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@CodyKolod Congrats Cody. You have set a very inspiring example for others.
2 years, 4 months ago on Need An iOS Developer? 21-Year-Old’s App Tops AppStore, and Now He’s Looking to Join a Startup
@KymMcNicholas Nice article Kym, does age of the developer contribute to the factor for hiring?
@Dom @scobleizer @mattcutts Dom, what I am trying to get to is that, better advertisements may be served through gathering and storing every bit of our information. However, there are usually more than one way to achieve a goal. We have to ask ourselves, is it really "necessary" for our information to be collected to this great extent in order to serve better advertisement? Are we being sucked into the Reality Distortion Field of Facebook and Google as in when they say that they can serve us better advertisements by collecting our information and we instinctively think that there is absolutely no other ways to achieve this?
Furthermore, do these better advertisements lead to better products and services that we will purchase? I certainly think not.
2 years, 5 months ago on In Plain Sight: The Inconsequential Outrage Over Facebook’s Privacy Scandals
@Dom @scobleizer @mattcutts Your point is valid in a semantic web environment, which we have not achieved yet. Correct me if I am wrong, but two years down the road you would be searching for toddler food instead and then google will know that you are looking for better toddler food in that web session, no?
@Dom @scobleizer @mattcutts Not necessarily. They can simply track "a moment" instead of track and store your information for the rest of your life.
For example, you search for a better diaper brand on google, then google serves you some "better/personalized" diaper ads. (This may be an odd example since you don't wear these personalized diapers yourself). Google could have only track you what you are interested at in this session. In this case, it would be a better diaper brand. But no, google's job is way more than that, it stores your information permanently. So while you and robert agree that this is better advertising, how would you like to be served with "better" diaper ads 30 years from now?
@scobleizer @mattcutts I have been wondering about this myself. It's the biggest B.S. ever if it's solely about better advertisements. Furthermore, so what if it brings better and personalized advertisements? The products that these advertisements promote are not better or personalized. Therefore, jeopardizing our valuable information in exchange for "better" advertisements for still "mediocre" products is always a losing game for the consumers and end users. We have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
That being said, Robert, I agree that this violation of privacy may being home more benefits than just those so-called better advertisements. However, you are way more connected to social media than an average chimp in front of the computer like myself. The ways that this violate of privacy benefits you may not apply to the rest of us end users.
@TravisCotton @JDCarr I learned something from this hype too. Next time I will know how to corner the price on the first day.
By the way, options starts trading on May 29th. Time to load up the puts. <== This is not for you Travis, don't you dare touch this...yet, you will lose your pants if you do.
2 years, 5 months ago on No Pop Equals a Flop? Welcome to the Irrational World of Public Markets, Facebook
@TravisCotton @JDCarr No, at ($38.00 * $100 billion / $14 billion) = $5.32 is reasonable. That's a PE ratio of 14 with their earning set to $1 billion.
@JDCarr As soon as when people can start shorting it. There was an article saying Goldman Sachs uses some kind of buy/sell shares discrepancy with their client and has been net short on facebook some time ago.
If you watch the "tape" closely today. If not for all those frenzy and everyone "preset" their buy orders at $38, you would see this in the red within an hour of trading began. There were north of 200 million shares of limit buy orders right at 38.00. Now those people will think twice over the weekend. That's another miscalculation, they give people time to digest the news, and that's something they shouldn't have done.