Are you an entrepreneur? If you don’t have your own platform on the Internet, you tend to become a commodity. In the future, the most successful businesses will be platforms.
The value of a platform is neither in the technology or in the user growth rate. The value is in the community on top of it. In the activity that exists on the network of users, and their interactions.
Nobody should be in the business of “making software”. This is about enabling interactions among people, and among machines.
Are you able to bring together like minds to help people socialize and support each other in a differentiated and relevant way? That’s what people are looking for, and that’s one of the best ways to make the new products.
Technology is the real commodity. The platform problem is essentially an innovation and a marketing problem.