On Platforms and Choice
The CALSTR folks are upset that Facebook’s board of directors is comprised of seven white men. There’s not enough diversity, they say.
That may well be true, but aren’t Facebook’s current powers that be in the best position to know what’s good for Facebook? After all, they have done pretty well so far, right? And what exactly does CALSTR know about building a hundred-billion-dollar company, anyway?
Thanks to blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks, everyone has a means now to voice displeasure over anything. But let’s not forget two things:
- Not all of those opinions are valid.
- In the Age of the Platform, there’s still something called individual choice.