Updated July 6, 2011Doc Sheldon
Mark Zuckerberg made his big announcement today, about Facebook’s new video chat feature.
That’s all, folks. Show’s over! Nothing to see here.
All in all, I think most folks were thoroughly underwhelmed. Frankly, I found the first part of his presentation more interesting, where he explained some of the thought process that goes into an analysis, to decide where R&D efforts should be focused. That was nothing new either, but at least it didn’t make me sleepy.
Partnering with Skype doesn’t rock anyone’s world, I don’t think, and frankly, even if FB had developed their own video chat platform, they’d still be several years behind the curve.
Facebook has grown its membership base, it’s true. Mark even spoke wishfully of perhaps reaching a billion users some day. But let’s face it, their user base grew for a few very basic reasons: