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June 23, 2018 at 1:32 PM #754065
The incident that has been unfolding over the past couple of weeks concerning Erik Karlsson, his wife Melinda, his teammate Mike Hoffman, and Hoffman’s girlfriend, when viewed in the larger context is a sad statement of our times.
I’m sure many of the parents whose children have been bullied through Facebook in a similar manner (or worse), while not happy with the situation, are finally pleased that their “I told you this was going to happen sometime” moment has arrived on a much larger stage.
In the movie The Social Network, 19-year-old Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg is dumped by his girlfriend Erica Albright. Returning to his dorm, Zuckerberg writes an insulting entry about Albright on his LiveJournal blog and then creates a campus website called Facemash by hacking into college databases to steal photos of female students, then allowing site visitors to rate their attractiveness. Bear in mind that this is the underlying philosophy on which Facebook is based.
As of June 2018, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is $73.4 billion. It’s a shame that Mark Zuckerberg has become one of the richest people on the planet by creating a disease that is careening out of control. Issues such as the one that has destroyed the Ottawa Senators hockey team will continue to occur as people who have grown up in the Facebook generation become leaders in our society. Donald Trump and his Twittering is an excellent example of where we are potentially headed if a stop is not put to this problem.
So Zuckerberg, how about using some of your $73.4 billion to create a vaccine to remedy the disease you have brought upon the world.June 23, 2018 at 2:36 PM #754100
The problem is that, in order to be motivated to find a cure, you have to admit there is a disease. Zuckerberg is far from that point in his journey and the benefits he reaps from the disease he created are too great for him to even glance past it to the harm he causes. Every now and then, he tut-tuts about the people who “misuse” his great invention as if the miscreants, rather than his product, are the source of the evil that results.June 23, 2018 at 10:18 PM #754116
sisco farraroJune 24, 2018 at 6:56 PM #754160
Zuckerberg has two daughters – I wonder what the rules will be for their Facebook access?? Surely if it’s safe enough for our kids, he should have no problem letting his own kids use it without restrictions …
I read somewhere not too long ago that most of the big technology innovators (Jobs, Gates and others) severely limit their kids’ computer and internet time. Apparently, they think it should be controlled because it’s not always a good thing.