Given the choice between the flailing middle class and obscene wealth...? I think I might actually take the first. Because I remember how it felt being married to someone who had a different approach to money and a completely different set of priorities. It was profoundly lonely.
I'm not a huge fan of Facebook (I'm a Twitter gal). But even I can acknowledge that something seismic has shifted in how we communicate and connect and Facebook epitomizes that -- at least right now.
Why place our bets on Romney when his election may open the door to a return of the days of excessive risk taking and taxpayer funded bailouts? Why spin the wheel again arguing that this time Wall Street will bet correctly?
As Mr. Zuckerberg enjoys his Wall Street campaign and wedding nuptials, I am disappearing into the social media shadows. As an activity, it dangerously toes a line of ridiculous social behavior.
What better way to celebrate the end of the week/canonization of Mark Zuckerberg by Wall Street than with a little music from well-meaning people who want to thank Facebook?!
In the first in a series of POLITICAL Public Service Announcements (#PPSA), I take on the conservative myth that liberals hate wealth and success. Not...
Facebook has transformed how people interact with each other and demonstrated yet again the dominance of American ingenuity. Yet its success also dramatically illustrates problems with the U.S. economy. Six troubling features of the Facebook IPO stand out.
In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.
Rewarding Facebook for yet another amorphous gathering of Internet humanity that avoids ads like the plague and travels digitally out of the Facebook neighborhood like a shut-in, will not make the shareholders money.
The Facebook IPO is a watershed moment in social media. It leaves no doubt that social networks are a true cultural and financial force. Social media is here to stay. It's not a fad. And it's huge business. The big question is what's next.
Former TechCrunch senior writer Jason Kincaid is just young enough to remember those days and, in the book, he explains feature-by-feature how Facebook went from something most "grown ups" said they'd never use to something nearly 1 billion people can't live without.
Pop the corks. Light the sparklers. But please. Enough news already about Facebook's IPO. Facebook's public offering is everywhere -- on the web, on the radio, on TV. Does the public really care as much as the press seems to want it to?
By the '70s, rock had become a bloated mass with few points of entry. That paradigm was smashed by punks like the Clash, who, armed with talent, bypassed the existing machine. Visionary CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg have done the same.
After one particularly awful question, Zuckerberg broke down like a cartoon robot that simply could not compute. His eyes darted from place to place. He furrowed his brow and looked up after several moments of silence. 404 error. I had crashed Mark Zuckerberg.
This week's scheduled IPO is merely an extension of what's been happening in the past 8 years -- ordinary people from around the world investing on Facebook with their lives. It's not only Zuckerberg's Facebook -- it's our Facebook.
Investors are clamoring to get in on the Facebook IPO, and Mark Zuckerberg doesn't really need Wall Street to do it.