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Facebook’s new Ad Network

August 20, 2007

Article in Adweek – the first ad networks are popping up around Facebook.

Facebook has been pretty open about allowing application development.  Beyond the power of the poke and throwing sheep at someone, new applications are starting to show some promise.  I’m particularly interested in the tag that allows you to throw a book at someone.  At this point, I’ve added so many apps I may have to start paring them down to allow for some funcationality and to get back to the clean looking page design that I so cherished when I first signed up. 

This quote might be a bit of a stretch, but it does give you some idea what the power of the platform could be…

“A lot of companies built businesses around Microsoft,” Young said. “If Facebook succeeds at what they’re trying to do, there’s an opportunity for dozens of businesses to add functionality around the social platform and build their own businesses.”

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