Open and Connected

5 02 2012

Great news everyone: Facebook was not created to be a company… it was created to “make the world more open and connected,” as Zuckerberg recently penned in his Founder’s Letter which accompanied the company’s IPO filing. Fortunately, this great social mission of transparency is also an attractive investment set to net Zuck and his early investors untold millions. Forgive my sarcasm: of course, I don’t have an issue with Facebook going public – it is their right and it is what their early investors expect, but I do find it somewhat ironic that a company dedicated to “openness” is conveniently forgetting the actual history of the company and spinning their image to appeal to the corporate set.

For a great “close reading” of Zuckerberg’s letter check out Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC.