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vnewman2
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11/17/2015 | 3:51:24 PM
Re: Superfluous or useful?
@Charlie. Exactly. I live in a neighborhood that is widely publicized for its Halloween decorations and trick or treat experience. There were likely a few thousand people in the area - all using their phones - and when I tried to make a call, all the lines were tied up. Texts did not go through. But I could still get on Facebook.
danielcawrey
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11/17/2015 | 12:33:13 PM
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There are always going to be people who will criticize Zuckerberg.

He's the head of a company that's doing technology no one has ever tried before. So any time Facebook does something new or goes against existing policies, I would expect to see people take him to task. 
vnewman2
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11/16/2015 | 8:50:12 PM
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@jastroff - good point.  For all of the things we could criticize Zucky for, I don't think this is one of them.  I applaud him for having the good sense to completely reverse a "policy" when it is clear it needs to be changed.
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11/16/2015 | 6:18:31 PM
Social Media and Networking
So Mark finds himself in the political and social hotseat. 

Social media, combined with world wide networks did some good with the Safety Check. It seems a bit more valuable than pictures of cats.

Where was LinkedIn? They chose not to use thier network in any way as an emergency information system? Why? 
Charlie Babcock
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11/16/2015 | 5:13:00 PM
Superfluous or useful?
This is going to seem like a superfluous Facebook feature right up until you need it.


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