Has the platform fallen to the very expectation it has sought out to provide?

As anyone traversing the blogosphere now knows, the impending value of Facebook has been significantly marred (and no, we're not exactly speaking of its founder's excessively sweaty, Nixonesqe moment). Such current events notwithstanding, the sustaining cultural implications of the site, both as a business- and social-interaction model, can be examined and analyzed through a number of criteria and criticisms.

Bruce Nussbaum of BusinessWeek recently explored the long-term effects of Facebook's “fatal business model” in the Harvard Business Review.

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