• http://www.thesearchagents.com Bradd Libby

    Matt, a great breakdown of the Twitter Questions functionality (and its failings). But, your last line troubles me a bit: “Facebook Questions may be doomed to a quick demise, 500 million users or not.

    The way I see it, if Facebook Questions doesn’t clean up its act, it might be doomed to a quick demise not despite its 500 million users, but rather because of them.

    With a user base that large from the get-go, the engineers have about 1-and-half chances to do something right before the plug might get pulled. If Facebook’s user base was measured in millions, multiple iterations might be possible. But because hundreds of millions are exposed to it, failure is not an option.

  • Matt McGee

    Thanks, Bradd. They’re not making it available to 500 million users anytime soon from what I gather, but yes, I understand the point you’re making.