Facebook is going to make billionaires, save our stock market, possibly the world, and we owe it all to Mark Zuckerberg. You may be able to read the thick sarcasm in that sentence, and I hope it does not sound like bitter jealousy, but rather, moderate jealousy. Of course I wish my idea was used by millions and afforded a life of luxury for myself and anyone near a wide radius of me, but what is upsetting are the accolades that Zuckerberg receives. Facebook has changed the way many people interact, but it was just an improved version of other social networking sites combined with ideas Zuckerberg stole from others, and then fine tuned in his own brain. I understand this same formula has been used for many successful organizations, but everyone knows who Zuckerberg is, tell me the CEO of IKEA. Some of this frustration is coming off the coat tails of Steve Jobs death. Jobs certainly followed this formula of stealing ideas and crafting them into his own, but upon his death flowers were left at Apple stores, people were in mourning. This was for a man they never met and someone that has proven to be a total asshole in regular life while building his fortune on the back of Chinese child labor. Yes,he made some great products, beyond innovative, but the man has been memorialized as a saint, and he is far from worthy. I guess what bothers me is the misplaced admiration. Admire them for their work, the product, foresight, and follow through, but that is where it should end. When bronzed in the media, they become an inspiration to others, and the representation is “whatever it takes, whoever you hurt”.