How cool is this? The man was 60 years ahead of his time…
On Throwback Thursday, Colin Powell posted a photo he took of himself before selfies became popular. He was doing selfies before any of you, and by the way, I’m ripping all of mine to shreds because this is the selfie that trumps all others.
“Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen! The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
So much for that great American principle called “equal justice for all…?”
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2010.
At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world’s youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy.
Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. school system. Now, he’s in the company of media titans Carl Icahn, 74, Barry Diller, 68, and others who have joined Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to commit the country’s wealthiest people to step up their charitable donations.
Zuckerberg owns about a quarter of Facebook’s shares.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke received the honor last year. The 2008 winner was then-President-elect Barack Obama. The 2007 winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Other previous winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush, and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.
Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill.
Wall Street Journal - Facebook Founder Zuckerberg to Establish Foundation to Help Newark Schools
Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder and chief executive of Facebook Inc., plans to announce a donation of up to $100 million to the Newark schools this week, in a bold bid to improve one of the country’s worst performing public school systems.
Newark spends about $22,000 a year on each of its 40,000 pupils, but only about half of its students graduate. Of those who do, only one-fifth go on to four-year colleges. More than 85% of the Newark students at community colleges need remedial help in math and English.
The state took control of the troubled Newark system in the 1990s, and this month Gov. Chris Christie informed the city’s superintendent that his contract wouldn’t be renewed after June 2011. Mr. Christie has vowed to implement forceful changes, portending an agenda that includes stronger teacher evaluations and merit pay.
Mr. Zuckerberg is setting up a foundation with $100 million of Facebook’s closely held stock to be used to improve education in America, with the primary goal of helping Newark.
Mr. Zuckerberg has had a long-standing interest in education, particularly teachers’ low salaries, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Over the last year, he had a series of meetings with people involved in education and developed a relationship with Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Continue reading…