Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Privacy Is Lame

11 Jan

At the Crunchie Awards in San Francisco last weekend, Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the evolution of privacy and how it really isn’t the social norm to keep things to yourself. It’s pretty scary to think about the amount of information we actually share over the internet. You’re opening yourself to a global audience, which includes creeps that sit in the dark and touch themselves to thoughts of anime tits and children.

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“Talking at the Crunchie awards in San Francisco this weekend, the 25-year-old chief executive of the world’s most popular social network said that privacy was no longer a “social norm”.

“People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people,” he said. “That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.”

Zuckerberg said that the rise of social media reflected changing attitudes among ordinary people, adding that this radical change has happened in just a few years.

“When I got started in my dorm room at Harvard, the question a lot of people asked was, ‘why would I want to put any information on the internet at all? Why would I want to have a website?’.”

“Then in the last 5 or 6 years, blogging has taken off in a huge way, and just all these different services that have people sharing all this information.”

His statement may not be a surprise, particularly since it helps to justify the company’s recent – and highly controversial – decision to change the privacy settings of its 350 million users.”

I think he’s right. We’ve become so open, that we just don’t give a fuck about what people actually know about us. And we like the attention. In the end, isn’t having more facebook friends than your ex-gf the only thing that matters?

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