It’s been mentioned several times on several different blogs, including here, that one of Google’s attempts to thwart - or responses to - Facebook’s open platform was to out open Facebook. More and more information about the platform continues to trickle out, but a fairly in-depth report was released yesterday on Techcrunch. I’ve adopted a kind of mantra: ‘If Michael Arrington said it, it must be true.’
One of the important points was made in the final paragraph:
It’s clear that the developers who arrived early to the Facebook Platform party won easy customers. Those that came later had to fight much harder. Developers found their new gold strike, and they will soon all be there, mining away.
Makes sense to get in early on this one.