Facebook’s 1 Billion Human Shield Against Disruption

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http://techcrunch.com – Facebook grew to 1 billion users by adding massive value on top of what came before it. Specifically, authenticated identity. There may be no greater leap forward another social network could take, and that’s why Facebook will hold the crown for a long time. What’s emerged is network effect incarnate. No feature, no user interface, and no marketing campaign can trump that. Sorry, startups. If you want someone to sign up for something, you have to give them a reason why. Either something critical they’re not already getting, or the new opportunity to connect with the people t (IT news)