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If anything, it is display of why Facebook brought in Friendfeed and where they plan to go in the future in terms of native integration.
Personally I think it makes Facebook far more attractive as a platform and with the Facebook 3.0 iPhone App coming out with the ability to post to Pages, it could really make the Facebook Page the hub of the social media presence.
Once upon a time Altavista used to be one of the leaders in search, however that is all they were. What Google has succeeded in doing is increasing their share of the attention and dependency of the users through complimentary services.
I see Facebook as trying to become more than just a social network with initiatives such as Facebook Connect, search and a big push from corporate and application sides.
Facebook is becoming more than just a social network, it is becoming a part of our online identity. Once it is a part of our identity it will very hard for us to give it up.
On the topic of milk and bags...
It is an industry secret that shopping channels make their money on the shipping not the actual product hence the ridiculous 2 for 1 deals.
YouTube isn't necessarily something that needs to generate revenue for Google, sure it may cost them half a billion dollars to maintain (though I have heard that number has been exaggerated) it is a drop in the bucket of the 20+ billion dollars on advertising.
Google makes money off advertising not video. YouTube is a marketing avenue for them to drive traffic to their services that bring in the revenue - people spending more time online.
It is something that I have really been thinking about lately and I was up late last night writing a follow up blog post. I will keep you posted.
Show me the way and I will do what I can.
The camera is great and Vistek price matched with Black's so I was a happy man.
I would imagine they are the experts of their their product and of course their opinion would be valued in the conversation.
I think there is a missed opportunity that they are missing, would you agree?
This is all the more important when you are looking at the metrics, though adoption is still lagging behind.