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Facebook : Think (perhaps even twice) before creating an application

O’Reilly research has analyzed the usage patterns of Facebook applications and have come to a pretty unambiguous conclusion:

– chances are very significant that your application will be born, live and die in complete uselesssness for the bulk of the Facebook users !

The analysis revealed the following factualities:
– There are more than 5000 Facebook applications.
– There are millions and millions of active users.
– 87% of the usage only goes into only 84 applications.
– Only 45 applications have more than 100.000 active users.

Check it out:
http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/10/facebook_long_tail_report.html

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