Comments on: The most important difference between Facebook and Google http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google The latest investment news from Covestor Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:02:00 -0400 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Greatsby http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3950 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:27:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3950 I keep hearing this dumb comparison. Facebook is a social network company. It’s a valuable business, but you can’t compare it to Google. Facebook is a user-centric website, Google is a technology monster. It’s as if you compare skateboards, which are cool and social, with airplanes, which are all about science, tech and utility.

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By: Matthew11 http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3896 Mon, 27 May 2013 07:08:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3896 The facebook model sounds like it was written by a programmer, basically ensure job security but not doing it right the first time, that’s the programmers motto and the reason why programmers often have to be kept of a tight leash.

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By: Dr.Acula http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3879 Wed, 01 May 2013 06:24:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3879 You can just read it. really. Because maybe shinnee and I wanted you guys to read the book of Vivek Sood the 5-star business networks because we aint giving the book justice if we keep on babbling and quoting it. read it. maybe you could find a copy at goodreads or your local bookstore. really good book.

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By: Mirko Manessi http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3872 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:23:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3872 I couldn’t agree more with you, Mike McG, as I was telling myself the same while reading the article. Another big difference between Google & Facebook is that one (google) is also used a lot for work, while the other (facebook) is widely known for private use. So You cannot play with people’s working tools (something they already do quite lot) as you can play with people’s passtime tools.

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By: Gcina Methembe Mbuduma http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3864 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:18:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3864 there is actually more adults than klids on fb

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By: Albert Stone http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3858 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 04:21:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3858 to shinee, can you give me points that can be found on the book by
Vivek Sood that you find interesting? You said that this book – entitled
5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORKS on Goodreads is connected to this article,
which is somehow true but can you give more insights on that? truth is I
went to Goodreads and put this on my reading list one since I am keen
on learning more about economics, finance and modern commerce.

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By: shinee http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3857 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:30:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3857 Seems to me that it is ‘Ends justify the means.’ Whatever the way they make their business grow it sure is working. The
reason I read this article with a huge amount of interest is because I am currently reading a book on Goodreads called THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORKS by Vivek Sood which argues some similar points in a more forceful and coherent
manner. The part where ‘Google and Facebook are both highly innovative, highly profitable Silicon Valley-based internet companies that have – in just the past decade – altered the way humanity obtains information and communicates.’ resonates very well. So if you want to know more how these bigshot companies stay strong, I encourage you talk to the author of the book to get deeper insights into the material he is covering.

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By: mafioso http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3855 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:45:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3855 Ditto.

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By: An0nym0usC0ward http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3838 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:53:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3838 IMO, as a SW developer, it’s not about “not moving fast enough”, and not about quality vs quantity.

Failure is an absolute reality of engineering – not just software engineering. Cars break down, buildings collapse, electric appliances stop working, dogs become rabid, cats vomit on your carpet, people get cancer or go crazy – and online services break down. IMO, the cultural difference between Google and Facebook is how they relate to this reality. While Google works hard to hide this reality from its users, Facebook openly acknowledges it. I think Facebook’s approach is the more honest one, at least in this regard.

As for the customer reaction thing to how you deal with things breaking: it’s a matter of setting expectations. Google has driven itself into a corner. Its users absolutely expect everything Google to work 24X7, even if that’s unreasonable. Facebook, OTOH, has set an expectation of occasional failure in its user base, and as such, will be forgiven much easier if it breaks, as long as breakage is quickly remedied and is seldom enough. Again, I think Facebook’s approach is more honest and more reasonable, at least in this regard.

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By: shekhar http://investing.covestor.com/2013/01/the-most-important-difference-between-facebook-and-google#comment-3827 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:59:00 +0000 http://investing.covestor.com/?p=29293#comment-3827 The best response & said with brevity! :)

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