I think the facebook platform is turning into a double edged sword for Facebook. It doesn't seem to have hurt their valuation, but I detect a weakening of the trust factor which facebook were fostering with their closed profiles.
In particular apps which seemingly randomly send out messages on your behalf and apps that don't even work half the time aren't good news.
They need to tighten up the controls, make it easier to understand what an app can or can't do on your behalf and they need to provide app hosting, or have some way to guarantee an app maker can handle the traffic.
Posted by Paul in Social Networking Tech at October 30, 2007 09:51 PM