Episode 165 — Mark Zuckerberg’s Projected Self

Ben and James discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s latest missive, whether Facebook is actually changing anything, and wonder if the company will ever tell the unvarnished truth.


  • Mark Zuckerberg: A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking — Facebook
  • Ben Thompson: Facebook’s Privacy Cake — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Facebook, Phones, and Phonebooks — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Social/Communications Map — Stratechery
  • After an “identity crisis,” Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says he’s taught himself how to be happy again — Recode
  • Ben Thompson: The Audacity of Copying Well — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Messaging: Mobile’s Killer App — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Open, Closed, and Privacy — Stratechery
  • Facebook and Telegram Are Hoping to Succeed Where Bitcoin Failed — New York Times
  • Zeynep Tufekci: Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook — Wired
  • Ben Thompson: Strategy Credit — Stratechery


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