+5 Interesting?? C'mon.
"Actually, FB has a lot of technological excellence... it isn't seen:"
1: They have done more for biometric security and automated facial recognition than virtually any other company out there.
Security? that's kind of a freudian slip, not objetcive at all. But yes, they have done a lot.
2: They have a very well made system for hunting down people who are actual people versus dummy/sock puppet accounts that get squashed.
I'm not going for it. I've seen A LOT of phony/spam accounts.
3: They are excellent at geolocation.
What is this supposed to mean? Like if you are good at geolocation (is that a thing?), you achieved technological excelence?
4: They created the "commodity hardware, have the backend application do all the redundancy" where the fault tolerance is in the top of the stack, as opposed to the hardware like the IBM mainframes. This allows for the absolute cheapest machines possible, and if they die, things continue on. Even entire data centers can drop off the face of the earth.
5: They have the best behavioral reporting and profiling tech out there. Want to check if people 18-25 are interested in your new widget? Easily done by a FB trial balloon.
Ok. Granted, that's true I think.
6: FB advertising is one of the few channels that work. People turn off their TV, but the FB ads will still come to them no matter what. I've used it to propagate info for a non-profit gathering... and attendance doubled.
Me and a lot of friend don't see ads, there's a thing called AdblockPlus. And on top of that, didn't General freaking Motors back out because it didn't work for them?
7: FB is one of the few enterprises that can actually get btrfs from an early beta state to a finished product that can handle production data. Without Facebook, btrfs would probably spend another five years being semi-ignored.
Cool for that.
8: FB is one of the few Internet based companies, who, a year after IPO, has stock prices higher than they were when hitting the market and still solid.
And that doesn't mean squat for technological excellence.
9: FB has very tight security. You never see a note about Facebook being hacked, and in security, no news is good news.
They have security, sure. But may be you also live in a basement. (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/02/18/2023244/uk-student-jailed-for-facebook-hack-despite-ethical-hacking-defense) I'm not going to do the googling for you.
10: FB is platform agnostic.
+5 Interesting, really?? His point is about Facebook being a company of technologicall excelence.
So out of 10 points you made. 6 were bulls**t.
"So, even though people bag FB, it is one of the smartest-run businesses on the face of the planet."
May be you should take Zuckerberg's shoe out of your mouth before you speak.