Golden Boy Zuckerberg and Facebook



Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s young and dynamic CEO conceded that he used to ridicule early users for believing in him in keeping their confidential news.  However, it was a childish remark made by a Harvard student during his college years, now he says that he’s more mature. 

Moreover, the information was taken by former Valleywag Nicholas Carlson at Silicon Insider and was now confirmed by Mr. Zuckerberg in the New Yorker piece.  However, this old quote intensifies Facebook’s privacy policies wherein they continue to revise it at even terms. Furthermore, the CEO, upholds such privacy adjustment by stating that the social standards were replaced by openness. Additionally, tech executive, Anil Dash tells the New Yorker that such amendments are attractive to the boy wonder, Zuckerberg than half a billion of his Facebook users.

Additionally, the division between Zuckerberg’s principle and the users is that the latter would like to have their activities unexposed. When Facebook was initiated, the social network experienced privacy issues one after the other. Due to this the company altered its privacy settings based on their customers’ feedback. Apparently, as the world’s first in the global electronic scene, Facebook will take the criticisms for everything it carries out.

Moreover, just this year, Facebook reported its quarterly revenue of $1.45 billion wherein 30% of which came from mobile advertising. In this we can say, that the company, run by qualified and competent adults knew that the future of their business is dependent on the network’s confidentiality settings.

On contrary, the network’s view toward concealment of private information was often revised frequently and has been consistently scrappy: Do alterations, and then check how people were affected.

Likewise, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg statement was quoted as:

“Mark really does believe very much in transparency and the vision of an open society and open world, and so he wants to push people that way. I think he also understands that the way to get there is to give people granular control and comfort. He hopes you’ll get more open, and he’s kind of happy to help you get there. So for him, it’s more of a means to an end. For me, I’m no as sure.”


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