Little stories are scattered througout the media suggesting inquiries into the methods used to determine the pre-IPO valuation of Facebook. But the real surprise is that nobody is outraged over the big cash-outs that investors and former founders are taking.
If you, Facebook, are fortunate to have your community give you a second chance, be transparent about your mission and values. People might be disappointed, but at least they'll see that you are telling the truth.
When dealing with people's thoughts and free speech, Facebook needs to be more flexible. By blindly applying policies, Facebook is inadvertently harming the very users whose lives it seeks to enrich.
Yesterday's Facebook mystique has given way to a very public stock market debacle. Yet if the signals involved are well internalized by management and staff, Facebook could well avoid what could have been an even bigger reality shock down the road.
When I first moved to Silicon Valley, I found myself overdressed most of the time, and my style of dressing just didn't float well with the very youthful techies who showed up to parties in torn jeans, t-shirts and sneakers.
Social networking sites are vast data mines for large corporations like Wal-Mart, who will sift through your posts looking to target you for products based on your genome, or perhaps one day for credit card companies, insurance salesmen, etc. It's already happening.
Facebook has 900 million users and we can't figure out, let alone agree on, whether it has any value or not. And if it does, there seems to be an equal amount of confusion about what that value actually is.
Entire new sectors like social networking, cloud plays, game apps, have already become hard to read even by on-site veterans. The investment scene is weird, wild and warped.
The other day, while I was in a local store picking up a few personal items, I noticed something printed on the side of a can of bug spray. It said "...
Kids shouldn't be subjected to a barrage of advertising honed specifically to who they are -- their friends, their interests, and their online behavior -- or be notified every single time a friend "likes" a movie, a game, a video game, or any other product.
Facebook is like auto-tune. It's like Starbucks. It's like the Honda Civic. It's like the thing no one really loves at any substantial depth, but millions are addicted to and don't really know why.
Facebook is a business, but it is also an information broker. When taken in that context, engaging younger members in a controlled and rational manner makes sense.
Never did I imagine when I posted "The Antisocial Valuation" two weeks ago that I would actually ever get the opportunity to buy Facebook (FB) at a re...
Facebook hacking is out of control. If user privacy and security is not strengthened, then Facebook should issue a bold warning on every page -- just like the cigarette companies do. "Warning! Facebook is not a secure site.
Mark Zuckerberg has buckled to tradition and joined the ranks of the married -- and he let the world know the change in his "relationship status" by announcing it on Facebook.
Were they listening to their own stock analysts and sales forces? Or, were they just getting greedy knowing that retail investors did not know what they knew?