A Letter from Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg issues a plea to help Facebook “make money”:

It seems like just yesterday that Facebook had its historic I.P.O. and, thanks to you, my net worth soared to a staggering $20 billion. What an awesome day that was for both of us.
Today was a different kind of day. Facebook shares are plunging because the geniuses on Wall Street expect us to, and I quote, “make money.” That’s why your Facebook friend Mark needs your help.
Facebook only makes money if people click on its ads. Do you know what Facebook ads are? They’re those things on your Facebook page that you have never clicked on even once.

Of course, if they just keep running ads with their users recommending 55-gallon drums of personal lubricant, I don’t see how they wouldn’t make money.