I am no fan of Facebook but I have to respect professional contrarian Dave Winer’s point, that Facebook enabled everyone to post anything online. This is what they did right and I (and Winer) can keep saying that everyone should have a blog (and they should) but it’s not trivial to have a blog. Facebook provided a platform and an audience.
Yes, Facebook failed in many other ways and they may go the way of Myspace. And we should find a way to replace what Facebook did right.