Facebook comments of the week
1. Doc Searls on Facebook's Big Challenge
The big challenge for Facebook, as it has been for AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and everybody else who ever ran a walled garden, is to make their “platform” something that sits on the Net and the Web, not something that substitutes for it. Facebook’s mail, for example, is a substitute. If there’s a way I could get Facebook mail with my IMAP or POP client, I’d rather do that.
2. Valleywag on Facebook's traffic surge
We're just curious what percentage of U.S. text-message traffic is carrying "pokes.