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Facebook: 5 Things You Didnít Know

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed why the social network made Messenger mandatory, his personal style, and more in a Q&A session with users. Here's a look at the highlights.

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Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:06:40 PM
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Unfortunately, I think we're well on our way, though.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:05:44 PM
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It's not just Facebook, though. Google (and others) have done this forever. Facebook was actually pretty late to that party.
SachinEE
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11/19/2014 | 11:34:07 AM
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Isn't it a downer how Facebook newsfeed algorithm also collects data from the sites I've visited to aquire a side panel of advertisements that suit me? I find it very uncomfortable as if my movements are being watched.
Brian.Dean
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11/11/2014 | 11:58:45 PM
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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. 
Brian.Dean
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11/11/2014 | 11:29:50 PM
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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.
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11/11/2014 | 9:33:22 AM
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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.
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11/10/2014 | 12:22:30 PM
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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. 
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11/10/2014 | 11:59:51 AM
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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.  
Brian.Dean
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11/9/2014 | 5:00:55 PM
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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.
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11/9/2014 | 10:24:18 AM
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@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.
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