The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg Empire

Do we need Facebook?

New York Magazine
Nov 20, 2018 · 6 min read
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By Max Read

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the first person in human history to draw inspiration from Augustus Caesar, the founder of the Roman Empire, but he’s one of a very few for whom the lessons of Augustus’s reign have a concrete urgency. Both men, after all, built international empires before the age of 33. “Basically, through a…

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