Maybe it's sincere. Maybe it's a well produced troll. Either way, I think the top YouTube comment sums it up perfectly: "It's like Christian Rock, but with Facebook in the place of God."
If Facebook's IPO on Friday was a one-day Web 2.0 Gold Rush, then today is when the prospectors realize all the gold has already been taken out of the rivers and start getting trashed on moonshine and move to San Jose to open a shoe store. After a disappointing day of trading on Friday, Facebook's stock tumbled 13 percent today, falling below its opening price on Friday of $42.
Like so many of the people we went to high school with, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg let us know about his marriage to Priscilla Chan with a Facebook update. In a photo posted to Facebook, Zuckerberg and Chan pose as a married couple — with Zuck wearing a suit instead of his trademark hoodie, as all news reports have been keen to point out.
Facebook just went public a few minutes ago. And today is the day when we forget Occupy Wall Street ever happened to slaver over the tiny handful of investors and Facebook employees who will become super rich from the $16 billion IPO. To that end, the Wall Street Journal offers this widget that lets you track Mark Zuckerberg's obscene wealth in real time as Facebook's stock rises or falls.
Attention alumni of NYU's College of Dentistry: For just $25 you can have Mark Zuckerberg's goofy dentist dad, Ed Zuckerberg, teach you all about social media marketing! Hopefully the self-proclaimed "Father of Facebook's" tips do not include sending out weirdly-formatted two-page letters to potential clients.
Somewhere north of 15,000 American children are conservatively believed to be afflicted with Asperger Syndrome, a disorder characterized by obsessive and rigid behavior, poor communication skills, clumsiness, and a lack of empathy and reciprocity. Cases of Asperger's and a related disorder, autism, exploded in Silicon Valley over the past 20 years, according to state-funded outreach workers — an assertion that will come as no shock to users familiar with pedantic, apathetic, tight-lipped and self-serving tech companies. How, exactly, does Asperger's work, and has it had a material impact on how the technology sector relates to its customers? Below, find a quick guide to those questions, and a look at why one of the Valley's most famously infuriating pedants, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is rumored to have it.
It might be built on science, but Silicon Valley can be as fickle and fashion conscious as any Paris couturier. Back in 2004, for example, social networking looked trivial and grubby; truly cool programmers worked on swapping copyrighted music and movies. Even robotic Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was swept up in the trend, planning to sacrifice his now-$75 billion social network for a file-sharing venture, according to newly released instant messages.