Marc Andreessen on Facebook Platform

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I am three weeks behind the times, so I’m just catching on to how cool the Facebook Platform is. Then I read “Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in” by Marc Andreessen. It’s a must read for any social-networking entrepreneur. Facebook Platform is almost as exciting as developing Safari apps for the iPhone. 🙂

By | 2016-10-24T14:20:13+00:00 June 19th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff, Entrepreneurship|7 Comments

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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Gubatron June 20, 2007 at 7:52 am - Reply

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  2. ModernMagellans June 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Marc Andreesson Teaches about Start-ups

    If you are not following what Marc has to say about starting a company, you risk not being funded. Say what you will about what happened with Netscape and AOL. Marc rode the ride and has a lot to share…

  3. Roger Anderson June 20, 2007 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I think the post on devshots belongs on Truemors at best. At worst it deserves a SPAM label.
    Marc’s posts are always interesting aren’t they. If I ever get the chance though I want to ask him about the day in 1995 I think it was that Netscape gave up on the search page. I went there and it said – “We give up. Go see Yahoo.” Can you imagine doing that today? Oops! That is almost as bad as turning down the job of Yahoo CEO. What idiot did that?
    What post on devshots? 🙂

  4. Roger Anderson June 20, 2007 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    OK, so now how is that person who turned down the Yahoo job gonna fix that? 😉
    (Hint: Start something that gets bigger…)
    And can you get me the answer from Marc? It has haunted me lo these 12 years.

  5. Michael Chui June 21, 2007 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Facebook Platform: Cool.
    iPhone App Dev: Very cool.
    Facebook App that integrates with the iPhone: Ice rink cool.
    I can see it now. Voice-Twitter with a Bluetooth headset: a techie walks down the street, chattering about what he’s seeing while a voice-to-text program in his iPhone uploads it to Twitter and it appears on his Mini-feed.

  6. Margaret Howe June 21, 2007 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Yes, the kid who turned down a $1 billion buyout offer ( is getting on the API widget bandwagon. I’m not sure how it benefits the third party developer, other than getting a culture of cool status. But developing little aps sure has been popular for the iGoogle page.
    I have reservations about using the facebook API to make anything because the terms seem to give me little reason to do it. (
    I favor transparency & third-party development access, but not when it is so limited it benefits only the main platform and leaves next to nothing for the third-party. (
    If you were a VC & mentor to Facebook, would you have advised them not to sell?

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