Ho ho ho!
Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how difficult it is to feel that Facebook really cares about creating a space where users can communicate and in tiny numbers.
The media response to Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on solitude and Facebook has largely fallen into two camps: skepticism and open mockery.
I meanwe killed democracy, gave a stage to Nazis, sold your information to the maximum bidder so… kinda hard to believe that a single word we say, right?
Mockery of the notion that, as TechCrunch put it, Zuckerberg has suddenly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s useful warning that “if the last 15 decades of Facebook have taught us anything, it is that we shouldn’t take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” along with the Washington Post’s adorably credulous assert that “ought to [Zuckerberg’s] vision be realized, it is nothing less than an epochal change in Facebook’s business model. ”
“I know that a lot of men and women don’t think Facebook can or would want to build this type of privacy-focused platform — because honestly we don’t now have a solid reputation for constructing privacy protective services…”