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Two books a month challenge: Jann Scotts Journal

Boulder I used read 15 books a week; 6,000 words per minute in 1993 when I interviewed 5 authors a day on talk radio. It got boring. Book industry sucks. Most trade non fiction books are poorly written. But I like what Mark Zuckerburg is doing. Also, Brad Feld just did something like that. So I think I’ll read 2 books a month too and try to interview the authors… always a pain to arrange
..but I’m in
Jann Scott
Jann Scotts Journal
Boulder Colorado
We read books here

Mark Zuckerberg

Local guy donates 500 M to Palo Alto charity: Mark Zuckerberg Facebook


Wow! This is big news for Palo Alto. In one shot this is more money given to a community foundation than is give to 1000′s of do gooder charites in a life time of the charity. Hope is does some good. This charity that doesn’t really need it.

“Two years ago, Priscilla and I signed The Giving Pledge, committing to donate the majority of the money we earn to charity.big bucks

Our first major project has been around education reform with Startup: Education in Newark, NJ. I’m really proud of the work we’ve done there, helping leaders like Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Cory Booker sign the most progressive teachers contract in our country, opening four new district high schools, 11 new charter schools and more.

Today, in order to lay the foundation for new projects, we’ve made a contribution of 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Together, we will look for areas in education and health to focus on next. I’m hopeful we’ll be able to have as positive an impact in our next set of projects.”

Mark Zuckerberg


Mark Zuckerberg on on Charlie rose was a show alright: Jann Scott’s Journal

Did you see Mark Zuckerburg on Charlie rose last night?

I know I am not supposed to criticize the holy grail “ technology “ here. OMG what would people think?  I contend that most people caught up in the social media world of twitter and Face book don’t think. They think they think  about critical issues, but they’re  limited real world experience about money matters leads me to believe, Mark Zuckerburg’s individual  users, investors and advertisers are sheep.  They drank the “Jim Jones” cool aide somewhere along the line . They are true believers. They are dumb followers and have been mass hypnotized on a global scale.  Lets look at what happened.

Mark Zuckerburg starts Face Book by stealing the idea from some other people at Harvard. So he’s a thief from the outset.  Then he proceeds to steal every University student admission record list in the world to create Face book. He does this by illegally hacking . Is he arrested for this ? Investigated? Charged? Jailed or convicted??  No.  No? What.

He some how is made into a folk hacking hero. And hacking is borne into American culture as a legitimate form of criminal activity.  You can see in some ways how this happened. All of Zuckerberg’s users were predominantly college kids. To investors it looked like he had a captured audience. To advertisers it looked the same. Law Enforcement let him get away with it when none of the universities wanted to prosecute him.

But what does Face book actually produce?  As a business what is their model?  What is their end product? How about nothing.  They don’t produce a thing. Okay maybe gossip.  They don’t manufacture a product. They don’t produce news, events, music or anything of value.

They collect young people and try to sell them shit…poorly …through advertising. They are essentially an electronic ad rag. They pretend to be anti advertising while they figure out how to rule the world. Rule the world?? That is a thesis George Hunt puts forward in

But to me Zuckerburg is a shrewd adman crook who talks out one side of his mouth while he is about to get his ass kicked by a failing world economy.  He is competing with every advertising venue in the world and if he can’t produce results , he is dead. Short and simple.

I know this because I am in the same business. I compete for the same ad revenues as Mark
Zuckerberg. Except I don’t lie about it.

The difference between Channel One Networks and Face book is that we turn a profit, don’t need investors and don’t need an IPO to stay alive. Mark lies about that too.  We produce news, video, websites, commerce, trade, in store displays and more. Face book has a list of stolen names and is a terrible advertising platform.

From Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado

The Social Network Movie

“The Social Network” Are We Too Linked In?


“Are We Too Linked In?”

THE SOCIAL NETWORK is the story of the creation of and its aftermath, and if you don’t know what Facebook is, what planet have you been living on for the past six or seven years?

Although it isn’t a documentary, the film is based on the 2009 book by Ben Mezrich, THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES: THE FOUNDING OF FACEBOOK, A TALE OF SEX, MONEY, GENIUS, AND BETRAYAL, which pretty much describes the story, but even the book contains a lengthy disclaimer admitting it contains “fudged facts” for the benefit of a good story.

At any rate, David Fincher directed, Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, and Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg, the Harvard drop-out who created the world’s most popular social-networking Internet Website and who has been called the world’s youngest billionaire.

And if we can believe the book, the movie, and many other corroborating accounts, the genesis for Facebook occurred in 2003 when Zuckerberg was a geeky sophomore and got dumped by his girlfriend.

What happened next in the life of this socially inept computer genius is the stuff of this marvelous film and the events that affected his career and now is a part of half-a-billion users worldwide.

The Social Network MovieImagine the box-office results if every Facebook user wants to see this film.

Stung by his girlfriend’s rejection, Zuckerberg goes back to his dorm room, blogs about the breakup, and then fueled by quite a few beers, hacks into the servers of the Harvard computer system, downloads photos of coeds, and then creates the Facemash domain, which asks visitors to identify which of two girls is “hotter.”

The response is so successful that it crashes the Website.

Enter the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler. They have had an idea for a Harvard social-network site called “The Harvard Connection,” and they approach Zuckerberg to build it for them. The rest, as they say, as does the subtitle of the source book, is “sex, money, genius, and betrayal.”

Zuckerberg’s best friend, initial backer, and original partner in his vision to expand a computer social network beyond Harvard is Eduardo Saverin, and the film consists of interlocking scenes of the two lawsuits against Zuckerberg and flashbacks to the events.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK brings to mind the question, “Are we too linked in to the Internet and modern technology?”

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”

The Social Network - Movie

The Social Network – Movie Trailer


Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) teams with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) to explore the meaning of success in the early 21st century from the perspectives of the technological innovators who revolutionized the way we all communicate. The year was 2003. As prohibitively expensive technology became affordable to the masses and the Internet made it easy to stay in touch with people who were halfway across the world, Harvard undergrad and computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) launched a website with the potential to alter the very fabric of our society. At the time, Zuckerberg was just six years away from making his first million. But his hearty payday would come at a high price, because despite all of Zuckerberg’s wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became mired in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall. Chief among that growing list of detractors was Zuckerberg’s former college friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), whose generous financial contributions to Facebook served as the seed that helped the company to sprout. And some might argue that Zuckerberg’s bold venture wouldn’t have evolved into the cultural juggernaut that it ultimately became had Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) not spread the word about Facebook to the venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, the Winklevoss twins (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence) engage Zuckerberg in a fierce courtroom battle for ownership of Facebook that left many suspecting the young entrepreneur might have let his greed eclipse his better judgment. The Social Network was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.

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