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PedroGonzales
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11/8/2014 | 11:41:57 AM
tip of the iceberg
I really thought that he was going to get asked more important questions, like in the area of privacy.  If he holds users opinions very important, why is he willing to take people personal information and use it as a commodity?  Why change the private regulations of facebook without informing it users.  Wouldn't users deserve the right to be informed on what their informaiton will be used for by third parties. 
EricS399
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11/8/2014 | 6:28:59 PM
artificially generated stampedes
Zuckerberg should answer the question...
 
Do you think facebook would be held liable in the event of an artificially generated stampede?
 
If a mass HOAX were to instantly spread through social media channels 
regarding a false NFL stadium evacuation, his company would 
be a major contributor in the decentralized relaying of dangerous information --- likely inducing widespread panic.
 
Facebook's real-time social media component has never been tested with an asymmetric national security issue of this nature.

agsaf.org


 Artificially Generated Stampede Awareness Foundation
zaious
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zaious,
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11/8/2014 | 11:47:15 PM
Re: tip of the iceberg
Interesting thimngs are happenign around us in social media. The impact is far reaching while many of us are not aware of it (all the time).
PaulS681
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11/9/2014 | 10:24:18 AM
Re: tip of the iceberg
@Pedro.. You stole my thunder :)

Exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this. Privacy has gone out the window and Facebook appaerntly doesn't care about people's privacy when they can make $$$ at its expence.
Brian.Dean
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11/9/2014 | 5:00:55 PM
Re: tip of the iceberg
Good point about privacy. I would have imagined that it was a big enough topic to make the Q&A session. At the end of the day, Facebook is under a trade-off, if they do not monetize their system then economics will bring the site down and if they over monetize it by not taking user privacy seriously then, users will eventually bring the site down.
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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11/10/2014 | 11:59:51 AM
Re: tip of the iceberg
hahahah.  Thank you Paul.  I think they picked the most innocent questions. I really don't care whether their CEO wears the same T-shirt to work.  But, if he thinks my personal photos are his property and he can use it however he wants it. That is a serious matter.  They are making huge amounts of money, if they are using our info they should at least, informed us ahead of time.  
Whoopty
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11/10/2014 | 12:22:30 PM
Remember
Remember that it was only a few years ago that Mark Zuckberg declared privacy as officially dead. I don't think we're quite there yet and I hope that enough people will continue to not give Facebook everything in order to prove that point. 
Kristin Burnham
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11/11/2014 | 9:33:22 AM
Re: tip of the iceberg
I'm not surprised Facebook didn't answer any privacy questions; clearly the ones they answered were purposefully hand-picked. (Can you imagine how volatile the Q&A session -- which was more of a PR ploy, really -- could have become?) Privacy will always be Facebook's downfall -- but user data is how it makes its money. Facebook has no need to change unless users begin leaving in droves, which won't happen unless there's a viable alternative.
Brian.Dean
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11/11/2014 | 11:29:50 PM
Re: Remember
Facebook is still one of those platforms that can be ignored by the user if they choose. I don't think the same can be said about businesses that ignore the platform. LinkedIn on the other hand seems like a platform that might cost the user heavily if it is ignored and firms start using it increasingly for their hiring requirements. Either way, these platforms require a lot of time and effort by the user to portray a clear and accurate picture.
Brian.Dean
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11/11/2014 | 11:58:45 PM
Re: tip of the iceberg
I completely agree. User data, reach and user time is how it makes its money. This brings up an interesting point, i.e. has Facebook gained any additional user attention in their Newsfeed section by splitting their main app from their messaging feature. 
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