The Social Media Bubble Isn’t The Only Bubble

Monkey see monkey do. One website becomes successful and quickly a hundred others pop up just like it.

What is success on the Internet? Facebook has over 500 million users globally. But there’s nearly 2 billion Internet users worldwide. A website that draws over 1,000,000 visitors has people salivating.

Would it seem reasonable that the best website in a swamp of hundreds could rise to the top and suck the viewers from all the other websites? May the best man (or woman or machine) win.

The Internet is Not Competitive

The news is still talking in terms of competition for control of the Internet. Facebook versus Google for example.

I personally use both services. I don’t see them as competing for my attention but rather creating a synergy in my life. I enjoy both.

Competition is the old school of thinking. Collaboration is the new school. The Internet operates on a new set of principles. Whoever doesn’t understand that isn’t on board.