Gustavo Ballvé on December 17th, 2010
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We’ve all heard about the Social Network movie (probably most of us have seen it). A better time allocation is the Web2.0 Summit interview embedded inside with the man himself, The Time Magazine Person of The Year, Mark Zuckerberg.

Before we poke some fun at Facebook, here’s a thought: we do make fun of what’s relevant to us the more mainstream it gets, yet it doesn’t necessarily mark the end of an era. Think of Microsoft Windows, the OS we all have loved to hate for the last 25 years or so and it’s still there. The “winner takes all” aspect of the network effect in Facebook’s case is a fragile argument – what network are we talking about, and why will we have to interact with it the Facebook way? Just because we can’t see today what could topple Facebook, it doesn’t mean something – or likely a combination of “things” – won’t.

The 56-min interview on Web 2.0 Summit:

OK, here it is: when Mark Zuckerberg makes the cover of Time Magazine as “Person of the Year”, is this the peak for Facebook (via Big Picture blog)? Plus, two videos depicting one’s life story on Facebook in two very different ways – both sometimes funny, sometimes endearing but always interesting.

Facebook, the BOOK (1:11)

When Facebook becomes a book from Siavosh Zabeti on Vimeo.

A Life Told on Facebook (2:52) – this one is a little dark and has strong language, but it’s brilliant.

If Facebook existed years ago – the cockroach saying “whatever” to the meteor shower that supposedly killed the dinosaurs is worth the click.

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