Here are the links to four very interesting and important posts about Internet software ecosystems and platforms, from four very influential people, in chronological order.
- Chris Dixon – http://cdixon.org/2009/12/30/whats-strategic-for-google/
- Fred Wilson – http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/04/the-twitter-platform.html
- Mark Cuban – http://blogmaverick.com/2010/09/30/product-vs-feature-the-lesson-of-xmarks/
- Seth Godin – http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/10/the-business-of-software.html
Make sure to read between the lines as well.