Facebook appeared unprepared to launch, and its IPO was wildly overvalued. The question investors should ask themselves now is whether they should bail out, as many insiders and early investors did, when Facebook first went public, because there's a larger wave of potential selling before year-end.
This week, I turn 28-years-old, which means it's time to reevaluate life and consider how everything's going to change in my maturity.
Amazing -- I beat Mark Zuckerberg at something. In 2011, the billionaire Facebook creator made a one-year pledge to consume meat only from animals he had killed or slaughtered himself. He posted his kills on his Facebook page, of course. But then he caved on his promise after only a few months. I'm sure Zuckerberg made his pledge in good faith. Turns out writing code and raking in millions is easy for him. Killing dinner is hard. I suspect it'd be hard for most of us.
Facebook doesn't have a word problem. Or a terms problem. Or a censorship problem. It has a sexism problem.
Are American citizens really expected to feel guilty about not paying enough tax? When we see such incredible government waste, should we be eager to fork over more money to see it so much of it squandered?
For the first time ever at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, where Zuckerberg gave his speech, an entire pavilion was reserved to startups creating social change.
When you hand over your hard-earned cash for a Mac or iPhone or iPad, or when you log into Facebook.com to check up on your fourth-grade crush, you pr...
The founder and CEO of a company that encourages more than 900 million users to share every detail of what goes on in their minds, is unwilling to share what's going on in his. I'm asking for Zuckerberg to act on the very ideology he describes as being core to Facebook.
While the empires of Facebook and Apple may never see eye-to-eye, their founders are kindred spirits. What does this mean for you, if you are Zuck? Be "like" Jobs and continue to invest in the undeniable power of vision.
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.