Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a big sharer for a billionaire. (They tend to like privacy.) Maybe it’s because Zuckerberg’s billions derive from sharing — it’s the lifeblood of Facebook. Or because as an advocacy for transparency, he believes he should walk the walk, not just talk it. Zuckerberg’s shares everything from his reading list and new year’s resolutions to information about his new baby daughter. The latter is more of a surprise, of course. Information about the children of famous people is usually guarded like the crown jewels.
Besides the early tip that Zuckerberg’s infant daughter is a Star Wars fan, he also recently shared that he’d taken her to the doctor’s — “time for vaccines!” he wrote. Vaccination is, like climate change, a divisive issue for people accustomed to ignoring science — so the post brought reactions from anti-vaccination advocates known as vaxxers. A software engineer, Zuckerberg is not of a sort to neglect science and research, so he and his wife Priscilla Chan made the decision to have their daughter vaccinated. One of the books, by the way, on Zuckerberg’s reading list was On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss. It’s a thriller-paced tale that explores the issue of vaccinations transparently — and it’s readers tend to make the same decision as Zuckerberg and Chan did.