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?
For many, it came as no surprise that the ring he gave his girlfriend of nine years (they met while undergrads at Harvard) was a simple solitaire ring with what looks to be an approximately 1-carat round red ruby.
When it comes to Facebook, we are still trying to figure out two things: what it is worth to us, and how much it should cost.
Given Facebook's recent IPO, declining stock value and founder Mark Zuckerberg's surprise wedding -- all of which happened within days of each other -- it's easy to say of Facebook's status: "It's complicated."