No doubt it’s a Scoble world.
And he says Facebook is a black hole.
Sucking up all the data from all other apps.
But I wonder.
Could it be that the real revolution is that all the other apps were ready to be ported into any environment? That there already was enough data portability in the broad support for RSS in the base of apps that is enabling it to appear as if Facebook is subsuming everything? Could it be that Facebook is just another way of reading feeds?
I don’t really know because unlike Scoble I haven’t been sucked into Facebook myself. I’m enjoying the summer. I bought a car. Hanging with friends. Flirting with and orbiting around the opposite gender. Feeding coins into parking meters. Thinking about what I can do to help my country. Almost anything but getting obsessed with Facebook.
Could it be that the world is passing me by?
Yes, it could be.
Or it could be that I already have a great feed aggregator and the world is just catching up?
What do you think?
PS: Did you read this in Facebook?
PPS: I’ve had a chance to get to know the Parakey guys, and I can vouch for their idealism. They just joined Facebook. So that bodes well for Facebook de-siloing and really opening up to the rest of the web, in the spirit of sending them away so they can come back.
Click on the pic for more detail.