Zuckerberg conflates the personal and the professional seamlessly. It’s a new twist on the old saying: If the CEO is not (overtly) selling the product, he is the product. Continue reading Making of King Zuckerberg
Jason Kincaid, former staff writer for Techcrunch is now pursuing a career in writing comedy. He is an astute observer of the world around us, and I particularly enjoyed his take on Mark Zuckerberg’s memo to the planet.
Tech companies speak in half-truths, so it’s prudent to move past Zuckerberg’s obvious motivations — like assuaging the guilty consciences of his employees — and ask what other forces are driving this change. Could it be that as News Feed trends away from friends and toward undifferentiated news and video, it becomes less defensible? ….
… I say we take him at face value. Mark Zuckerberg needs our help shaping our global future — which, given those 1.86 billion users, will require a lot more transparency on his part. And together, we must be vigilant against the many ways Facebook mechanically conspires against the better angels of its nature.
Many of us in California are bracing for a long windy and wet weekend. And if you’re like me, you will holed up at home and need something to do. I have a handful of stories that might be worth reading. A few of which are especially “smart takes” about recent developments in the technology industry. Continue reading “Worth Reading: Ethereum, Falling Pando & Tech’s immortality obsession”
Late November last year, I wrote a piece about Silicon Valley’s Empathy Vacuum for The New Yorker. It seemed to have struck a chord with a lot of people, especially in our industry. I am glad we started to talk about the issues we don’t normally talk about — the human consequence of disruption and … Continue reading From Tech’s Empathy Vacuum to Zuck’s 2017 Challenge
First of all, kudos to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and team for recognizing the issues around affordable housing in the area of the technology boom. For more context, here is a statement that Mark published on his Facebook page. Affordable housing is an important problem across the world. Our goal is to connect people everywhere, and that starts with … Continue reading Facebook’s Affordable Housing Efforts: Not Enough