The Internet is Facebook

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in thoughts | No Comments

The always entertaining SitePoint podcast (#98) spent some time contemplating the possible demise of OpenID and the shift towards Facebook Connect.

This had me thinking; knowing the difficulty some users have in differentiating the Internet from their browser (or from their broadband provider or email for that matter), I started wondering how soon it would be before Facebook’s support department started getting calls that the Internet was broken. When an inexperienced user is clicking on Facebook buttons to log into a ‘Connect’-ed website, it’s understandable that they might start thinking that other website is Facebook.

In one of those wonderful moments of serendipity the internet offers, I then came across Ryan Carson’s post on Facebook being the Internet. How long before a major corporation does away with their .com presence and moves wholesale onto Facebook? What impact will that have on our jobs?

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