Okay, I'm writing a lot about Robert these days. But that's because I think he's producing some of the finest work he has ever done, both in his video and text posts. Robert had the good fortune to spend several hours with Mark Zuckerberg and managed to get an armful of new and relevant information.
He posted about it this morning in what I think is one of Robert's most journalistic reports ever. He portrays a very human, down-to-earth team oriented who is chornically shy. He says that Facebook plans to remve the "5,000-friend limit," that Scoble has so anguished over. But more than that, Zuckerberg shows he understands what concerns his users and knows he has screwed up a couple of times.
It's well worth the read.
Like Scoble, I have become more than a little jaded about Facebook. Scoble, has obviously softened his views on the company because of the time he spent walking around with this young, bright, paper billionaire in one of the most pastoral communities of Europe. I am influence to soften my own judgement of the company as well, because I think Robert is a top-notch judge of character, and understands social product as well as anyone.
But my softening may be softer than Robert's. I wasn't there. I didn't see and hear on my own. And like Robert, I will just have to wait and see.