???
          Search???
   ...
If I get one more Zombie invite
CrApps   ...I’m digging up a corpse, injecting it with the Rage virus and
         setting...
Networks and Beacon
Whining
          Now I’m just piling on

           Let me join multiple city networks
           Giv...
Facebook has massive potential
The End
          May one day be as good as




                         www.baratunde.com
Facebook has massive potential
The End
          May one day be as good as




                            The
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Baratunde Thurston on the Facebook Curmudgeon Panel at WCF 07

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My slides from the Web Community Forum Facebook Conference. Panel moderated by Dave McClure with co-panelists Tris Hussey and Jeremy Pepper.

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Baratunde Thurston on the Facebook Curmudgeon Panel at WCF 07

  1. My Name is Baratunde, and I’m a Facebook Curmudgeon Small Presentation Thing for Web Community Forum 2007 www.baratunde.com Comedian, Author, Vigilante Pundit
  2. About Me Political comedian, writer Blogger for Huffington Post, Jack & Jill Politics, baratunde.com Former strategy consultant for mediacommwebstuff Recently joined The Onion as Web Editor www.baratunde.com
  3. Facebook User Since 1990s www.baratunde.com
  4. Rich User Profiles! Name Major Phone Number Email Mailing Address Dorm Room Class Year Offline-Poking www.baratunde.com
  5. Rich User Profiles! Multi- Platform Messaging Name Major Phone Number Email Mailing Address Dorm Room Class Year Offline-Poking www.baratunde.com
  6. Rich User Profiles! Multi- Platform Messaging Behaviorial Targeting Data Name Major Phone Number Email Mailing Address Dorm Room Class Year Offline-Poking www.baratunde.com
  7. Rich User Profiles! Multi- Platform Messaging Behaviorial Targeting Data Name Major Phone Number Email Location- Based Mailing Address Dorm Room Services Class Year Offline-Poking www.baratunde.com
  8. Things to Fix in the New FacebookWebAdvertisingSocialPlatform 2.0 Service Bad for whales (partially resolved) Bass ackwards contacts & messaging The (Spam) Platform Other Whining Conclusion www.baratunde.com
  9. The Day Facebook Died to Me Presence August 17, 2007 900 frnds, 600 in grp replaced email list. trapped used for promo BLOCKED >> Angry Blogging Photo by B I R D, via Flickr Status: Partially resolved by Pages www.baratunde.com
  10. Groups vs. Pages Presence How about Grages? Feature Groups Pages ? Y Bulk Messaging w/o Limit Y -- Members Can Reply to Msg -- -- Target Msg by Geography, Other Y -- * Invite Mechanism Y -- * Use for Event Invites -- Y Applications Y Usage Metrics (vid plays, etc) Y -- * Easy to Find (via directory) Status: Pages wins for me. * = likely to be fixed www.baratunde.com
  11. I have 1,224 friends Contacts Now what? Create Custom Groups: Affiliation: high school, conference, illegally wiretapped Geography, etc. Let Me Do Things with them Messaging Event invites View and interact with apps (e.g. popular books among subgroup) Status: Still Sucks www.baratunde.com
  12. MySpace Flashbacks Msging or Never Abandon Basic Features that Work Folders??? Search??? Group Messages??? Flagging??? Filters/Blocking??? Export/Download??? Status: Still Sucks www.baratunde.com
  13. MySpace Flashbacks Msging or Never Abandon Basic Features that Work Folders??? Search??? Group Messages??? EMAIL!! Flagging??? Filters/Blocking??? Export/Download??? Status: Still Sucks www.baratunde.com
  14. If I get one more Zombie invite CrApps ...I’m digging up a corpse, injecting it with the Rage virus and setting it loose on the Facebook developers Give me a Dashboard w/ total & friend users Build in ratings Create a category for “stupid” Let me opt out Status: Getting better. Doesn’t email me www.baratunde.com
  15. Networks and Beacon Whining Now I’m just piling on Let me join multiple city networks Give users explicit control of their data www.baratunde.com
  16. Facebook has massive potential The End May one day be as good as www.baratunde.com
  17. Facebook has massive potential The End May one day be as good as The Internet www.baratunde.com

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