2008 is here, and we're still talking about Facebook. And therefore, the Weekly Zuckerberg continues.
A friend recently noted that, because of my introduction of Facebook to the older set among Jewish nonprofit professionals (most notably at the GA), I've "ruined it" for younger Jewish professionals, who now have to worry about their bosses friending them and having access to photos from their New Year's Eve of debauchery. Still, it could be worse. A friend of mine recently received a friend request from her mother, and instantly changed her status to read, "my mother is not my friend." I have two words for you on that: "Limited Profile."
At ValleyPop, one writer claims that "you and Mark Zuckerberg are the only two people not on Facebook," saying that everyone else is leaving "for the same reason we left MySpace: It's all just ads, friend requests from people we don't know (and people we kind of know but wanted to continue not acknowledging at parties), and something about zombies." I don't think this is quite accurate. I know almost a thousand people who are still left on and are actively using Facebook, so I might disagree a little bit.
This weekend, "60 Minutes" profiles Mark; in an interview with Lesley Stahl, he talks about Facebook, the Beacon brouhaha and, in what Wired considers the interview's big scoop (SPOILER!!) quashing IPO rumors. So if you were planning on
contributing to Zuckerberg's millions by buying into Facebook, you're out of luck. And no, even if there were an IPO, they wouldn't take Acebucks.
Nice to see that even Mark Zuckerberg is also a little nervous talking to groups...if you weren't one of the 800 developers he spoke to in this video (and just to clarify, I sure wasn't), you might want to check it out for yourself.
Tune in next week, for the exciting adventures of Mark Zuckerberg, captain of the USS American Dream.