iFrackle May Replace Facebook Twitter and Google News Mark Zuckerburg And Eric Schmidt Can’t Last
By Dock Walls
The question is not if, but when the next internet phenom will emerge in an age of ever changing of internet communications. We have already witnessed the demise of dot coms like Myspace, Lycos, and Excite. Recently the New York Times quoted Tim Chang, a managing director at Mayfield Fund, who said: “There is no consumer-facing Internet brand or site that ever keeps consumers’ attention for more than 10 years….. It is not hard to imagine that in 10 years, people are going to be off of Facebook.”
Perhaps Chang is a little zealous but does he have a point. It’s never too soon to ask; Who will replace Facebook, Google or even Twitter for that matter. Of the three, Google might have developed a business model that will almost guarantee them longevity for many years to come. After all, they were quite busy over the last five years developing the iphone’s only real challenger, nemesis and counterpart; “The Android.” For Eric Schmidt and his team. That adds to their strength.
Now Facebook, on the eve of their public offering, is still unsure of how much money the company is truly worth. Despite having brought in nearly $4 billion last year and although they possess a very valuable asset with their treasure trove of data and user information, one anonymous Facebook investor suggests that they have no clear business strategy.
Well Mark Zuckerburg better look out, because alive and breathing lurks an emerging social network platform currently in its beta stage called iFrackle!, which combines the rich world of social networking with real-time news reporting. iFrackle was fashioned to do one thing; ”Frequently Report And Communicate Key Life Events.” The iFrackle model is a two tiered user-consumer driven paradigm that is open to amateur and professional journalist worldwide. Built on a foundation termed “Citizen Journalists“, iFrackle offers users an opportunity to interact in a dynamic social world as opposed to the virtual world often experienced when using Facebook or Twitter. One of iFrackles primary features is their cell phone application, which allows iFracklers worldwide to submit real-time news stories. Recipients of these Frackles are able to enjoy News updates and information from unlimited geographic areas. This feature is especially attractive to a consumer who is interested in keeping up with Entertainment news or the volatile political-governmental news from around the world. It will aide those who perhaps want to keep up with small-town news, affecting family or friends. Fracklers are rated for authenticity and accuracy and are rewarded virtual currency which can used to purchase goods and services from iFrackle’s sponsors.
It has to happen sooner or latter. iFrackle could be the next dot-com to emerge.