If You're In The Internet Business And You Don't Watch This Sean Parker Video, You Might As Well Quit Right Now

Sean Parker

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In this clip, Napster troublemaker and former Facebook president Sean Parker gives a talk called “The new era of the network service: why companies like Facebook, Twitter, eBay and Apple (but not Google) will determine the future of the world.”It’s about how “network effects” create super-linear and exponential growth.

Off-and-on SAI contributor Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (now the CEO of a startup called, just tweeted, “If you’re in the internet business and you don’t watch this Sean Parker video, you might as well quit right now.”

The clip, a year old but still relevant, hints at why Google is scrambling to get into social right now.

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