Facebookers Get Back To Work...Eventually
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Facebook continues to dominate the headlines, with today's memes centering around money.
On the one hand, the BBC reports that Facebookers could be costing firms over 130M British pounds sterling a day.
Employment law firm (remember what I posted yesterday about Facebook offering full employment for lawyers???) Peninsula estimates that 233 million hours are lost every month as a result of employees wasting time on social networking.
"Why should employers allow their workers to waste two hours a day on Facebook when they are being paid to do a job?"
Well, first off, Mr. Smarty Pants lawyer, I'm not on Facebook two hours a day.
But if I were, fortunately for me it's part of my job to fundamentally and intrinsically understand the finer nuances and macro implications of both personal and business social networking.
But before companies go off and start blocking the Facebook IP address in their corporate firewall filters, they might want to wonder why there's no shortage of venture capital dollars chasing the Facebook management team.
Might Facebook be too corporately legit to quit?
As Kara Swisher reports in D: All Things Digital, Facebook's next round of dineros could be "well beyond its last $25 million one in 2006."
Somebody thinks there's some kind of there there.
Hey, I've still got the remnants of what was left in my dot com stock buying piggybank. Can I get buy into a little Facebook action? Can I, huh, can I?
Turbo officially proclamates that thou Facebookians should getteth while the gettingeth is goodeth.
As the economy slides up to the intersection of 34th street and 5th avenue in midtown Manhattan, where the downhill slide begins, the VC Dilbert pellets could start drying up faster than those blocked Facebook IPs.
Finally, speaking of New York City on this solemn day of remembrance, I just want to reminisce for a brief moment.
I visited the top of the Twin Towers twice during my time living in NYC.
The second and last time I visited there was around February 2000, just after the turn of the Millennium.
It was a freezing cold February day, but my buddy Ed and I braved the cold and the long ride to the top, as I had just taken ownership of my first digital camera and wanted to get some pics from the top of the world.
The pic attached below is one of those taken that bitter cold day in February 2000.
On a clear day you could see for what seemed like forever from the top of the World Trade Center.
In my memory, I still can.