Facebook, like most technologies, can be used for both good and bad. I found I
had gotten sucked into one of the games there and significantly cut back on use.
Others have the self control and purpose to use it beneficially.
Hi Emjay:Let me see if I can cut down the pseudointellectualism for
you. Take a breath, re-read my comment, then read yours. Do this a couple of
times, and what you'll see is that you and I are almost saying the same thing. I
just went one step deeper than you. Most criticism's against capitalism take
place in "absolute" terms. You statd that capitalism is the "best
system...". I see it slightly different. I would say that American
capitalism seems to have the best long-running track record for maximizing
liberty and prosperity. If we however view it in absolute terms, I can easily
point to problems inherent in the system, because in fact - it isn't perfect!
However, compared to the economic alternatives, the discussion is quite moot. My
entire comment was a compliment to Zuckerberg and an ultimate endorsement of
capitalism, that requires no reading between the lines or abstract thinking.You mentioned something about missing the forest through the trees? It
would seem that either I communicated quite poorly, or you interpreted
incorrectly. BY the way, I thought I would recommend your comment to see if I
can help you with your mood.
Dear Mormoncowboy: I love the pseudointellectualism. I have a really important
question for you.....HUH????Zuckerberg is a kid who had a great idea
and made a few mistakes along the way. He has worked toward settling those
things in his life. Zuckerberg is a perfect example of why capitalism is the
best system available to provide goods, services and prosperity to everyone.
And...I don't care how rich he or anyone else gets if he/she provides things
that make the world better. Honestly, there are some people who can't see the
forest for the trees.
I wouldn't look at it terms of morals. The fact is, it is not "right"
for a single person to control that amount of wealth. It is also not
"right" for a government to take it away, so I struggle with the
ethics here. Still, a lot of what he clearly does with that wealth is
"right". So if has to go to somebody, I prefer it to be someone like
him, who senses and embraces the social responsibility - even if only partially.
What the school district will do with the money will likely be inefficient and
wasteful.Secondly, I do like how his money was earned, ie, by
providing a desirable service. Facebook is in fact broadening the social
channels, and that can have global implications for peace, education and
tolerance. Suffice it say, creating a program that allows people to make
"friends" and manage friendships, is hardly a waste of time. Did he
"earn" 13.5 billion dollars? Of course not. But in our system, money
is incidental to creating and distributing worth while things, and Zuckerburg
did that. Besides, alternative systems have proven far worse.
I think one of the greatest lessons of history is that new technology not only
advances people, it also leaves people behind. People have to choose what they
are going to do with it. Technology also is not just about machines,
it's about ideas. The alphabet is a technology that extended our memory. I look
at Facebook as a technology that extends our social network. Things
like Facebook, Netflix, iPods, Twitter, and Google have changed the world in a
very short time. CD sales are down but music listeners are up. Newpaper sales
are down but news readership is up. Just think, our revolution took anywhere
from 7-13 years depending on if you want to start at the Tea Party or Lexington
and Concord and conclude with Yorktown or the constitution. The revolution in
Eygpt took less then a month and is spreading all over the Middle East. New Technology that taps into people's real needs moves the world.
Facebook is just the latest technology to do that. I for one think it's a great
jw likes this article.
what did he speak about? dropping out of school, stabbing your best friend in
the back? lol. It's ok, he's a stud and indeed has given us what we want; it's
why he's a billionaire now. just ironic that he spoke at byu.
One man gives information to the public about corporations for free. He's put in
prison. Another gives your personal information to corporations and makes
billions. He's man of the year.
I was not a big fan of FB when it first started, but I am a fan now. I don't
waste time playing silly games, but it has allowed me to connect with some
people (friends) who I haven't seen or talked to in almost 50 years. I
reconnected with them only through FB.Whether it is good or
bad--depends on how the person uses it. Some people let themselves be addicted
to it and then blame the program for their weakness.
Right on CHS 85!My family is spread all over Utah and back East. I live 3
hours away from most my friends and family, and thank goodness for facebook! I
don't post things often, but I check on my married kids and teenagers. Sharing
family photos has been a blast! Not everyone made it to our son's weddings, but
the next day they all saw wedding photos.
The guy donated 100 million to Newark, NJ schools so I would agree with the
poster above that it is better that he has this wealth because a significant
amount of it is directly going to help people.
I think Hatch was there to show off his new cosmetic surgery.
Frankly for one, I see this as a success story and proof that our way of life is
the best. Success, innovation and capitalism are supposed to be part of what
makes this country great.
Why was Orrin there again?
You've got to give credit to those who manage to provide large numbers of people
with a product or service they want.This young man has amassed a lot
of money for providing people something they want. I wonder if anyone will
attempt to claim--much less provide any evidence--that someone is less well off
because of the money Zuckerberg has made.In other words, if
Zuckerberg had not created facebook, and nobody else had either, and thus had
not earned the money he did, who would be better off financially? I
contend nobody. And thus Zuckerman is as entitled to his money as is anyone
else. He should not be expected to bear an extra tax burden or higher rate
just because he has provide a product or service that is widely popular.
@ Johnny TriumphThat comments not bad for a guy who got all of his
information from a movie. I guess that was one of those "productive"
things you were talking about. You talk about how social networking is a waste
of time and you are basically doing the same thing.
Zuckerberg shared his vision of why Facebook is so popular and so successful.
@CHS 85 Nice response, Facebook can be convenient because we can
keep in the with family and family is important in our lives.
@Johnny TriumphI guess I need to stop wasting time communicating
with my family who is spread out all over the country. I'll stop wasting my
time looking at my niece's wedding photos since I was unable to attend. My
other niece had a baby in California and I was wasting time looking at his cute
pictures. I guess that isn't productive, but everyone deserves a little down
time to communicate with family and friends.
gosh, boys. Jealous much?
Not bad for a guy who stole the idea from an employer. I really wish we'd quit
giving flashes like this the time of day. Social Media is a flash in the pan
and a complete waste of time, there's little technological value there. If we
put all of our facebook time into real items and real productivity we'd have a
much better America.
he looks like he is about 19 years old. Probably about 23.