Shira Ovide captures something unusual, maybe even unique, about this moment;
I don't know if Zuckerberg can "fix" Facebook through the changes he's making. But it's clear that Zuckerberg, like so many people outside the company, bemoaned the ugly downsides of the product he created. It may not be enough or even the right changes at all, but he is taking what seem like bold steps to blow up Facebook from the inside.
When Facebook, Google and other technology firms enshrine their founders with the power to overrule all other shareholders, this is exactly the moment to which they aspire. Zuckerberg doesn't have to fear being thrown out of his job because he's trading short-term interests for longer-term aspirations with both global social ramifications and financial uncertainties for one of the world's most valuable companies.
Zuckerberg has absolute power. We now have a real world laboratory test of whether he's using it wisely.Read more...