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Accidental successes

Some clips from Jeff Jarvis which I totally agree with.

“On celebrity, Marwick says that it is a one-to-many relationship. Celebrity is having followers. Aha, so that makes Twitter a machine that makes us all celebrities, no? Everybody’s famous to 15 followers.”

“When the photo service Flickr started, its husband-and-wife founders, Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, made a fateful if almost accidental decision. As Fake puts it, they “defaulted to public.” That is, while other online photo services made the assumption that users would want to keep personal pictures private—stands to reason, no?—Flickr decided instead to make photos public unless told otherwise.”

“But remember the key insight that made Facebook such a success: It brought real names and real relationships to the internet. It’s about good friends.”

So #camrev businesses take note!

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