After following for years Elie Mystal's columns on Abovethelaw.com, I requested he befriend me on Facebook. That he did.
Most recently I kept up with Mystal's non-vacation. He and his two small sons went on a bonding journey. Of course, from the get-go, things went very wrong. At the top of the list was the plane screw-up.
Today, Mystal confirmed for us that, no, it wasn't a vacation. Not with the two little guys.
For so many of us, Facebook has become the new People Magazine. It has updates on just about everyone we need to know more about. There are continual photos. And, we can also worm our way into their lives with likes (and the new expressions Facebook has added) as well as comments.
It's likely that Facebook could put so many media properties out of business. Its Facebook Live is probably the most powerful competition for LinkedIn. On Live, professionals blur the boundaries between business and socializing.
Facebook's founder and current head, Mark Zuckerberg, could exceed the accomplishments of Steve Jobs. It's interesting that Facebook's Q1 earnings soared and those of Apple were lackluster.