The founders of WhatsApp, a smartphone messaging service that is wildly popular around the world, proudly declared they would never make their users the product. They built their brand off of this guiding philosophy and used it to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.
Qe are not products, but rather social people who want to control how we share our lives and protect our privacy. As the Red Sea in social media parts, we are left to choose which side to swim in.
It was November 9, 2006. A few big-time entrepreneurs in attendance understood Mark's vision but believed they could beat or buy him. The rest were cheerily myopic. Their loss was my gain.
Last week, hundreds of millions of Facebook users received their very own Look Back videos, featuring images they posted over the years on Facebook ed...
Facebook isn't real or productive, it's just an advanced version of the electronic bulletin boards that have been around since the Internet dawned. Nobody on those old boards met their 'soul-mate' or bought a car; or paid their bills; or broadcasted their political opinions; or flamed each other for disagreeing.
The king of social media is finally recognizing that privacy is not just some cultural relic to be engineered away.
Meca was very hesitant at first, especially as Anthony was an artist. As an accessory designer, Meca didn't think she wanted to date an abstract painter. "I don't date artists," she proclaimed. Soon they discovered that they were indeed soul mates.
Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.
Is it just or me, or does it seem that we only hear things about her that are, well, less than flattering? And why is that the case? Is it because of her relatively distinct position?
Story: In the popular TV show, Undercover Boss, employees believe they are training a job applicant that may be hired, yet they are actually teachin...
Reagan charged up the hill of Big Gov't - now it's Obama turn on Big Inequality. Lowry & vanden Heuvel debate whether that's the "defining challenge" of our era and if government can do anything about higher executive pay, lower worker wages. Then: is Boehner's tantrum a one-off or a strategy?
Mark Zuckerberg, as part of a consortium that created Internet.org, believes that getting everyone in the world online is the only solution.
How strange that a company with a notably young and vibrant CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sheryl Sandberg as its CMO, instructing career women everywhere to Lean In, should be using an outdated image of what a CEO should look like?
The dominance of social networking sites, such as Facebook, sparks unique issues of information privacy and the ethics of sharing online. An important step towards addressing these concerns is to gain a better understanding of how Facebook sees its own role in within these debates.
According to data from Wealth- X, an intelligence provider on ultra-high net worth individuals, British artist Damien Hirst is the wealthiest artist i...
Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.