Ho ho ho!
“I understand that lots of men and women don’t believe Facebook can or might want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because honestly we don’t currently have a solid reputation for constructing privacy protective solutions…”
I meanwe killed democracy, gave a platform to Nazis, sold your information to the highest bidder so… rather hard to believe a single word we say, right?
Even Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how hard it is to believe that Facebook really cares about making a space where consumers can communicate and in small numbers.
Mockery of this notion that, as TechCrunch put it, Zuckerberg has abruptly “found privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s helpful warning that “if the previous 15 decades of Facebook have taught us anything, it is that we should not take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” and the Washington Post’s adorably credulous claim that “should [Zuckerberg’s] vision be accomplished, it’s nothing less than an epochal change in Facebook’s business model. ”
The press response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Court on solitude and Facebook has largely fallen into two teams: skepticism and open mockery.