Facebook's momentum can be described as any sort of a number of analogies involving velocity. I've been meaning to write a post but with so much great insight popping up, I'll leave it to aggregation and attribution.
- "I advise marketers not to invest too much time in creating 'a Facebook strategy' as much as they don't have 'an NBC strategy' or 'a New York Times strategy.' Instead, I encourage them to people watch, learn and then plan based on their audience and the big picture." - Steve Rubel
- "Wal-Mart has the opportunity to build a community with these students, but has to resist the temptation of treating this group as yet another marketing channel." - Charlene Li
- "I want to know what's happening in the world faster than anyone else...If someone says something, I want to see it first." - Robert Scoble via Pete Blackshaw
- "Join or build a community, deploy an application (widget), invest in advertising, gather intelligence from profiles, and extend one’s network." - Jeremiah Owyang, "What the Web Strategist should know about Facebook."
- "Employees are more likely to view important company information when it is just one click away from their Facebook page than if it is on something totally different." - Shiv Singh, Avenue A/Razorfish
- The annual cost of a sponsored group is $1.2 million - Valleywag
And with all good things comes spam. The malicious-minded can create fake profiles to mine profile data.