As I reflect on the last decade, it becomes clear that Facebook more than any service carved out the space now known as social media. Yes, MySpace beat it to market by a few months, but Facebook's edge lay in both its architecture - highly conducive to discovering new network members, then interacting with them richly - and an organizational culture that valued adaptability above everything else.
Indeed, the Facebook in use today is almost unrecognizable compared to what was in use when most of us first signed on. And that template has cleared the way for services like Twitter and others.
It's been a busy day. I wrote this article for Yahoo! Canada Finance:
Beyond the writing, I've spoken with - or am scheduled to speak with - a bunch of neat folks, including
- Andrew Carter on CJAD 800 Montreal
- Jacqueline Milczarek on CTV News Channel
- Richard Cloutier on CJOB 680 Winnipeg
- Stephen Ledrew on CP24 television in Toronto
- Mike Stubbs on 1290 CJBK London
- Bob Steele on CBC Radio Windsor
- Angela Kokott on NewsTalk 770 Calgary
But wait, there's more: If you've got a Facebook account, click this link: