Facebook’s Secret Power

Nick Bilton on one of Facebook’s more subtle but profound powers: The ability to see what’s going to be popular before nearly anybody else, and potentially change it. Facebook Connect “allows Facebook to see the speed with which people are signing up for a new service. The same monitoring is applied to the type of content that is being sent to Facebook from other apps or sites.”

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