As Waterstones announces a Children’s Book Prize shortlist of fine authors, most of them women, questions again surface around how the industry is handling a growing crisis in male readership.
Facebook is turning us into narcissists.
1. Reduce the number of “friends” you have.
A long overdue slap in the Facebook to the lie that “men don’t read”: We couldn’t ask for a better bookish role model than Mark Zuckerberg. The challenge for the publishing industry is to use Zuck’s “Year of Books” to build our male readership.
Keep smiling, Zuck!
One of the problems associated with the rise of Facebook is that we’re not conditioned to have that many lifelong relationships.
“I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.”
With my profound love of Jewish men, I’m just holding my breath for the day that I can sucker in the Mark Zuckerberg to my Priscilla Chan.
18. Surprisingly, only a third of the people in the world have access to Internet…Sure, there are more pressing issues for some folks, but the Internet is the backbone for knowledge economy.
Mark Zuckerberg, for example. Arguably, the leader of my generation. Multi-billionaire, Facebook creator. Man? Absolutely not. Let’s look at what he really created. Mark Zuckerberg created a site that basically annoys everyone and wastes our time.