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August 7, 2013

"The best startup ideas seem at first like bad ideas"

History tends to get rewritten by big successes, so that in retrospect it seems obvious
they were going to make it big. For that reason one of my most valuable memories is how lame Facebook sounded to me when I first heard about it. A site for college students to waste time? It seemed the perfect bad idea: a site (1) for a niche market (2) with no money (3) to do something that didn't matter. Black Swan Farming

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 7, 2013 9:17 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Facebook is a lousy product, it does nothing and charges for it. All its content is provided for free (or pay) and its constantly changing in ways that annoy its users.

Yet it took off big time and is hugely popular. Its indicative of so much these days, that makes no sense, like an unpopular president in a lousy economy with virtually no independent voter support winning reelection.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 7, 2013 10:56 AM

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