Social sites: who wins?

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What sort of maker wins in the long run?

I read the transcripts, all very fascinating. Aaron’s focus is on building stuff whereas Mark’s is human interaction- Aaron focuses on products and consulting whereas Mark was already thinking big picture about social. Aaron seems more ambitious than almost anyone and Mark seems 10x even more ambitious than that.
Even if Aaron is the superior engineer, Mark is the superior psychologist. Vision and navigation of systems constructed by humans turns out to be more important than building a lot of stuff no matter how cool or new it is.
Also seems like mark argues there aren’t any ideas to steal and admits facebook’s been done before- just this time he’s going to execute it better.