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I rarely defend Facebook, but if you make an app that snaps a photo (which self-destructs) that you can then send to friends, then you knew what you're getting yourself into. The only two options you have is to either make an app that is difficult to copy, or make an easy app but hope for the network effect to work in your favor (i.e. any social media thing out there).



He's not arguing it's not going to be copied - he's arguing Facebook copied it / cloned it. Why afraid to just say that it's true?


>Why afraid to just say that it's true?

On Internet forums accusations of "copying" are generally used the same as "stealing" with a morality payload attached. For example, when something is copied and slightly modified people say "fork" to make sure it is read positively. shrug


Well, I think this is assumed, yes. But Facebook would never admit that "Yes, we liked this idea, so we developed our own" - and because of this it shows a feeling of guilt, or at minimum not being honest. But that fits with Facebook's character, and many who are dishonest in fact.




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