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The Times helpfully explains the danger of the ironic Facebook ‘like,’ because everything you put on Facebook can later be used in advertising displayed to your friends—even a 55 gallon tub of lube.

The Times helpfully explains the danger of the ironic Facebook ‘like,’ because everything you put on Facebook can later be used in advertising displayed to your friends—even a 55 gallon tub of lube.

So someone made a “thank you Facebook” song. This is deeply weird.

Zuckerberg, we’re told, lives in perpetual anxiety, preoccupied by the fear of Facebook losing its place, terrified that youngsters will get their social networking fix from other services.
VentureBeat on Mark Zuckerberg’s paranoia.
The Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love. You’ll still have all the same people you follow and that follow you.You’ll still be able to share to other social networks. And you’ll still have all the other features that make the app so fun and unique.
Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, on the Facebook acquisition.
Facebook has a 42-foot by 42-foot QR code on top of its Menlo Park office that’s apparently visible from space—and ready-made to communicate with aliens (who probably use QR codes far more than us humans! Amirite?!). It’s not the first time we’ve tried to communicate with ETs! Other times: the Heliotrope, a parabolic mirror, SETI, and that time scientists beamed a Beatles song far into space. Behold! A gallery!

Facebook has a 42-foot by 42-foot QR code on top of its Menlo Park office that’s apparently visible from space—and ready-made to communicate with aliens (who probably use QR codes far more than us humans! Amirite?!). It’s not the first time we’ve tried to communicate with ETs! Other times: the Heliotrope, a parabolic mirror, SETI, and that time scientists beamed a Beatles song far into space. Behold! A gallery!

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This week’s cover story on China’s billionaire Tiger Women is, of course, by the OG Tiger Mom herself: Amy Chua. Check out this cover!

Everyone was sort of on the right track when it came to guessing on Newsweek’s Facebook page what the cover story was about.  I was really counting on something relating to communism.  Though some people would happily and ignorantly argue that China is communist…

They were getting close—but many were going more along the Rush Limbaugh contraception controversy route. Our favorite guess from the Facebook thread (in which we posted just the illustrated lady on the cover’s head) was someone who over-but-awesomely-analyzed: “Let’s see. A girl who appears Asian. Surrounded by an AT&T 4G window. I’m guessing cell phone manufacturing by Chinese labor.” For those of you who don’t ‘like’ us on Facebook, please do! We often post just a snipped of the cover image on Saturdays and invite readers to guess what the story will be. Winners get eternal glory.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s desk on the day his company filed for it’s $100 billion IPO. This is like big tech’s version of the UK-propaganda poster “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

Mark Zuckerberg’s desk on the day his company filed for it’s $100 billion IPO. This is like big tech’s version of the UK-propaganda poster “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

Letter from Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, in social network’s IPO filing

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Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.

We think it’s important that everyone who invests in Facebook understands what this mission means to us, how we make decisions and why we do the things we do. I will try to outline our approach in this letter.

At Facebook, we’re inspired by technologies that have revolutionized how people spread and consume information. We often talk about inventions like the printing press and the television — by simply making communication more efficient, they led to a complete transformation of many important parts of society. They gave more people a voice. They encouraged progress. They changed the way society was organized. They brought us closer together.

Today, our society has reached another tipping point. We live at a moment when the majority of people in the world have access to the internet or mobile phones — the raw tools necessary to start sharing what they’re thinking, feeling and doing with whomever they want. Facebook aspires to build the services that give people the power to share and help them once again transform many of our core institutions and industries.

There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future. The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on.

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Dripping with idealism the Winklevi probably never considered.

The key: “Facebook aspires to build the services that give people the power to share and help them once again transform many of our core institutions and industries.”

(Source: sec.gov, via shortformblog)

For longtime followers of the social network, this is an exciting time and a culmination of the site’s eight-year rise from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room to world domination.
Mashable’s Christina Warren on Facebook’s just-filed IPO.