Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Curious what the Facebook CEO really thinks????

So a couple blatantly disrespectful and cocky IM's for 04' were unearthed from the Facebook founder himself Mark Zuckerberg......thoughts?

A series of "embarrassing and damaging" IMs from Mark Zuckerberg have been confirmed as real by The New Yorker, and by the Facebook founder himself. At issue is an exchange leaked to Silicon Alley Insider and published this past March, in which Zuckerberg explains to a friend that his control of Facebook affords him access to any personal information he might care to access on any Harvard student:

ZUCK: yea so if you ever need info about anyone at harvard
ZUCK: just ask
ZUCK: i have over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, sns
FRIEND: 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

Sealed with this final exchange....

FRIEND: so have you decided what you are going to do about the websites?
ZUCK: yea i'm going to fuck them
ZUCK: probably in the year
ZUCK: *ear

How much does the core of a person's sense of ethics really change over, say, five or six years? Zuckerberg's legal advisors would have us believe that he is a repentant, changed man, and that the persona reflected in these exchanges has long since been outgrown. As a Facebook user, I'd like to believe them, but I'm not so sure. All of this from someone whose business cards reportedly once read, "I'm CEO...bitch!"



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