- Social Networking Will Go Mainstream – David Armano in Advertising Age
To the Millennials reading this, here’s something you might want to save as a time capsule or something. I entered the workforce in January of 1995. My first job was as a graphic designer for Columbia House — the 10-CDs-for-99-cents people (that’s right, before CDs became drink coasters, you could order them through snail mail).
- The Facebooker Who Friended Obama – NY Times
Last November, Mark Penn, then the chief strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton, derisively said Barack Obama’s supporters “look like Facebook.” Chris Hughes takes that as a compliment. Mr. Hughes, 24, was one of four founders of Facebook. In early 2007, he left the company to work in Chicago on Senator Obama’s new-media campaign. Leaving behind his company at such a critical time would appear to require some cognitive dissonance: political campaigns, after all, are built on handshakes and persuasion, not computer servers, and Mr. Hughes has watched, sometimes ruefully, as Facebook has marketed new products that he helped develop.