Apparently i stirred up a hornet’s nest with my previous post on Flickr. Paul K, basically thinks I am wrong about this, and so do a whole bunch of other people. Anil IM-ed and said as much. Well, again missing the point here – I wasn’t talking about the virtues of Flickr. Instead, I was talking about * the selling opportunity. * Did they miss that? As the service grows, which it will, the complexity of their infrastructure is only going to increase. The complexity of the network increases n-square times, as it grows. How will the community react if infrastructure buckles under the load? In other words they will have to spend money on bulking it up, which means they will need to raise money, and dilute their stake and you know the rest. Actually the best reason of my original post is found in PK’s comments:
Kenny Rogers song says, you got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em. See: Friendster.