So, Facebook is calling an all hands meeting today to try and deal with this privacy firestorm that their megalomaniac of leader has gotten them into – think it will do any good?
Personally, I doubt it. Sure they might pull another Beacon rollback move but in the end they’ll wait a little while, come up with a fancy new name and roll it out all over again.
The fact is that Facebook is a juggernaut that will weather the storm even though its moves have cost it some high profile users. It also helps that the Web has an incredibly short memory and a love of shiny new things so Zuckerberg can probably rest easy as something else will come along fairly shortly to distract us.
As long as it isn’t more gems like this one courtesy of Business Insider of an instant message exchange between Zuckerberg and an unknown friend in university.
According to SAI sources, the following exchange is between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room:
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks.
Gee Zuckerbaby it’s sure nice to know what you think of the people making you so filthy rich.