Brad Feld

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Book: Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Mar 06 2019
I read Roger McNamee’s book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe the day it came out. While likely uncomfortable for a lot of people, it was excellent, provocative, and challenging all at the same time. I have not, nor have I ever been, an investor in Facebook. However, I benefited indirectly from, and indirectly […]
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Deleting Facebook

Aug 16 2018
Yup. I’m done with Facebook. However, it’s tough to delete your account. Read the message above. I exited out of this screen, suspended my account instead, but then went back 15 minutes later and actually deleted it. Well – I started the deletion process. I don’t know what day I’m on, but I think I’m […]
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Facebook As The Ultimate Surveillance Machine

Mar 26 2018
Whenever someone tells me about the progress humans have made, I remind them that since the beginning of humans, man has been trying to kill his neighbor to take over his backyard. And yes, as Amy likes to regularly remind me, it’s often men doing the killing. Simultaneously, governments around the world have spent zillions […]
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Privacy and Facebook – The Non-Surprise

Mar 21 2018
In 2008, I gave a talk at my 20th-year reunion at MIT Sloan. The title of the talk was something like “Privacy is Dead” and my assertion, in 2008, was that there was no longer any data privacy, anywhere, for anyone. I’ve been living my life under that assumption since then. The current Facebook scandal […]
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#DepressionHero Facebook Live Discussion Today At 4:15pm

Apr 04 2017

Facebook Helps Me Be Proud of My Dad In The Morning

Aug 26 2016
Facebook can be a magical thing. I’m often frustrated about how to engage with it (I’m more of a Twitter person) but every now and then something happens that reminds me how awesome Facebook can be. For a variety of silly reasons, I had lost touch with my best friend in high school (Kent Ellington) about […]
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No Facebook Or Twitter Or Vitriol

Dec 13 2015
As I sit here watching Amy play tennis with her coach Mason (I hurt my shoulder serving so I’m taking a few days off), I’m reflecting on my first week back on the grid after a five week sabbatical. A few things come to mind. 1. Amy’s tennis game has improved dramatically over the past six […]
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Connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+

Jan 30 2012
I noticed something when I tried out two apps (Mingly and Cobook) this morning – they each immediately asked to connect me to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter during their onboarding process. And, by using my Gmail as the starting point / authentication, they connected me to G+. Microsoft is conspicuously absent from this. I’ve noticed […]
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Facebook for the Enterprise

Jun 13 2008
The "Facebook for the enterprise" meme in now hitting its stride after all the activity at Enterprise 2.0 earlier this week.  My friends at NewsGator were there in force showing off NewsGator Social Sites 2.0 which just started shipping.  Following is a short demo that’s up on Youtube that gives you a feel for how […]
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Sitemaps and Facebook

Mar 27 2008
Smart move – I’ve been wondering when this would happen.  You can now SEO your Facebook applications with Sitemaps.  If you are a Facebook app developer, it’s well worth your time to figure this out.  I view this as a deliberate, healthy, and intelligent cracks opening in the walled garden.
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