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will another facebook site be succesful?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by dizigold, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. moneymagnet

    moneymagnet Peon

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    #21
    You know what, I was thinking about the same thing. If you want, we can work on it together. Send me a P.M.



    SEMrush
     
    moneymagnet, Dec 28, 2010 IP
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  2. instantit

    instantit Peon

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    #22
    Create a brand new targeted niche of people and imply the reason why they should use it. That should work for you.

    Facebook already grown beyond control of anyone and it is almost like impossible to beat with their current funding and infrastructure.
     
    instantit, Dec 28, 2010 IP
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    #23
    Its possible. I would suggest tapping a small market where facebook has low penetration. You'll have to do some research on that. I started social networking when all my friends had myspace accounts. Slowly everyone moved to facebook and so did I. Seems like myspace is for the under 18 crowd while facebook is for the above 18 crowd. When the next big thing comes along, everyone will move away from facebook and on to something else so its entirely possible. Theres always something better out there. IMO, facebook is kind of just a fad. Eventually people will get bored of it and move on.

    I am more interested in the marketing aspect of facebook. Its changing the way people get exposed to products. If you have a good product, people will definitely share that product with their friends on facebook. The little guy with a big idea could go along way just through a viral youtube video or viral facebook messages. Just look at the whole idea of people sharing their locations on facebook. The small business owner now gets tons of FREE marketing just by people posting where they are at.
     
    killer2021, Dec 28, 2010 IP
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    stephenz Peon

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    #24
    It's a good question. I think it's very difficult to compete with Facebook. Sources said that Google is building a social networking site to compete with FB, we shall wait and see.
     
    stephenz, Jan 5, 2011 IP
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    irule272 Well-Known Member

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    #25
    It's like asking..

    will another Google site be successful as the actual Google company?

    And yes that's how big facebook is now.
     
    irule272, Jan 6, 2011 IP
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    edits Greenhorn

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    #26
    excellent post. The truth spoken in plain terms.
     
    edits, Mar 1, 2011 IP
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    #27
    my opinion would be NO,Facebook is too large now.
     
    vishnubabu, Mar 1, 2011 IP
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    #28
    Well maybe that's what Facebook needs at the moment, a little competition. Good luck to you!
     
    CaliLBC, Mar 1, 2011 IP
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    #29
    I do not think it is good idea at all. You should not copy that and run ads like "better than facebook" :)
     
    f5mtadas, Mar 1, 2011 IP
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    #30
    you must have a good security privacy
     
    berhasil1, Mar 1, 2011 IP
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    Amitoops Well-Known Member

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    #31
    No,not at all .I don't think so it will work because the its facebook were get so popular all around the world and i think you will get lose in this business.
     
    Amitoops, Mar 3, 2011 IP
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    #32
    Definitely not something I would look at going into at this stage, Facebook are simply too large now and if rumours are true about other large companies bringing their own ideas to the table, then a small idea with minimal capital is simply not going to cut it and be a valid competitor :)
     
    Bret, Mar 3, 2011 IP
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    focused.on.art Well-Known Member

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    #33
    If something is large , population of people who don't like it is also large - look at anti microsoft windows movement and alternatives. anti IE alternatives, and so on.
    You have a chance but it won't be that easy.
     
    focused.on.art, Mar 3, 2011 IP
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    #34
    You need to target a niche. Thats how facebook started - their niche was students.

    Maybe you could target old people? A lot of them see Facebook as mumbo jumbo because kids use it.

    Or you could target people from a country facebook hasn't dominated.

    Just give the site a different image and maybe add a extra feature that would appeal to your niche and you should be on your way!
     
    ChrisMono, Mar 3, 2011 IP
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    #35
    Recently I've been thinking that the niche you could target for a facebook alternative could be privacy. A simple facebook clone that protected peoples information could do pretty well.
     
    IMBobby, Mar 5, 2011 IP
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    #36
    If I had a dollar for everytime I've read a post about someone wanting to start the new Facebook/Twitter/Google/Groupon, I'd be a very rich man.
     
    Steve Marino, Mar 5, 2011 IP
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    #37
    Hah! Exactly what I was thinking.

    Seriously, though, if you want to compete with a behemoth like Facebook, you need think of something wholly different from Facebook.
     
    Phooey, Mar 5, 2011 IP
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    #38
    gud luck ,but facebook is the strong competitor.
     
    unknownpray, Mar 6, 2011 IP
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    #39
    how can you compete with 67Bln website ? lol
     
    Genesis1, Mar 6, 2011 IP
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    #40
    facebook has more of a family demand how about instead of copying do things such as dislike buttons or i dont care buttons things that facebook would never do


    and if you remember facebook took down myspace friendster etc
     
    FriendSwapMeet.com, Mar 7, 2011 IP