You are Mark Zuckerberg. You are the CEO of Facebook. You are one of the most powerful people on earth.
You’re in control of the “Other Internet”, that popular personal information repository for millions of people around the world.
Your users spend, on average, an hour every day on your website. And, for some reason, they love to trust every intimate aspect of their lives to you.
You’re also morally on the hook for 10s of millions of investors’ dollars. And they’ll want it all back, with massive interest, very soon.
As a result, you’re responsible for perfecting the modern act of alchemy. You’ve got to transform all those baby pictures, love letters, and private conversations that people post to Facebook into gold for your investors. That’s your business model.
So here you are on June 2, 1010, sitting on a stage at the exclusive D8 Conference, in front of an audience of hundreds of the most powerful investors, technologists, politicians, and geeks. You’re here to make sure these people continue to believe in alchemy.
Unfortunately, two of the toughest journalists in the tech industry, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, are there too, grilling you. Continue reading