What will Facebook be like in 2010?

Interesting reading for virtual socialites with a technical slant.

Facebook: 5 Predictions for 2010

Facebook has been around for more than five years, but it hit critical mass and exploded in 2009. As the new decade begins, the fallout is blowing over the entire web. Facebook Connect is everywhere, in case you hadn’t heard. We’re talking 60 million users on 80,000 web sites.

The Facebook web site itself has reached 350 million users — a population size between that of the United States and the European Union. This Christmas, web traffic analysis firm Hitwise said Facebook briefly surpassed Google as the most visited web site in the world for the first time.

Several huge changes were made to the site in 2009, and some of them weren’t popular. But many of the changes that perplexed casual users this past year will make more sense when you think about their future implications. Facebook (Facebook) plans to be a lot more than a personal social network for sharing status updates and pictures. There’s no need to be coy; Facebook is in some sense trying to conquer the web over which Google (Google) reigned for several years, and in 2010 it’s better poised to do so than any challenger has been to date.

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~ by WPA Staff on December 31, 2009.

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