Do social networks succeed when they tap into the 7 Deadly Sins?


An interesting nugget from the WSJ’s profile of Linked In founder, Reid Hoffman:

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth [laughter]. LinkedIn is greed. With Facebook, it’s vanity, and how people choose to present themselves to their friends. It’s the feeling of being connected. I like to emphasize the importance of the deep universal, psychological structure in people’s minds.

Hat tip: Adam Rifkin. College Humor followed it up with the image above. More discussion on this thread at 106 Miles.

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