Ex-COO of MySpace Amit Kapur shared the lessons he learned from MySpace for Facebook. He joined MySpace – was the social network before Facebook, just like Yahoo was the search engine before Google– when it was just a startup, stayed until after it was acquired by News Corp for $580 million in 2005.
The following are his tips and advice for Facebook.
- Don’t prioritize revenue over user experience. This made him frustrating constantly after MySpace was acquired.
- Don’t limit conversations to friends. Facebook posts are only seen by friends, people will have to go to other sites like Tumblr and Twitter then.
- People love to share photos. Beyond Instagram’s deal, FB has to come up with ways to make their own photo sharing better.