This is along the lines of Alok’s post but different enough that I thought I would do a new post.

When I look back in history for a model that may predict how the broad social networks will evolve, the Television industry comes to mind. Facebook would be Comcast and there will emerge channels like HBO, PBS, NBC etc. Slide and Rockyou are trying to be these on Facebook. And then there will be the shows that these channels have, some produced internally and others acquired. They will all make money off advertising, market research, virtual goods and ecommerce.

The big difference will be in value of all this. Attention is moving. This all could be many many time more valuable as this is a 2-way medium and the dream of interactive entertainment on a global scale is being realized (interactive tv never took off).

Am I on drugs? What does this blog think?

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