Mark Zuckerberg has already successfully outlived John Keats by two years, and now he can add another achievement to his resumé. Fortune just put him on top of their “40 Under 40″ list, the second annual celebration of brilliant twenty- and thirtysomethings whose relentless innovation and business savvy have transformed our world. Zuckerberg beat out his fellow Silicon Valley youngsters Larry Page (Google CEO, No. 2) and Jack Dorsey (Twitter co-founder, No. 9), although Google has the most spots on the list — besides Page, there’s also co-Founder Sergey Brin (No. 11) and VP Marissa Mayer (No. 20). (Ah, but Facebook has been the subject of a brilliantly, controversially fictionalized film masterpiece*, while Google was merely the subject of the 2007 film Google Me, a film none of us knew existed until two seconds ago.) READ FULL STORY
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Roger Ebert’s Facebook account was shut down briefly this morning after people complained about his posts regarding Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who died Monday morning in a car accident along with his friend Zachary Hartwell after a night at a local West Chester, Pa., bar. “Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks,” tweeted Ebert, “Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.”
Facebook reinstated Ebert’s account after about an hour, and a spokesperson for the social network said the discipline action had been an error. READ FULL STORY
You objected when Facebook added the News Feed. But you still returned to see if your ex was still in a relationship. You protested when Facebook added hyperlinks to all of your interests. But you still logged on to check out your friend’s wedding photo album. You revolted every single time Facebook decided to launch a slight redesign. But you still came back to comment on your friend’s picture of her cat in a pirate costume. (Just me? Okay.) But, now, all of a sudden, it looks like Facebook users have slapped the social networking site with a big “Dislike.” According to Inside Facebook, in the month of May alone, “membership” went down from 155.2 million to 149.4 million in the U.S., meaning almost 6 million users decided to not utilize the social networking site throughout the month. May 2011, in fact, marks the first time Facebook has lost users in the U.S.
So what kept you from using Facebook this month? Do you have Facebook fatigue? READ FULL STORY
Forbes placed the singer at the top of its Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the most powerful people in the entertainment business.
Let’s not quibble too much with Forbes‘ methodology, which credits celebs with the strongest web presence. In this case, they might be confusing simple popularity and crass self-promotion with real power, but let’s move on. Oprah, who earned $290 million in the last 12 months, ranked second, and Justin Bieber debuted on the list in the third spot. READ FULL STORY
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