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(Reuters)   Zuckerberg: If only everyone could be my friend, and I could make money off them   (reuters.com) divider line 36
    More: Interesting, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, internet, network operator, Samsung Electronics, internet access, emerging economies  
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2013-08-22 08:30:50 AM  
Because millions haven't seen Grumpy Cat...
 
2013-08-22 08:35:35 AM  
Does the internet clean the water?
 
2013-08-22 08:35:55 AM  
Has he tried AmWay?
 
2013-08-22 08:37:24 AM  

doubled99: Does the internet clean the water?


Because it's only possible to do one thing at a time ever, right?
 
2013-08-22 08:38:01 AM  
So George Zuckerman invested all his money from the trial in Facebook stock?  Was that a wise decision?
 
2013-08-22 08:39:52 AM  
He must be so lonely. Did he start wearing empty Kleenex boxes for slippers yet?
 
2013-08-22 08:40:15 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

"I know what you mean, man."
 
2013-08-22 08:40:54 AM  
If only everyone could be my friend, and I could make money off them

Zuckerberg truly know what a friend is for.
 
2013-08-22 08:41:36 AM  
"Facbook rival, Google Inc."

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2013-08-22 08:47:12 AM  

skozlaw: doubled99: Does the internet clean the water?

Because it's only possible to do one thing at a time ever, right?


It's where you focus your billions if you're a tech millionaire.  I really want to hate on Bill Gates, but he's actually trying to help people with serious problems.  Bringing more people online is a questionable goal.  More access to information is a good thing, but what will it be used for?

Sort of related topic is a thing I saw on the BBC a while back.   They gave internet access to a guy in a small town in Africa that didn't have any internet and convinced 2 families in Japan to give up internet access for a month.  It was quite interesting.

If I lost internet for a month, I might actually read a few books.  How horrible would that be?
 
2013-08-22 08:49:11 AM  
So we are going to get people saying " OH so you think you have problems"

Whats new?
 
2013-08-22 09:01:20 AM  
www.belch.com
 
2013-08-22 09:07:37 AM  

gfid: Bringing more people online is a questionable goal


No, it's not. Just because you and I are sitting here squandering our bounty doesn't mean it isn't useful. You know what's better than digging some asshole a well for clean water?

Giving him access to the engineering skills to do it himself and teach others how to do it.

And I have no idea what that inane tangent at the end about books is. You can give a guy a 3 pound laptop that gives him access to nearly every literary, diagnostic and engineering book ever written. Are you implying you'd rather try and send him a library or something?
 
2013-08-22 09:11:30 AM  
omg still starving lol. Think I have malaria lol that sux. But thnx for the biatchin mobile device Mr. Zuckerberg!

Posted from my iFone
 
2013-08-22 09:25:26 AM  
While short on specifics,

www.operatorchan.org

fark off until you actually have some logistics planned out. And Facebook is a farking cancer.
 
2013-08-22 09:29:14 AM  
skozlaw Does the internet clean the water?

Because it's only possible to do one thing at a time ever, right?



No, but perhaps you could prioritize the order in which you do things a bit, dickhead.
 
2013-08-22 09:44:35 AM  

skozlaw: gfid: Bringing more people online is a questionable goal

No, it's not. Just because you and I are sitting here squandering our bounty doesn't mean it isn't useful. You know what's better than digging some asshole a well for clean water?

Giving him access to the engineering skills to do it himself and teach others how to do it.

And I have no idea what that inane tangent at the end about books is. You can give a guy a 3 pound laptop that gives him access to nearly every literary, diagnostic and engineering book ever written. Are you implying you'd rather try and send him a library or something?


Well let me break it down for you then.

Bill Gates is doing much more than just digging wells.  He's trying to make the water safe to drink.  He's trying to cure disease.

I don't think Zuckerberg is looking to bring knowledge to people in 3rd world countries.  He wants them glued to facebook so they can play farmville and exchange pictures of lolcats and update their status from starving to just ate all the roaches I could find in my hut while being bitten by malaria carrying mosquitoes..

The "inane tagent" about books is something very real.  I'm not saying internet access is bad or anything, but if we didn't have it people would turn to other things.  It's true that there is a wealth of information on the internet and that's good, but if you let a kid loose in a store full of every food known to mankind, they're still probably going to head straight to the candy aisle.  Well, that's nice.  It's good to know they chose that even though they could have eaten an apple and some broccoli.  We gave them the choice.
 
2013-08-22 09:44:42 AM  

doubled99: No, but perhaps you could prioritize the order in which you do things a bit, dickhead.


So nobody is digging wells, "dickhead"?

Are you being willfully ignorant or does it just come naturally?
 
2013-08-22 09:49:28 AM  
So nobody is digging wells, "dickhead"?
Are you being willfully ignorant or does it just come naturally?


I don't know who is digging wells, since that is not the subject being discussed.
Are you confused, or just a fan of boring, stupid arguments?
 
2013-08-22 09:58:19 AM  

gfid: We gave them the choice.


Yea, right. Because unlike web pages, every book in the world is poignant and has great intellectual, cultural or social value.

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You didn't "break anything down". You made an unsupportable assumption about the motivations of a plan that has no detail to it and then pushed the idea that somehow reading a book is superior to reading the same thing on a website.

The internet has great value as an educational and work tool and it's being used to that effect in third world countries across the globe. Malaria and food are not the only problems facing people in blighted African countries. They lack modern farming practices, engineering skills and the knowledge to compete in a world that is rapidly globalizing around them but without them. To sit and argue that we shouldn't be expanding their ability to participate in the very things that will help them solve these problems in the long run is idiotic.

You can drop food and dig wells for people until your fingers bleed, it's going to do you exactly no good if the generation you help doesn't have the capacity to pass the knowledge required to solve these problem on to the next generation. There are already plenty of organizations helping with the short term problems. There should also be groups setting the stage to end them in the long term and this is the type of thing that could help do that.
 
2013-08-22 10:07:29 AM  

skozlaw: gfid: We gave them the choice.

Yea, right. Because unlike web pages, every book in the world is poignant and has great intellectual, cultural or social value.

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You didn't "break anything down". You made an unsupportable assumption about the motivations of a plan that has no detail to it and then pushed the idea that somehow reading a book is superior to reading the same thing on a website.

The internet has great value as an educational and work tool and it's being used to that effect in third world countries across the globe. Malaria and food are not the only problems facing people in blighted African countries. They lack modern farming practices, engineering skills and the knowledge to compete in a world that is rapidly globalizing around them but without them. To sit and argue that we shouldn't be expanding their ability to participate in the very things that will help them solve these problems in the long run is idiotic.

You can drop food and dig wells for people until your fingers bleed, it's going to do you exactly no good if the generation you help doesn't have the capacity to pass the knowledge required to solve these problem on to the next generation. There are already plenty of organizations helping with the short term problems. There should also be groups setting the stage to end them in the long term and this is the type of thing that could help do that.


WTF is wrong with you?  I'm not arguing against expanding internet access.  I'm not arguing in favor of giving them books about dirty jokes.  You keep going back to digging wells, but as I pointed out Gates is doing more than just digging wells.  He wants to make the water safe to drink.  He wants to eradicate disease.  Neither of those are "short term problems".

If you give some dirt farmer in Africa access to the internet he's not suddenly going to miraculously learn how to grow better crops.  I'm not saying the dirt farmer should be denied internet access.  By all means, let him have it but let's not fool ourselves into thinking that the internet will cure poverty, disease and starvation.
 
2013-08-22 10:15:21 AM  

gfid: wtf is wrong with you ... as I pointed out Gates is doing more than just digging wells


You're the only one talking about Gates, numbnuts.

gfid: If you give some dirt farmer in Africa access to the internet he's not suddenly going to miraculously learn how to grow better crops.


And if you don't give him access to any education he'll NEVER learn no matter what, so what's your point? We shouldn't do one of the steps because it's not all of the steps?

You're opposed to a plan with no form on the basis of what you imagine it to be. Maybe it IS a shiatty plan, but you're going off half-cocked on it based on your arbitrary assumptions about what it might be once, or if, it's solidified. Once he actually presents something if it's crap you can biatch about it, but the only thing you're biatching about now is the idea that we shouldn't expand access to one of the great social and economic levelers of the 20th and 21st centuries because some people get malaria. That's just retarded.
 
2013-08-22 10:20:40 AM  

skozlaw: You're opposed to a plan


No, I'm not opposed to this plan.  You're cherry picking shiat out of my posts.

Seriously go see a doctor to get that pineapple extracted from your ass.
 
2013-08-22 10:27:16 AM  

gfid: No, I'm not opposed to this plan. You're cherry picking shiat out of my posts.


Yea, right... can't imagine where I'd have gotten an idea like that from anything you've posted here.

gfid: I don't think Zuckerberg is looking to bring knowledge to people in 3rd world countries. He wants them glued to facebook so they can play farmville and exchange pictures of lolcats and update their status from starving to just ate all the roaches I could find in my hut while being bitten by malaria carrying mosquitoes..

 
2013-08-22 10:30:34 AM  

skozlaw: gfid: No, I'm not opposed to this plan. You're cherry picking shiat out of my posts.

Yea, right... can't imagine where I'd have gotten an idea like that from anything you've posted here.

gfid: I don't think Zuckerberg is looking to bring knowledge to people in 3rd world countries. He wants them glued to facebook so they can play farmville and exchange pictures of lolcats and update their status from starving to just ate all the roaches I could find in my hut while being bitten by malaria carrying mosquitoes..


Sober up
 
2013-08-22 11:25:00 AM  
If by now you don't understand that ..

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.. is a front for ..

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... and related agencies, then you ..

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2013-08-22 11:27:52 AM  

gfid: .  It's true that there is a wealth of information on the internet and that's good, but if you let a kid loose in a store full of every food known to mankind, they're still probably going to head straight to the candy aisle.


And by "candy", we mean "porn."
 
2013-08-22 11:47:26 AM  
Facebook can suck my big fat cock. And no, I'm NOT giving them my phone number, even after they do it.
 
2013-08-22 11:59:29 AM  
Let me know when their tax cheat and traitor, Eduardo Saverin, pays his $62.5m+ bill or gets collected himself by the US Government for non-payment.

Until then, the Stanfordites of highest arrogance can STFU.
 
2013-08-22 12:34:17 PM  
It takes a certain amount of literacy to navigate the internet, Mark. Getting them connected doesn't do much if they don't know how to spell/read. That takes years of teaching. I take it you'd rather not reckon with that reality.
 
2013-08-22 01:14:59 PM  
Sure, because when people don't have enough food or clean water or they're worried about how many men they have to fark to make enough money so their pimp doesn't beat them half to death or they pray to whatever god they worship that they will make it to the end of another day without being murdered by their government or people who hate the government, uppermost in their minds, above all the shiat I just mentioned, is access to the internet.

Zuckerberg has his priorities straight. The internet is the answer to everything. EVERYTHING.
 
2013-08-22 04:55:58 PM  
I ain't that hard up.
 
2013-08-22 09:25:57 PM  
Never in one million years will facebook have any information about me or earn one cent from me.

They are a scourge.

Although they do a great job of exposing stupid people which I like reading about.
 
2013-08-22 10:09:41 PM  
Future history:  Zuckerberg dies of a drug and alcohol overdose, but because of time travel, the public learns of it three years before it happens, and start sending him gifts of drugs and alcohol.
 
2013-08-23 02:53:04 AM  
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2013-08-23 02:57:53 AM  

jmr61: Never in one million years will facebook have any information about me or earn one cent from me.


Unless you have no email or cellphone contacts who use Facebook, they probably have at least some of your information. Hell, even if you don't (unlikely) I wouldn't be surprised if they "fill out" their population with whatever they can glean from public records and websites.
 
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