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According to a recent report from Informa Telecoms & Media, worldwide mobile penetration has hit 50 percent. Informa claims that there are 3.3 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. At the end of September there were mobile networks operating in 224 countries, which is up from 192 countries in 1997 and 35 in 1987. Even though there are now an estimated 3.3 billion mobile subscriptions activated currently, Informa cautions that some countries have a mobile penetration rate of more than 100 percent, meaning some users have more than one subscription.

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Tony Fish, a member at Gerbsman Partners Board of Intellectual Capital has received a nomination as one of the top 500 influencers from the UK paper Guardian Unlimited and Courvoisier The Future 500.

Tony Fish, author and founder, AMF Ventures, London Fish is involved in technology, media and telecoms industries, building hi-tech companies since 1994. He is the founder of AMF Ventures, a strategic consultancy focused on the move to 2.0. Mobile Web 2.0, Fish’s second book, focuses on the changing relationships between mobile, TV, web and print, and the uniqueness of mobile metadata.

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opensocial.jpgFacebook and OpenSocial is doing what MySpace have failed to do. As it goes, innovation goes before legacy. Shumpeter spoke about creative destruction, and OpenSocial is just that. It will eat a cake from existing base and move the industy forward. Check this out.

A question that I wonder about is what News Corp. will think about this and more importantly, whats the response.

Facebook Stats

  • More than 50+ million active users
  • More than 200,000+ new registrations/day since January 2007
  • Users spend on average 20 minutes/day on Facebook(Source: comScore)
  • #1 photo sharing site on the Web (Source: comScore)
  • More than 14 million photos uploaded/day
  • More than 6 million active user groups

Source: Facebook Statistics

Facebook vs. MySpace

Facebook:

  • One Person – One Profile (No Multiple Personas Allowed)
  • No Fake or Anonymous Profiles Allowed

MySpace (100+ million profiles):

  • One Spam King – 500,000 MySpace Profiles
  • Fake and Anonymous Profiles Allowed – William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Chair, Butter, etcetera

Facebook Apps

  • 7000+ apps
  • 100+ new apps/day added
  • More than 80% of Facebookers installed at least one Facebook app

Facebook Developers

More than 200,000+(*) Facebook Developers World-Wide; With Myspace not allowing the same self organization, News Corp will have a hard time keeping it up.

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meebologo.pngMeebo have recently invited developers like 3rd Sense, Absolutist, AddictingGames, Clearspring Technologies, Kongregate and more to launch games into the Meebo platform and API. Moving forward, Meebo mention seeing shopping, music, video and productivity applications as well. Meebo work closely with the developers to ensure quality.

Opening of their IM and Community platform is leading to some good opportunities. Where Facebook have taken the lead, and OpenSocial is trying to enter – coopetition and co-development with open API’s is clearly a recepie for success in the social network world.

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