“Twitter may create a Facebook/Twitter hybrid that alienates power users without bringing casual users on board. Avoiding that possibility with a Twitter Now approach seems preferable.”—http://redef.it/h0Hz
“The deal solidifies the growing move in the tech industry to focus on private messaging as the future of communication. Vine is owned by Twitter, which itself introduced photo direct messaging late last year. And consider also Facebook’s $16 billion purchase of messaging service WhatsApp, the continued rise of Snapchat, and the introduction of Instagram Direct. It’s too early to say whether or not any of those are set to last for the future, but the tech industry is certainly fighting to be in control of your private communication.”—http://thewi.re/1j6ivvT
“I do think gaming is a start,” Zuckerberg said. “Once you get a network effect around gaming, you start to get communication cases. … People will build a model of a place far away and you can go see it. It’s like teleporting.”
“It might take five or 10 years” to fully realize Oculus’ potential, Zuckerberg said. Even though its immediate goal is getting the Rift headset to market, he predicted that Facebook will not seek to profit from the hardware, making its money instead from the software and services around Oculus.
“Make no mistake: our future partnership with Facebook will not compromise the vision that brought us to this point. Our focus remains on delivering the promise of WhatsApp far and wide, so that people around the world have the freedom to speak their mind without fear.”—http://blog.whatsapp.com/?p=529
“The shift to mobile apps narrows our view and our use of the limitless expanse of the Internet and it risks driving power into the hands of a few dominant companies. While inevitable, it’s also disturbing.”—http://redef.it/gFy