Friday

Facebook founder called trusting users dumb f*cks

Okay, I think now may be the time to rethink my Facebook page. While I am aware that there are those who look upon the people as sheep to be fleeced I just don't like hearing it.

The Register filed the following report which may be read in its entirety Here. Read it and weep:

Facebook founder called trusting users dumb f*cks


By Andrew Orlowski

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Loveable Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called his first few thousand users "dumb fucks" for trusting him with their data, published IM transcripts show. Facebook hasn't disputed the authenticity of the transcript.


Zuckerberg was chatting with an unnamed friend, apparently in early 2004. Business Insider, which has a series of quite juicy anecdotes about Facebook's early days, takes the credit for this one.


The exchange apparently ran like this:


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


The founder was then 19, and he may have been joking. But humour tells you a lot. Some might say that this exchange shows Zuckerberg was not particularly aware of the trust issue in all its depth and complexity.

Maybe we should all reconsider leaving our personal data in the hands of someone who thinks we are all a bunch of dumb f**ks.


6 comments:

  1. When are these geniuses going to realize that word isn't edgy, trendy, or courageous. And it isn't a NOUN!!!

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  2. um... anyone that publishes all their stuff on these social networks needs to realize that it is accessible and if they don't they are exactly what he is calling them!!!

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  3. @Elena.. uh, it's both a noun and a verb.. such as "run"... "I am going for a run"..."You are a f***"

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  4. Elena has a funny point.

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  5. No Elena is an idiot, don't argue about grammar if you're a dumb fuck.

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  6. Elena is right. That word isn't a noun. Look it up if you think it is also a noun.

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