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Re: [Sigia-l] Google to take social networking to a new level

From: Ziya Oz <>
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 04:35:46 EDT

Frank Shepard:

> "Google to take social networking to a new level"

Once there were mighty walled gardens like CompuServe, Prodigy and later
AOL. Apple's eWorld was pretty much DOA. The 95-era Internet rival Microsoft
Blackbird was aborted before release. WAP-based phone carrier enclaves died
a slow, flaming death. Even P2P networks took over the more closed Kazaas of
the world.

While there are profitable closed and, in this case, very opaque services
like Google AdSense, generally speaking walled gardens peter out. So I read
the latest on "social graph" land grabbing with historical amusement.

It depends.
If it didn't, you'd be out of a job.
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