Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that users need to get over their privacy anxiety, reports said Friday.
Zuckerberg was speaking at the e-G8 Forum in Paris, where he stated, according to CNET:
"We'll roll it out, and pretty often there'll be this backlash, and people will say, ok, we don't like this new thing," said Zuckerberg. "It's I think a real anxiety. People were really afraid of more people being able to be involved in the social network. . . . People thought that, you know, it was just too much, right, they wanted to share stuff on the site but they didn't want it to be so much in people's face," said Zuckerberg. "You know now it's just part of the site that I think most people in a way would be like 'What's going on? How can there be Facebook without this?'"
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Zuckerberg also said that Facebook weathered the backlash and all is well at the social network of more than 500 million strong. He also added, "One of the good things about the Internet is you can just kind of build something, and people will choose to use it or not, and that's how we win debates."
Essentially Zuck is saying that users have short memories and are basically sheep following the flock. If the majority of their friends stay on Facebook, then so will they, despite what initial fears they might have had. He's saying that users will eventually accept third-parties and advertisers knowing all their information for the privilege of finding out what their friends are doing. And, we have to say he's probably right.