The next time Mr Zuckerberg wants to showcase Facebook, he should invest some of his money in an actual place. It should be far away from any of America’s booming cities — say Youngstown, Ohio. For the price of a couple of days’ Facebook revenues, he could train thousands of people. He might even fund a newspaper to make up for social media’s destruction of local journalism. The effect could be electrifying. Such an example would bring a couple more benefits. First, it would demonstrate that Mr Zuckerberg can listen, rather than pretending to. Second, people will want to drop round to his place for dinner.
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Did I mention the early start? My alarm went at 5am and first light was good. I was on the road at 5.15 but didn’t quite have the Kilberry road to myself. I think it is the most beautiful road in Scotland to drive or cycle. Empty single track roads abound but few have the panoramic views of the Sound of Jura, the Paps of Jura, and as you turn the corner south of Kilberry the magnificent vista that comprises the island of Gigha and Islay – even Ireland on a good day. At this early time my appreciation of the road’s beauty rose even further as a herd of red deer, disturbed from the road by my not so silent cycling, lept the ditch, hedge and fence. Led by a stag, they charged to the forest. The first of many wildlife sightings of the day.