August 14, 2003
Pretty fucking absurd, if you invented a wildly successful product would then wage war on your users and try and destroy everything they like about your product?
The weirdest bit is that friendster is still growing rapidly despite a management that is completely hostile to the actual users. And on the flip, Tribe.net, listens closely and talks to its users, but is pretty much still born so far. None of the dynamism of friendster there, despite the fact that they welcome it. Could it be that friendsters antagonistic relationship to its users actually helps drive some of its success. Action is more fun if its illegal after all...Posted by Abe at August 14, 2003 10:03 AM