What’s Facebook NOT Telling you?

SecretsFacebook is big… really big.

And things that big get picked on. Hey, it may not be fair but that’s just the way it is. Don’t cry for Facebook of course, they have about 146 million reasons (annual revenue + active users) to not care about prattle coming from nay-sayers.

This article is not about the nay-sayers though, nor is it about feeling sorry for Facebook…

I did want to talk about one comment that was made to me earlier this week though. I was told (paraphrased, I’m sure):

It’s really terrible that Facebook is opening up more and more all the time, especially now that they’re letting Google into the party… They should pay attention to where they came from and stay a closed system

But here’s a little secret for all the people against the opening up of Facebook:

Facebook knows something about the fundamental keys that will make up eCommerce 2.0… and they’re not telling you.

But I like to share so I will…

Ready for this? It’s really simple, but really huge…

People DON’T buy from friends.

See, simple. But core to eCommerce 2.0. And Facebook knows this.

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My Daily Twitter – 2007-09-26

  • Thinking about how to manage many social media streams and effectively present them to the people looking for them… #
  • @chrisbrogan my experience says they need to know WHY they ought to do it… over, and over, and over again #
  • @chrisbrogan it took me 8 months just to get a blog implemented at work the first time :) #
  • ah, time to put kids to bed! #
  • Ah! how’d it get to be 2 am already?!?! #
  • lol, You know you’re too busy when you forgot your press release went out & you stumble across it on CNN! http://money.cnn.com/news/news#
  • oops, broke link @@!*!*& Twitter :)
    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/primenewswire/126848.htm #
  • @chrisbrogan I just saw a twitter you made earlier… Has another podcamp Toronto been scheduled? I hadn’t heard anything about it. #

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The Thirty Day Challenge


In a nutshell… The Thirty Day Challenge is about making your first $10 online. For a full 30 days Ed Dale, Dan Raine and crew are going to show you exactly how to start your own Internet business and generate your first income online without spending a dime.

That’s right, this is going to cost zip, diddly, nothing, nada, ziltch. The entire training program is free, and you won’t have to spend a thing to get your business started and begin making money. No credit card required.


‘Cause I want to!

Just kidding! I’m promoting it because I believe that Ed Dale, Dan Raine and everyone else who had a hand in putting this program together have done a great job.

I’ve had an ear in the Internet Marketing world for a number of years; have listened, watched and participated in dozens of different programs and products; have attended numerous seminars and shows; listened in on, and even hosted dozens of teleseminars; and have been lucky enough to be able to chat with some of the best in the business… So I know quality when I see it.

And the fact that Dan and Ed are giving it all away COMPLETELY free is incredible and humbling and when it comes down to it, that’s the kind of people that I want to be involved with and promote.

This isn’t a promotion for money (it’s free after all) this is heartfelt promotion in a quality product that can help beginners get a leg up online.

This also isn’t a one off sort of thing as I also agreed to act as a moderator in the Thirty Day Challenge Forum!

So, if you want to learn the basics of Internet Marketing, this is the program for you.

If you don’t really want to be an Internet Marketer, but want to run a ‘real’ (and by that I really mean a ‘more-traditional’) type of business online, this is still the program for you.

So what are you waiting for… it’s free after all!

Get Started with the Thirty Day Challenge here!

Oops, my Ampersand was hanging out!

Thank you to the people who took the time to point out my shortcomings :)

Just kidding!

You may have noticed some odd characters (&nspb) in a couple places on the blog the last few days.

When I get into tweaking mode on my blog I just hand code my changes and looks like I made a typo which was displaying in my sidebar in a couple places.

This has been fixed and I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who took the time to let me know!

Appreciated it!