Facebook’s Second Life

“Once it was clear how bad it was and how mismatched they were, everybody had this awakening: We have made some mistakes, but these guys know even less,” an anonymous executive told Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief of Wired who reported on Facebook’s internal reaction to Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Washington D.C., which was (as my readers know) a predictable bit of pantomime and theater.

[Photo] Foz By The Sea

Porto is one of my favorite cities, for two reasons: it is awesome, and also it is the hometown of True Ventures’ portfolio company, Veniam. As a board member, I end up visiting the city quite often. I walk down from my hotel (which is usually near the Veniam offices) along the River Duoro, all the way to the Foz. It is one place where I often dream of living. This photo is of a lighthouse that has been replaced by another one. I love just being out there.

Made with Fuji xPro2 and Fuji f2/23mm. Shutter speed 1/8000th of a second. Focal length: f3.

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Mr. Zuckerberg goes to DC

Facebook (and to a large extent big tech) will find itself under the microscope this week, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of the U.S. legislators. Whether it is Facebook or Amazon or Google, the world at large sees technology companies out of sync with reality, and somewhat shying away from their responsibilities. 

[PhotoSet] Some portraits of friends made with film

My friends tell me that the path to digital photographic nirvana is paved by celluloid — aka film. Well, here I am playing around with film. I used Konica Big Mini, a point-and-shoot camera for these photos. The goal is to get to a point where I can use to capture moments and portraits with some depth of emotion. As you can see from this photo set, I have a long road ahead. I used Pancro 400 B&W Film to capture these portraits of friends.

Featured in this set from top to bottom: Bryan Mason; Chris Michel; Simone Mancini; Nima Wedlake; Bijan Sabet; Lino Pommella (l) and Gianluca Migliarotti (r) and Lino Pommella.