Posted by: postergirl | June 2, 2007

Facebook F8 Keynote Speech: A Must See!

Mark Zuckerber’s very interesting pitch to 800 developers at the San Francisco Design Center about Facebook Platform is available on video.

Here are some of the highlights:

* Facebook adds over 100,000 users per day
* Current user base over 24 Million (growing at a rate of 3% per week since opening network to the public in Fall 2006)
* Expected to reach 50 Million active users by end of 2007
* 50% of users not in college, by end of year estimated to be 75% not in college
* 25 and older is the fastest growing demographic
* 50% of users use Facebook everyday (including yours truly)
* Recently passed eBay in daily traffic, and working on passing Google (yay!!)
* Number one photo sharing application on the ‘Net despite lacking features of others like Photobucket
* Facebook’s Events application more used than Evite

Check out the video!

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Responses

  1. Hmmmm…I guess I am still puzzled about the purpose of facebook and if it drives traffic to your blog:-(

  2. Well as a social media application, you may be able to increase your network of friends, and publish a newsfeed of your blog’s posts within your “Notes” area. Perhaps a blog feature is in the works as well, like you can share Digg, Ma.gnolia bookmarks and Del.icio.us bookmarks through your profile. I’ve added my blog URL to my profile and get a trickle of traffic. Not sure how much my friends really care about social media geek stuff, ha ha. I’ve seen a couple of my more techno-savvy friends using the notes area, though to promote their blog.

  3. They aren’t trying to be like Digg or StumbleUpon where “driving traffic” is a key component. Digg and StumbleUpon wouldn’t exisit in their current forms or be as popular if it weren’t for the traffic surge are capable of generating for a site; often times the result of mass manipulation. I highly doubt that driving traffic to a blog is ever mentioned by the gus running Facebook and MySpace, Hi5, etc. This compares to true bloger social networks such as BlogCatalog.com & MyBlogLog, whose focus is on bloggers. Even so I know that MBL stated that sending traffic is a benefit of beloning however it isnt a primary purpose of MBL.

    BlogCatalog.com is newer than MBL however we plan on releasing features that will drive more traffic to blogs.


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