Running Facebook costs a lot of money

Advertising on Facebook: It now costs over a billion dollars a year to run Facebook, and delivering ads is how Facebook pays for this. It’s amazing how much money it costs to run some PHP doodads and spying for free. Via: Daring Fireball.

December 26, 2011

I deactivated my Facebook account

For people who miss my on Facebook, I’m here and I’m ok. If you want to reach me there are many ways to do that. For example by sending me an e-mail. You can send me an email at peter@tweevijftig.nl. In the meantime I’m also available on Twitter. But I’m not sure how long this will last. My web presence as always is here, which it has been ever since 2004 and it will continue to be so in the future....

November 13, 2011

Not locked up in your phone or email

In the first 5 minutes of the video The Storage Technologies Behind Facebook Messages the bald manager talks about messages and shoeboxes, and how he can’t have all his messages in one place. He says: “Where is my box of letters? It’s locked up in a phone, it’s locked up in email. It’s not in one place. Until now.” The one place being Facebook. So I ask, how is it better if we lock up all our messages in Facebook?...

April 11, 2011

Facebook acquires FriendFeed

I’m not sure what to say. FriendFeed is an amazing service for sharing and commenting on stuff. And now they are acquired by Facebook. I’m not sure what will become of this. But it doesn’t feel good.

August 10, 2009