Instead if flipping channels when commercials bombard you while watching TV, try watching few ads. You will see that majority of the brands want you to check out their Facebook page. Back in the day, it used to be their own website but now its a page hosted on Facebook where the content is technically owned by Facebook.
Don’t know about you but I think that this is a significant shift. Will Facebook soon be our go to spot for everything internet has to offer? Yes, for some time it will hurt the overall eco system of the world wide web but then something new will challenge its authority. Yahoo! was the number one destination for quite a number of years. It was replaced by Facebook and some day there will be another website or service that will render Facebook obsolete.
I think the reason Facebook will not survive the tide of time is because we humans have a tendency to know that we can’t put all our eggs in one basket. Facebook is trying to be everything to everyone because it is playing the social card. That card will be useless once we get tired of sharing. Human deprogramming will take place sooner or later…
Until it lasts, Facebook deserves most respect for being extremely successful without a product or service.