Zuckerberg admits “mistakes” on Facebook’s Beacon

Posted to his Facebook blog.

Kudos to Zuckerberg for apologizing and admitting mistakes. That’s the sign of a real leader. Not many CEOs would use words like those.

UPDATE: My readers so far don’t agree that it demonstrates leadership, pointing out that this is modus operandi by Zuckerberg. Me? I backed off cause I see that people just don’t care about this issue the way that I do.

65 thoughts on “Zuckerberg admits “mistakes” on Facebook’s Beacon

  1. In a situation like this I would love to see the majority of users just cancel/stop using their account just to show how fast a site can be dropped from the top to the bottom. Of course it won’t happen because many are oblivious to what has occurred. Still, it would be cool to see and send lots of other sites a strong message.

  2. In a situation like this I would love to see the majority of users just cancel/stop using their account just to show how fast a site can be dropped from the top to the bottom. Of course it won’t happen because many are oblivious to what has occurred. Still, it would be cool to see and send lots of other sites a strong message.

  3. The other day I was thinking there is no such thing as bad pr, now, i kind of see it as, “We tried to trick you and take our money and that kept pissing you off and we thought it would like go away, but you kept yelling at us through the door like in that After the Rain Video.” iReally don’t see any leadership ability demonstrated outside of the fact that the FB CEO eventually said something.

  4. The other day I was thinking there is no such thing as bad pr, now, i kind of see it as, “We tried to trick you and take our money and that kept pissing you off and we thought it would like go away, but you kept yelling at us through the door like in that After the Rain Video.” iReally don’t see any leadership ability demonstrated outside of the fact that the FB CEO eventually said something.

  5. Robert, I AM as concerned as you are about this issue!

    As one of the comments above says, the biggest problem is about sending EVERYTHING to facebook and let THEM decide what to do with the data.

    That’s an absolute “no-go”!
    Give one company the control over billions of records, believing them “not to save them”?

    Were talking about Facebook, not FAITHbook.

  6. Robert, I AM as concerned as you are about this issue!

    As one of the comments above says, the biggest problem is about sending EVERYTHING to facebook and let THEM decide what to do with the data.

    That’s an absolute “no-go”!
    Give one company the control over billions of records, believing them “not to save them”?

    Were talking about Facebook, not FAITHbook.

  7. @22 “I’d also suggest that mistakes like this are what you get when you’ve got highly innovative folks trying to propel their products as quickly as Facebook has.”

    No, this is what you get when you have a bunch of greedy dumb-asses that don’t understand their market or their customer.

  8. @22 “I’d also suggest that mistakes like this are what you get when you’ve got highly innovative folks trying to propel their products as quickly as Facebook has.”

    No, this is what you get when you have a bunch of greedy dumb-asses that don’t understand their market or their customer.

  9. Zuckerberg only cares about the FB users when they revolt like they did with Beacon. Look at how he handled the newsfeeds fiasco and ask yourself what he learned from that? It’s clear he didn’t learn much and I don’t believe this will be the time something like this happens. The downfall of FB has already begun.

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