Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community, on May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm
Had I known this before the IPO, I would have been tempted to invest.
Zuckerberg really showed his smarts with this one. If his business acumen is of like type, Facebook will be successful for years.
First, he married after the IPO and the $$$ billions he got from that. That puts the IPO money out of reach for any bottom-feeding lawyer that would convince his wife to divorce and take 1/2 of it (well.. 1/10 of it after the lawyer ;) ).
Posted by Geez, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on May 21, 2012 at 12:54 am
@Howard: That's a rude comment. This isn't TMZ or the Nat'l Enquirer. And there is a security guard posted outside his house all the time. Never know, maybe the news was simply respecting their privacy.
Posted by Just Asking, a resident of another community, on May 21, 2012 at 10:16 am
Anybody else notice in the NBS Nightly News segment on this that it looks like Priscilla has a baby bump? Went back and froze the picture and it is pretty noticeable. Timing may be due to something other than IPO....
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on May 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Yeah, their privacy issues was important to them, so it sounds like they had at least partial control over the media re their wedding - good for them & that was good for the neighborhood.
Finishing medical school is a big deal & offers a celebratory reprieve before continuing training.
There was some article headline I read saying that Dr. Chan (my use of title, not the article's) was Silicon Valley's Kate Middleton re fashion. Really? Please. Not only was that a stupid reach, it seemed to not even take into account Dr. Chan's most recent accomplishment - & I'm not talking her newlywed status. It's sad that her academic accomplishment is so overlooked due to her husband's success.
Posted by Leeann, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on May 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm
They are people just like you and me who wanted privacy from the media and paparatzi!! They work hard and deserve respect just the same! Besides, the info came out on FB late Sat evening! CONGRATS TO THEM BOTH for ALL their achievements!!
Posted by for real, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on May 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm
This seems like a huge publicity stunt since the stock tanked the day before. Their outfits and smiles look thrown together. I don't believe in mining personal info or fake weddings. Long live the FBook holdouts!
Posted by fb & your privacy, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on May 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm
"Facebook & Your Privacy," Consumer Reports, June 2012, p. 24 -
I strongly recommend reading this current article:
I emphasize that because it's NOT an outmoded view.
People are being told to be cool and be extremely casual about fb use.
Some of us are smarter.
A selection: "Your data is shared more widely than you may wish. Even if you have restricted your information to be seen by friends only, a friend who is using a Facebook app could allow your data to be transferred to a third party without your knowledge."
"...some critics worry that the very existence of such a massive repository of personal data demands extraordinary protections and controls."
Gee, guess who's a FOO (friend of Obama)?
Like "for real," I cannot believe the naivete of the public in handing over their permanent posts, photos, etc. to fb. Incredible potential for misuse - stalkers, friends who are not really friends, medical/insurance, employer invasion of personal privacy, political/government use/surveillance, competitive issues (as some businesses claim with Yelp)
And there's no one to get on the phone about this if it arises.