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05-25-2009, 11:57 PM
Join Date: May 2009
I think you have a distinct advantage being the second or third person to do something. You see something that was immensely popular like Friendster for example, but you don't like it. You look at the basic feature, look at what people are requesting, look at what people don't like about it so on and so on and you go on to make Myspace. Then someone else comes along and looks at what you do. They do what they can to improve upon it and next thing you know, you have Facebook.
I'm not saying that you can't be popular by being the first. It's just that by being the second you will have a bit more to work with initially. You will know what people like and don't like and you can improve upon it. Competition is a great thing.
I'm not saying it's better to copy someone else then to be original. I'm saying that if you see something like Twitter and you think you can do it better, give it a shot. You may end up creating something that people will enjoy using a lot more.
I think the reason people switch from one to the other is that they get bored. It's part of human nature to get tired of the same old thing after so long and want to try something different.
That's just my two cents anyway.
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