Why can 't Facebook copy WeChat faster?
Maybe they are losing time trying to come up with better ideas, instead of re-using things that are proved to work already.
This idea of “copying” makes tech people in the West feel unconformable because they think so much rely on their own creativity. Actually, despite all the fuzz around inventors, the important thing with tech is how relevant it is to the people, place and time where it is used.
Copying is already not easy and takes time. Making a point of never copying is just foolish.
This text was originally published in quora.