What did facebook do right?

@JosephP (1118)
Jamaica
November 17, 2011 6:48pm CST
Facebook is just one of many social networks on the internet. Yet even though it was not the first, it is now the most popular. What did facebook do so differently that has led to it's huge success.
4 responses
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
20 Nov 11
I guess they have paid some celebrities who have made facebook popular. If I remember correctly, famous soccer(football) players have started sharing things on facebook, and the fans did accounts on them, just to keep in touch with their favorites. I guess this is the key which made facebook so popular, and once the snowball started to roll down the hill it became bigger and bigger. But I guess they will be a time when the snowball will melt or break. Than the owners will have to come up with something which will start another snowball.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
21 Nov 11
I think so too, they need to constantly be thinking of ways to keep people interested.
• Romania
21 Nov 11
This is true for every business. The laws of marketing say that every business, every product has 5 phases, and the last one is the decline, which can be stopped with a major improvement.
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@bodhi_91 (193)
• India
18 Nov 11
Popularity is a ever increasing graph. Once U start becoming Popular, U never lose track. It will increase and increase and increase.. Facebook brought so many things under the same umbrella, like chatting, sharing photos, videos, creating private and public groups, commenting on each stuff and posting anything. All these are made user friendly. Also, as I said, the most populated place gets increased. People join facebook just because it is so popular and such a nice place to meet new people. That's the key to its popularity!
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
18 Nov 11
I see. Like gravity, the bigger planets have a stronger pull.
• United States
18 Nov 11
Facebook started years before it was made public.. It was only used by college students and employee's. They were the only people allowed to use facebook. When it went public it was already well populated before it hit the public. So my answer is it was ahead of the game before it went public..
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
18 Nov 11
That is a really smart thing. To build up the user base before releasing it to the world. Thanks for pointing this out
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
29 Nov 11
Facebook has definitely helped me find so many friends from when I was a kid. Since it is so famous, everyone has facebook so it is possible to find anyone there, if they have their genuine name that is.