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> While this theory sounds good, it is disproven time and again by initial half-baked versions of sites that then go on to take off. Just check the original launch of YouTube, Digg, facebook.

It is easy to disprove the theory if you get to cherry-pick your examples. Would you like me to list the thousands of other companies that had a couple of poorly implemented features masquerading as a "beta" that were stomped into dust by others who worked a bit harder to do the job better?

Of course! I'd like to hear about them.

Btw, I don't consider using some of the most popular web2 properties as an example to be cherry picking. I'm curious to see your examples nonetheless.

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