Author's Note

Facebook is a real powerhouse on the Web. In many ways, Facebook and Google have managed to influence nearly every other Web site online. That both companies are flexing their muscles and expanding into worlds beyond the Web is interesting to me. I'm curious to see how well both can incorporate other forms of media and services into their own models.

Sources

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