Facebook – the Operating System?

UPDATE: I found this article: 12 Ways to Use Facebook Professionally – I’m not sure I totally agree with using Facebook professionally, but some of the same things apply to LinkedIn.

Published: 7/23/2007 6:57 AM
Wow – when Facebook opened up its API’s (special channels into their system which allows others to leverage their software) to the world, they took it up a notch.

I was listening to a podcast last week where a college student said many of his classmates do not even like to use email anymore – they log onto Facebook and send messages to each other from within the system. WOW – that is powerful.

Some have went as far to say “The Facebook Platform reminds many of us of Windows; and people are calling it “the social operating system” on which you can develop your Internet apps.” If this is true – we may have reached a new bar for social applications.