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Is it time for a Facebook alternative?

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In light of recent changes to Facebook, some pundits have begun to call for a competing social network with a different take on user information, as we note in the lead story of today’s SmartBrief on Social Media.

Ryan Singel posits that it would take a network of open apps to compete with Facebook, while Christopher Dawson argues that this is a problem only Google can solve.

Given the recent changes to Facebook, are you more or less interested in alternative social networks than you were a month ago? Is is still possible for a network to mount a realistic challenge to Facebook? What sorts of features would such a network need to have to be successful?

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