Did Steve Jobs secretly admire Mark Zuckerberg?
posted by Ray S. / Jul 18, 2012, 6:08 AM
According to Walter Isaacson, who recently spoke to Washington Post CEO Donald Graham, Mark Zuckerberg was among the few people that Steve Jobs held great respect for:
"I once asked Jobs who [he] admired in the Valley"... "Mark's was the first name on his lips."
As you probably remember, Apple once tried to offer a social service itself, in the form of Ping. The service had Facebook integration, but apparently Steve and company didn't ask for Mark's permission. As a result, Facebook cut Ping's access and Apple's service turned out to be a failure (for that, or some other reason). Interestingly, when asked by Isaacson why Apple won't try to enter the social networking biz again, Jobs replied "Maybe because Mark did it so well. There's not a need for a whole lot of social networks and Facebook has got it licked."
At the end of the day, these are both great men, who we should admire for inventing the great computers and means of communication we have today.
Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012
I do admire both Steve Jobs & Mark Zuckerberg.. They're both great on stealing other ideas..
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 6:28 AM 21
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well put, I never understood why people credit Mark for social networking when there was Hi5, blackplanet, collegeclub, migente etc. The foundation where there already
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 7:46 AM 2
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Because both Man did it so much better than anyone has ever done it before. The proof is in the popularity...
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 8:23 AM 3
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Who gives a damn. What does this have to do with cell phones.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 6:45 AM 7
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Makes perfect psychological sense; admire and iDolize what you are not [Steve]: 'sociable', good-looking, genius and young. And, "anatomically" correct.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 7:19 AM 0
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Agree on most of what was said on the article, but neither of them actually "invented" anything. They only improved existing ideas.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 7:41 AM 3
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