"Even in the countries that boast closer pay parity, such as Iceland, Sweden and Norway, there is a catch. In most cases it is only young, childless women who are earning the same or more than their male counterparts. Women who start families quickly fall behind."
"Sooner or later, it’ll run out of the tens of billions of dollars necessary to keep buying every emerging threat to its user base. And sooner or later, Mark Zuckerberg will emerge—not the Mark Zuckerberg who runs Facebook today, but the next Mark Zuckerberg, an entrepreneur smart, cocky, and reckless enough not to take a Facebook buyout."
"Users just want to connect and share with one another, and they’re a lot less picky about where they do their sharing and connecting than Facebook has generally assumed."
"What does it mean to be a Facebook user? What do Facebook users really care about when they use Facebook? From all indications, it’s not Facebook they care about; it’s one another. Facebook has done little to strengthen its brand or to draw psychological ties between the Facebook experience and your social circle. There is no “Facebook lifestyle” the way there’s an Apple lifestyle or even, in some respects, a Google lifestyle. Facebook is a part of its users’ lives, but it’s treated more like a means to an end than an end in itself."
"then there are the developers Facebook has shut down or blocked out. It still makes its APIs widely available, but if you’re growing big enough to look threatening, it’ll decide either to buy you or break you. Its motives for breaking an app—either cutting off API access for non-Facebook apps using Connect or turning off Facebook apps altogether—have been opaque. In 2011, when Facebook shut down the popular apps Goodreads, Photo Effect, and Social Interview without notice, it offered scant explanation, either to those apps’ developers or to their millions of users."
"The harder, more troubling way to look at TOMS is to acknowledge it as an example of how corporations have assumed work most often associated with self-identified religious organizations: building community, engaging in charity, and cultivating morals. It scarcely matters if we are comfortable with this new vision of a corporate gospel. Whatever we think, it is spreading like wildfire. So it is worthwhile to risk looking behind the appeal of charity to the transformed meaning of consumer spending—like buying TOMS shoes—that occurs in the background."
"We no longer buy only what we need, or even what broadcasts our identity. We buy what makes us feel like good people, and what makes us feel like members of a good, global community."
"When you’re not seeing how you’re going to get through the day, you can realize that … I’ve been there, I’ve touched the feet, I’ve hugged the children, It’s all worth it."
"Sorprendido por la cantidad de personas que desean verlo en vivo (más de 8 mil asistentes en dos presentaciones), Zaloom dijo comprender lo que sintió Sixto Rodríguez –músico que inspiro el documental Searching for Sugar Man, del director Malik Bendjelloul– cuando visitó Sudáfrica por primera ocasión."