Peter Kafka

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Facebook Buddies Up to Marketers at New York Event

Want to know more about Facebook’s ad plans in advance of its IPO? You may get a bit of insight at the end of the month. The social network is planning a half-day program geared toward marketers, which it will host at New York’s Museum of Natural History. Facebook says COO Sheryl Sandberg will kick off the program, which will include “inspirational breakout sessions” and a chat with an unnamed “esteemed guest.”


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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