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By Christoph Ono, builder at GBKS, and tweetable at @GBKS.

Unbundling: AOL, Facebook and LinkedIn

6/24/17MobileFacebook

Any smartphone app can use the phone book and PSTN numbering system to access a ready-made social graph, removing a lot of the friction Facebook benefits from on the web. A core Facebook use case is photo sharing, and a smartphone's built-in photo library offers much more fluid ways to share photos across multiple services. In effect, the phone book and photo library are reservoirs that any app can tap into, where on the desktop, creating that resource is a major pain and a major moat for Facebook.