Facebook founder to meet with Obama

Feb 16, 2011 By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

(AP) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is among a group of technology business leaders that President Barack Obama plans to meet with Thursday in San Francisco.

A person familiar with the list of attendees confirmed Wednesday that the young billionaire is expected to attend.

Obama is spending part of Thursday and Friday on the West Coast. The White House says Thursday's session will focus on creating jobs. On Friday, Obama travels to Hillsboro, Ore., to visit Corp. to draw attention to the role of education in preparing Americans for new high-tech jobs.

The White House says the meeting is part of the president's ongoing dialogue with the business community.

Zuckerberg is the 26-year-old wunderkind behind Facebook. The social networking site has more than 500 million users worldwide.

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paulthebassguy
1 / 5 (1) Feb 16, 2011
Facebook isn't much of a breakthrough in technology really - it just uses php, ajax, javascript technologies that have been around for years. It's more of a revolution in marketing & PR.
kaasinees
1 / 5 (1) Feb 16, 2011
Facebook isn't much of a breakthrough in technology really - it just uses php, ajax, javascript technologies that have been around for years. It's more of a revolution in marketing & PR.


wrong.
paulthebassguy
not rated yet Feb 17, 2011

wrong.


I'd be willing to accept that if you correct me?
kaasinees
1 / 5 (1) Feb 17, 2011
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Cassandra

Theres more but i cant be bothered by your ignorance.
paulthebassguy
not rated yet Feb 17, 2011
Haha everyone knows about apache cassandra. It's just an open source version of technology that has been in professional products for years (eg: Microsoft SQL Server).

DDBMS's have been around since the mid 90s, cassandra is just a more scaleable version. It's not that innovative.

That's missing my point anyway, my point is that the truly great & innovative thing about facebook is not the core underlying technology, it's the fact that they've made it so accessible & popular with the general population. It's a PR victory, not a technological one. The technology it uses is very standard.

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