Hangin' out with the cool kids

Over at Slate, Michael Agger has an excellent piece that outlines the potential upcoming war between Facebook and Google (who is now officially trying to take over the world).

Just one man's opinion, but this could become a big deal soon. As much as everyone likes Facebook, there's this little issue of Facebook not generating any sort of revenue. Eventually they're going to have to do something about that, whether it's through charging a subscription fee or more targeted ads within the site itself (i.e. spam, since the columnar ads really aren't effective on a large scale). And, since people have become averse to paying for any sort of online content, that will make them more likely to look for another avenue, which Google or another outlet (Twitter, perhaps, though I think they would have a long way to go to create a comparable service) would be happy to provide.

Or, perhaps Google eventually purchases Facebook, which is another possibility. To their credit, Facebook seems to be doing a good job of keeping their contact info proprietary, as some users have found out to their chagrin.

Regardless, so long as we know where to find people addicted to Cocoa Puffs, that's enough for me.

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