<< by Renee Revetta on January 7th, 2011
Last night on CNBC, Lester Holt reported on the story of Facebook in “The Facebook Obsession”. Starting off with a triumphant tale of a woman finding her biological mother on Facebook, “The Facebook Obsession” delved into the mainstream points of conversation about the social networking site and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The show reviewed the positive impacts of the site along with some classic negatives including privacy concerns, protests and instant web personalization.
We’ve all heard about “The Social Network” film, highlighting the friendship, betrayal, money and power behind the birth of Facebook. We also know about Zuckerberg’s oh-so-planned timing of a $100 million dollar charity contribution on Oprah as the movie was hitting screens nationwide. And I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard enough about the $65 million dollar settlement to the Winklevoss twins and countless rumors about giants like Microsoft salivating at the thought of buying Facebook (and its’ data).