Intentional or not, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey created platforms. A piece of work from which others can create. Seth Godin has a good post today that speaks to the platform.
What if we created a platform that allowed every single person who was interested in the weather to contribute? We’d probably get something annoying like Weatherville (sister game to Farmville), someone would post something that wasn’t appropriate, there would be no way to keep up with the data stream and it would probably give away people’s location and compromise their personal information.
We shouldn’t do that…and it would break the old, established, comfortable model.
Yeah…better let someone else do that.