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BLOG: Sean Parker spent $5M on his wedding and all he got was a heap of Internet shaming

Robert X. Cringely | July 1, 2013
Can't a guy catch a break for his tacky, wasteful, Tolkien-tinged nuptials? The Facebook billionaire pleads his case

Parker goes on (and on, and on):

Economically speaking, I profited handsomely from the destruction of the media as we knew it. The rest of the world did not make out so well, and society certainly got the worse end of the bargain. The decentralization of media got off to a promising start, but like so many other half-baked revolutions, it never fulfilled its early promise. In its present form, social media may be doing more harm than good.

If Parker thought he was somehow going to undo the damage to his not-exactly-sterling reputation by publishing this screed, he's even more clueless than we thought. One of the commenters to the TechCrunch story summed it up for me: "You want a sacred wedding? Rent a friggin' church."

Afterward, please spare us the sermon.


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