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Will Pate’s First Law of Social Applications

Published on 22/04/08
by willpate

The reason people use a social application is best expressed by how people use its name as a verb.


  • “I just sent you a text message with the code and if that doesn’t work, I’ll Facebook it to you.” – The email you actually check
  • “YouTube that video” – Let’s be famous
  • “MySpace me” – More friends makes me feel liked
  • “Twitter that” – Group page is cool if it’s pull
  • “Digg a story” – Let’s find cool stuff on the internet
  • “Skype me” – My phone bill is too high already

Anyone have their own examples?

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