Consider this alleged conversation between Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and a friend which supposedly took place shortly after Facebook was launched:
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks.
Leaving aside if this conversation actually happened or not, the second last statement highlights what I think has been the key reason for Facebook’s growth: Continue reading