Zynga Appoints New Executive Director for Its Philanthropic Arm

Ken Weber has been appointed as executive director of Zynga.org, the social gaming company’s philanthropic division, to which players have contributed over the years. The company said earlier that a portion of its $1 billion stock offering in December will go toward charitable causes through Zynga.org. Weber spent the past six years as COO at The ONE Campaign, an advocacy organization focused on fighting poverty and preventable disease in Africa.


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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