Our customary Faceberg links:
- Faceberg’s prepared remarks to Congress are here (fair warning: it’s a PDF).
sociopathsemployees don’t seem too bothered by the scandal.
- Faceberg hisself is facing more calls to resign. He says he won’t.
- Faceberg. er Facebook, may stop leaks, but Cambridge Analytica’s models live on.
- Faceberg apologized for Facebook’s role in the incitement of violence in Myanmar.
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie:
TOP EXPERT ADVICE … ANNA spoke with tech reporter and Recode co-founder KARA SWISHER recently about Zuckerberg for the latest “Women Rule” podcast.
— SWISHER’S TAKE: “‘He’s one of the richest people on earth. He’s an adult. He’s 30-some years old … He can answer questions if he’s the CEO. He founded this company. Stop juvenilizing men here in Silicon Valley.’
“When it comes to reporting on Facebook’s continuing controversies over data sharing, Swisher blasted some journalists for being ‘extraordinarily shy to do their job.’ ‘They sort of go around, ‘Well, Mark, tell me about — there’s been some issues around privacy,’’ she said. ‘We’ve got to stop acting like these people are papier-mache.’
“Instead, the longtime Silicon Valley journalist proposed this direct line of questioning: ‘What the hell happened with Cambridge Analytica? Please tell us in detail and in triplicate.’”
Axios’ morning email thingie:
“Instagram, in all its trivial glory, might be the best hope for Facebook’s future” — Bloomberg Businessweek cover story by Sarah Frier:
“Instagram relied on Facebook for its success, but now Facebook may depend on Instagram for its longevity.”
“Instagram’s audience is younger than Facebook’s … And unlike Facebook, which reported its first decline in users in North America in its most recent quarter, Instagram is still growing in its home market.”
“The idea that Instagram might bail out Facebook has likely been in the back of Zuckerberg’s mind. He often says that Facebook should disrupt itself before someone else does, and he regularly celebrates Instagram at Facebook’s weekly staff meetings.”
That’s gotta leave a mark, especially because Instagram keeps stealing features from Snap (and everyone knows it).
We conclude with a note, TMZ sent out a breathless news release, you guys! They are expecting Faceberg to wear a suit today when he testifies. Gasp! Can you believe it?