Facebook Applications – Don’t forget the scale question September 13, 2007Posted by John in Technology.
Hey to all you budding Facebook developers – great opportunity right? You bet but don’t forget the scale question. If you build a great app you need to think about scale.
This is a great article that I found on my good old friend GigaOm site. It’s key to understand that developers need to get a handle on the following.
If Facebook wants to be the next Microsoft they better get the develop community under control. I’m sure that they will. Right now Facebook has a bunch of happy developers and I predict that thousands of more will join this year.
Note: I have two main groups: my profile (John Furrier) and an group dedicated to only entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurs Only). If you’re on Facebook join in the groups.
Update: Jeremy Liew has a great post on viral growth. I like what he says about the mathematics of viral growth. Jeremey says “If the viral coefficient (the number of additional members a new member brings) in a population is less than one, it grows but eventually hits a ceiling. But if the viral coefficient is greater than one, it grows unbounded.”