In Facebook we trust?

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.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/

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

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