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The magic of Facebook

Some time ago I was so reluctant to get into a social network, convinced that this is for teenagers who are busy sending photos and saying the color of their pants. But the differences between this initiative and others like MySpace or Hi5! They demonstrate once again that we can demonize things to the point of stubbornness, and one day hitting the stone in our teeth out of simple resistance to change or acceptance of collective tendencies.

My children were bothering an entire afternoon because they wanted to get in there, knowing that if I did not help them, another would do it, I sat down, I opened their profile, gave them clear guidelines on how to control privacy and the promise that their Password Will be the one I know because I hope to be watching them -More for safety than for mistrust-.


After an hour my daughter came jumping up, with her two teeth still not coming out, presuming that 18 already had friends connected and four labeled. It might seem like a little surprising statistic, but it's curious that most of her friends are second-grade schoolmates, and just as she should have been ten years away from her date of birth for Facebook to accept.

I am pleased to know that they have a lot of trust with me, in a couple of days they have already added all their school teachers, neighbors and cousins ​​with whom they play ball in the afternoons. My son who is more ingenious gave me classes on how to do the farm FarmvilleWell, one day I remember starting it, I planted a few plants, put up a fence, a white duck and when I saw it again about a month later it was a mess. I have come to the conclusion that a friend sent me a fox as a gift and he ate the few plants, made love to the duck and then ate it for dessert.

For banal uses, Facebook is a definite waste of time, depending on age, interests, or point of view. But that's how Facebook is, absorbing, the girl who lights up my eyes took her time to enter saying that she did not occupy that and that she was tired that all her friends sent her invitations. One day I finally convinced her to upload her poems that she finely builds from her soul, she spent more than an hour crying with nostalgia when she found her schoolmates in that boarding school where she was in her mid teens.

That is the magic of Facebook, its creators were ordinary people who thought basic things like:

There are Chorromil Millions of pages on the Internet, the same page I am now seeing is being viewed by 50 colleagues who share my interests.

Right now they are connected half of my colleagues who played ball in the mud of that court and were poisoned with the same goodness of that mulatto that we were hungry.

Will not it be possible to make an Internet of people?

What happens if we release the API so that everyone can benefit as they want?

That is Facebook, it is the network, but not of html pages, but of people who exist, who communicate, who meet for a coffee, who do research on similar topics, who share information of particular or collective interest. Every day security standards have improved, to the level that you can group the known ones to turn off the chat window for everyone with one click or configure what we expect others to see from us. At this point it is becoming as widely used as Wikipedia, with the difference that it is not only possible to take advantage of altruistic but also commercial advantage and its customization is the people grouped around crude boards.


To conclude I leave some pages of Facebook with the amount of fans that group, some of important companies, others of personal pages that have taken advantage of its potential, not by its appearance That is bizarre- but for the more than 400 millions of real people inside:

Facebook Official wall, with over 10 millions of fans.
Gray's Anathomy Series to spend a good hour at night, has more than 5 million fans.
CNN News chain, almost with the million.
I played Mario Bross Nearly a million fans
Mazinger The first Chinese comic that we knew in childhood. More than 230,000 fans confirm that they took a liking to him.
AutoCAD More from 50,000.
Love in the Time of Cholera From the book by García Márquez, almost the 50,000.
As good as it gets More from 7,000 fans of these great movie.
Revit Architecture More from 4,000.
ESRI More than 1,800, it seems little but that is. Perhaps it is not the most popular page on this topic.
Blog and Web From a Mexican friend, above 800.
Bentley Systems The AutoDesk competition Bentley, But with only 800 fans.
GeoSolutions Colombian friends, with about 250.

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Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  2. Bentley Systems Bentley competition ???

  3. Out off topic:

    Bentley Systems Bentley competition ???

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