There are lots of things happening in Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s life these days. Two of these things are probably bumming the young Facebook owner out-one of which is hopefully only temporary. But the third thing is really cool and while I will tell you about all three of these happenings; it’s the third thing that matters most I think-let’s see if you agree.
First Charm for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg:
The movie “The Social Network” is all set to premiere Friday (September 24th) at the New York Film Festival. Despite the hype this movie is no (FB) friend of Mark Zuckerberg. Based upon information from a scorned Facebook investor, the movie does not show the Facebook founder in the best light. Hmm…I imagine this isn’t the first time that’s happened to a famous person. Still, it can’t be a fabulous feel good moment for Mark Zuckerberg.
Second Charm for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg:
Facebook is down. I repeat Facebook is down. Yes, folks it’s true, as of 4 pm this afternoon (on the east coast) there has been a 404-or is that 503-message for anyone trying to access the site. Well, its been that way for me and a few hundred others anyway. Who knows if this is affecting all 500 million Facebook users? But it could be serious. The Facebook site has been running slow for a few days now and then suddenly no access; at all. Whatever will we do? I suppose we can be impressed with the third charm in the Facebook founder’s life right now.
Third Charm for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg:
Timing is everything and that’s a fact. Its been reported (by my favorite homepage-Yahoo) that Friday also marks the day that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will donate $100 million to troubled schools in Newark, New Jersey via the Oprah Winfrey show. Wow. $100 million. Dollars. That’s a lovely gift and very generous of the young Mark Zuckerberg. You may read more about it here as it makes sense for you to read the whole story and see for yourself-his good intentions.
What Do All These Charms Mean?
Well, one: someone is irritated with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and found someone else to make a movie about it.
Two: Facebook is down. I don’t really know what that means except that it matters…for a lot of people.
And Three: $100 million. Dollars. For Newark, New Jersey schools. Amazing.
The bottom line:
Sometimes in life you’re going to make someone mad. They might retaliate. But you might just be powerful enough to push the off switch for hundreds of millions of people and their life-line. And even if you didn’t push any button-conspiracy theories are fun-you’re rich enough to do something really cool like give lots of money to people who really need it. Education is one of the best things in life and as I always say: time spent learning is never wasted time.
My advice to you, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook:
Don’t worry your shy little head about this movie. Please fix Facebook so the crops don’t wither, the bad guys don’t get away and I can get my daily spin on Bejeweled Blitz. And keep on doing stuff like that cool philanthropic thing you just did. It doesn’t have to be broadcasted or timed or whatever. Just do what makes you happy and try to remember there was a time when having the most friends didn’t even matter, right? I wish you well, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, no matter what they say about you.
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Continuing Updates About the Saga of Facebook:
Update (December 15, 2010): Mark Zuckerberg is named Time ‘Person of the Year’. The award goes to a person who has managed to be influential (good or bad) for (whatever) year. I’d say he’s earned this title; having completely changed the way we all communicate with each other. Congratulations, young Mr. Zuckerberg!
Update (November 4, 2010): Facebook has a new size font and this Facebooker is glad to know that I’m not losing my vision. This doesn’t mean I like it. Do you?
Update (October 18, 2010): Facebook (games, etc.) apps are causing privacy issues for many of its millions of users. This cannot be good. Facebook assures us they are aware and are taking steps to fix this serious snafu.
Update (October 11, 2010): Forbes just announced their list of 20-something billionaires and 3 of them have ties to Facebook. Wow!
Update (October 8, 2010): Facebook’s latest woes? Your friends can now add you to any group they want to. This new feature has many facebookers up in arms!
Update (October 5, 2010): Who is Eduardo Saverin? The reported co-founder of Facebook keeps a low profile and a big bank account these days! Find out more from Yahoo Buzz about the elusive Eduardo Saverin!
Update (October 2, 2010): “The Social Network” rakes in $9 million its first day out. Is that good or bad for Mark Zuckerberg? Time will tell but this author believes no press is bad press at the end of the day!