Friday, December 01, 2006

Post #5: Baby Billionaires

When my November 16th editon of Rolling Stone came to my apartment I was giddy as a schoolgirl when I saw the fabulous cover featuring John Stewart and Steve Colbert. I quickly rifled through the magazine to get to the cover story and ran across another article that instantly peaked my interest.
It was titled "The Baby Billionaires of Silicon Valley" reported by David Kushner. This article painted a rather interesting picture of the young (many even younger than I am) inventors of the most influential and culture changing sites on the web. The article itself was a fun and sometimes enviable little read of how rich these men have become in their life, but it was the insert of a "get to know" table that really gave me a quick cheat-sheet of who's who in the Web 2.0 world.
It gave quick hits on Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, the founders of YouTube, Todd Masonis the creator of Plaxo, Matt Sanchez the founder of Videoegg, the "Next Bill Gates" Blake Ross the founder of Firefox (it is my preferred browser), Seth Sternberg the creator of Meebo, Mark Zuckerberg the creator of the pheonom that is Facebook, Rob Pazornik the founder of Lickeyship, Roelof Botha (I did not make up this name) the creator of Sequoia Capital, and Bram Cohen the creator of Bittorrent.
Rolling Stones seems to have had its finger on the pulse of what's new and intersting for the past 40 years and I thought the article was an intersting read. I know that I am hip deep in the library world when I immediatley thought that this should be something that librains should take a look at in order to get a quick refresher (or introduce them to new places) and help out their patrons even more in the Web 2.0 realm.

Oh, and the cover story of John Stewart and Steve Colbert made me as happy as I hoped.


Blogger Michelle said...

Yes, I also became a little jealous of these "baby billionares," but without this type of uncoventional ideas, we would still be stuck with the paper card catalog. Yeah for innovative thinking!

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Blogger Krsitin The Defenestrator said...

I'll have to pick up that issue of Rolling Stone.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Interesting...maybe libraries need to be a little more like Rolling Stone and follow the "pulse" of Web 2.0.

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