According to Mark Cuban, a billionaire who made a lot of his money on and because of the Internet (and who now spends a lot of his time pissing off bloggers who try to report on the Dallas Mavericks) the Internet is dead.
Speaking at the CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) conference, he announced, “The Internet’s dead. It’s over.”
Funnily enough, though, Cuban still appears to be blogging, and that’s even after he grudgingly let amateur bloggers back in to his sports team…
DId you know that Facebook has a limit to the number of people who can be added as “friends”? To be honest, I didn’t, but apparently if you try to add more than 5,000 people, you’re told that you’ve hit the upper limit.
I suppose when Facebook was first dreamt up, the creators thought that no-one would add even one-fifth of that many links to their account, but Mark Cuban is one person who has.
It’s happened because Facebook is used quite a lot as a way of linking up with people that you might have something in common with, even if you’ve never met them or had a meaningful online relationship.