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    Report: Zuckerberg says he would keep Facebook in Boston if he had a do-over

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently told a group at Stanford University that if he were to start the social networking giant all over again, he would have stayed in Boston, rather than headed over to California's Silicon Valley. 

    Techcrunch has a great summary of the report, including the full audio. Here is a video report from NECN (they discuss Zuckerberg about a minute-and-a-half in). The Boston Globe reported today, as well.

    Zuckerberg said Silicon Valley does not have a "long-term focus," according to TechCrunch.

    In May of this year, Innovation Economy blogger Scott Kirsner wrote about how Boston has trouble keeping young talent. He wrote: "... [Boston] seems to be grappling with a coolness deficit when it comes to retaining twentysomethings and newly-minted college grads, who intuitively grasp — and sometimes create — the next big thing."

    Do Zuckerberg's comments help bolster Boston's cool factor? Do you think Zuckerberg's comments will have any impact on keeping people in Boston or perhaps luring them here.

    Here is Kirsner's report named "The Road to Awesome." It includes some ways to make Boston more attractive.
     
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    Re: Report: Zuckerberg says he would keep Facebook in Boston if he had a do-over

    No
     
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    Re: Report: Zuckerberg says he would keep Facebook in Boston if he had a do-over

    Makes absolutely no sense.  Think about it.  Why?  As successful as it is, could it be any better if he stayed in Boston/Cambridge?  No.  The culture here is no way as open and innovative as out West.  Outside of Cambridge and some small parts in Boston, it is still really a "cow town".

    It's good PR.  Zuck is wiser in his old age, and it's smart politically to talk up the region as he returns to visit his old school and do some recruiting.
     
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    Re: Report: Zuckerberg says he would keep Facebook in Boston if he had a do-over

    After all the dishonest stuff he's done with Facebook, does anyone who doesn't buy from telemarketers seriously believe he really meant it?

    There's plenty of innovation in Boston. It just tends to not be the showy stuff. The consumer products. It's mostly business-to-business goods and services. Not all of the economy shows up in shopping malls.

    Boston is more serious and less superficial and trendy. In the long run, junk like FB is a passing fad. It can't seriously be called innovation. And FB does not create a lot of jobs for all the money it takes in.
     
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