I mean, we 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?
“I understand that a lot of men and women don’t believe Facebook can or might want to create this kind of privacy-focused system — because honestly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for constructing privacy protective services…”
Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how hard it’s to feel that Facebook really cares about creating a space where users can communicate privately and in small numbers.
Mockery of the notion which, as TechCrunch place it, Zuckerberg has suddenly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s useful warning that “if the last 15 years of Facebook have taught us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” and the Washington Post’s adorably credulous claim that “should [Zuckerberg’s] vision be realized, it’s nothing less than the epochal change in Facebook’s business model. ”
The media response to Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on solitude and Facebook has mostly fallen into two camps: doubt and open mockery.