There's a bit of an uproar happening over Mark Zuckerberg in San Francisco, but it has nothing to do with Russian ads on Facebook or data breaches.
Rather, nurses are protesting over the name…change at the former San Francisco General Hospital, which was renamed the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in 2015. The 34-year-old Facebook CEO and his pediatrician wife, Chan, gave $75 million to the hospital. As SFGate reported back then, "hospital officials believe it is the largest single private gift… >> Read More
Last year, Facebook rolled out a new feature called “text delight animations.” Basically, when you type certain key words — say, "you're the best" — a fun animation pops up.
You've…probably realized that typing “congratulations” in just about any language leads to a delightful explosion of confetti and balloons. So, you could type מזל טוב — that's “mazel tov,” or "congratulations," in Hebrew — and the animation would appear. But if you were to use the transliteration, "mazel tov," — which is, of course, phrase… >> Read More
Let's face it, we are all dumb f***s.
Or at least, that's what Mark Zuckerberg called those of us who are willing to give Facebook our data. That was way back in 2004 — when Zuckerberg was just…a college kid, not the CEO of a bazillion-dollar company that has literally become our social fabric. But recent news developments have many of us thinking that the social media giant has treated us all like we're idiots. With all the drama surrounding Russian ads, "fake news," and finally, the scandal of Cambridge Analytica, which… >> Read More
My daughter Tessa was born in 2006, two years after Facebook was founded. And like many children who shared their infancy with the social network, her milestones were chronicled online in true…Truman-esque fashion. (And by that, I mean the Jim Carrey movie — in which the main character’s entire life was broadcast on TV — not the 33rd President). Her birth, her arguments with her new baby brother, her first day of school, and her first lost tooth were recorded in quippy status updates. First, these… >> Read More
Almost exactly a year ago, I decided to be completely honest on Facebook and found out the true connective power of social networks: I told my friends that my youngest child would die from a rare…genetic disease. Before revealing her illness, I used Facebook like many others. I was “on brand” — marketing myself by posting selected memories. From the moment I became pregnant with my first child seven years ago, I understood that my brand would be “Stay at Home Mom Who Dotes on her Kids,” and it was… >> Read More