John Paczkowski

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F8: "Don't Be Bad"

At precisely 1:35 p.m. Pacific time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the guy “Rolling Stone” once described as a “Nietzschean superdork,” takes the stage and begins his address with a simple, unassuming “hey, guys.” He moves quickly on to the “Facebook Movement” and the company’s mission, which he defined while on his recent worldwide vision quest. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook’s mission is to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”

Apparently, we’ve refined things a bit since D6 and that “Facebook is about helping people to share information and share themselves” episode.

“We want to define human presence and extend it,” Zuckerberg says. “We’re working to make the world a more open place. We’re working to make people have a more open connection with each other and the world around them … We’re making the world more transparent.”

Zuckerberg says Facebook’s goal is to highlight the good in people, cultivate it, and expose the bad. “Facebook is all about transparency,” he says. “It’s good for people to be good to each other.”

It’s good for people to be good to each other.” Sort of like Google’s (GOOG) informal “Don’t be evil” motto, but sillier.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work