In the odd case in which you never heard about Zuck’s conversation about how much he cares about the people using Facebook, read it below.
If you did
ZUCK: yea so if you ever need info about anyone atIMs between Zuck and a friend, 2006
ZUCK: just ask
ihave over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, sns
FRIEND: what!? how’d you
ZUCK: people just submitted it
idon’t know why
ZUCK: they “trust me”
ZUCK: dumb fucks.
These are not messages invented by some random, attention seeker journalist. “Dumb fucks”. These are words confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg himself. Read them again.
Back in the news
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where the investigation revealed that 50 million people were robbed of their private information and used to build a software to influence the US elections, Facebook is back in the news.
It took them 3.5 weeks to disclose a bug that exposed millions of users’ private data to app developers.
It then took us some time to build a meaningful way to notify people, and get translations done.
Compared to any Facebook engineer, I’m probably mediocre at best, but even I could’ve put a page together explaining what happened in less time.
You could argue that translating the page into multiple languages is the reason why it took them so long. It’s not. Facebook automatically translates your timeline into 50 different languages. You really think is that hard to translate “We’re really sorry we fucked up. The situation is under control. We found and fixed whatever was wrong.”?
There is still life after Facebook.