“Let the hacking begin: If Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? What do you think? #hackercup2011″.
Posts Tagged ‘Mark Zuckerberg’
West coast freelancer Gerard Wright, via a Saturday, December 18th piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, tees off Time Magazine‘s selection of Mark Zuckerberg as Person the Year to relay some critical job seeking advice to all twentysomething non-billionaires. This holiday season and beyond, DON’T drink and status update.
Howard Rheingold, who teaches a social media class at Stanford University, has begun to notice [a resistance to sharing private life moments on social media] among his former students, now in their 20s, passed over for post-graduate positions or jobs. The reason for those failures? “Their drunken Facebook pictures,” he said in a radio interview.
So Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time‘s “Person of the Year“, huh? Let’s be honest: Zuckerberg was the “Person of the Year” because Hollywood made a cool, largely fictional film about him. Facebook hasn’t changed much since 2009. And as powerful and important as Facebook has become, its growth in the past year is nowhere near as interesting or important as what WikiLeaks has accomplished over the same time.
[A] great deal can be said about Assange, much of it unpleasant. He is inclined to the grandiose. Contempt for nearly every authority drives his work, and unguarded e-mails — leaked, naturally — reveal hopes that transparency will bring “total annihilation of the current U.S. regime.” In London, he is fighting extradition to face allegations in Sweden that he sexually assaulted two WikiLeaks supporters.
Not sure what to make of this press release we got this morning. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is set to get a new animated biopic based off of the Bluewater comic book Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook. Which sounds cool and all, except the film company making the movie, Hayden 5 Media, is calling the film Mark Zuckerburg and The Found.
Yup. Zuckerburg. With a “u.”
Might want to fix that press release guys.
Mehhh. Who are we kidding. They could call it “Maury Zuckerman and the Giant Matzo Ball” — as long as they include lots of animated, wish-fulfillment, billionaire sex with models we’ll probably still watch.
Is it just us, or is it really strange to see someone of “Orchid Thief” author Susan Orlean‘s stature tweeting about Facebook? And using an “Argh!” You know how TMZ and all the gossip rags have pictures of celebrities in sweatpants buying canned beans at the grocery store? Maybe someone needs to compile a “banal tweets of the literati.” Step up your game Susan! We buy your books because we think you’re smarter than us.
Spin Doctors Go West: The publicly bruised Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has hired a phalanx of political strategists to help turn their public image around. We’re not as seasoned as the new hired guns, but here’s a suggestion that might help the AMPTP: Grant the writers fair compensation for their work.
Facebook Bitten By Anti-Advertising Zombies: Users of Facebook were so outraged by the site’s new advertising system, that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had to personally apologize for it and tell the 57 million users they could turn it off.
Well, Somebody Had To Stop Them: FBLA is not claiming credit for the non-major-injury Hollywood crash that stopped a charter bus from reaching a taping of the reprehensible Dr. Phil Show. We have an alibi — we just haven’t figured out what it is yet.