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Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he is a prophet, declaring that he had foreseen that people will soon have no qualms about displaying every minute detail of their private lives on the internet. Zuckerberg revealed his gift during a staged interview with Michael Arrington at the TechCrunch awards this weekend. Critics have …

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And Facebook makes money?

I'll listen to Mr Fuckerburg when his company actually makes money instead of losing it hand over fist.

A company is only worth what it makes combined with what it is likely to make. Facebook will fail.

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... and when it does.

So lets hope they don't sell everyones details to everyone else when then happens.

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Paris Hilton

So who pays the wages?

I don't know a whole lot about the finances of social networking sites, but I'm under the impression that Facebook has employees right? Who pays them if they're not making money?

Paris because I'm clueless and AC just because.

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Re: So who pays the wages?

You do know what investors are, right?

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Hmmm

Call them "dragons" and maybe our AC will understand.

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Arggh!

Called "utter b*****ds", the very best money-grabbing kind! They will sell their own granny if there is a cut to be made punting money on a load of wet-dreams from people like this piece of scum. You put the money in, inflate the price by bandying it about and then pull out at the last second, just like some over-excited businessman on a trip to a Thai brothel!

Quote from the film Aliens: "They may be animals, but you don't see them f**king each other over for a Goddamn percentage!"

Finally we are seeing these dirtbags confirm what we all knew anyway, Google chief and Zuckerburg reckon we're all fair game for privacy rape. Used to be a time when company's thought like this, but at least bothered to give the illusion they they cared about us. I am no longer sure which makes me more angry, knowing it but can't prove it or being told straight to my face and can't argue with the faceless corps?

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Agreed

Anything that is 'Free' comes at a price, with Ts & Cs along the lines of...

"we reserve the right to do as we please with your personal details"

I predict It wont be long before the Internet is heaving with liars who dont submit the whole truth about their personal data for good reason as trust is a thing of the past.

I would now declare myself a prophet, but Id rather not be associated with the likes of Mr Fuckwit & Co.

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I think you mean

*in order to* make that happen.

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Profit for a Doris

"he had foreseen that people will soon have no qualms about displaying every minute detail of their private lives on the internet."

Not sure he's forseen the large pair of hairy dangly things that wil be offered up insted of the minute personal details.

Doris -- every clairvoyant should be know as 'Doris' after Doris Stokes, one of the best con artists ever

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zuckerberg and arrington on stage together?

It's not every day you see that much asshattishness on one stage.

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right

'I am a prophet'

You are a dildo.

People are sheep, and facebook and its ilk will either go bankrupt out of vanity or simply because they went out of fashion.

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I thought ...

.. prophets normally correctly predicted things before the event.

Doing it afterwards is know as "hindsight" and is always 100% correct.

And, yep, he's just so right - we all want to share 100% of our lives with various groups such as Al Quaeda, the FBI, CIA, MI5, the hordes of ID thieves around the world. Why, the list of "friends" just goes on and on!

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Exhibitionists

"Least that way no-one would have had to see pictures of him lounging around the pool."

It is my experience that the sort of men who bathe in skimpy trunks, take their shirt off at football or dress in drag for the xmas panto are compelled to do so regardless of the occasion. Being rich or popular or simply notorious is not the cause but merely their current excuse. In other circumstances they will find some other socially accepted explanation to strip in public and exploit it.

We all remember the office tragedy that arose from The Full Monty; Fattening middle aged bosses believed they could be sexy.

For the sake of public decency people like Zuckerburg must be locked up! Won't somebody think of the children??

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Re: Richard Jukes

Facebook went cash flow positive in September. They no longer lose money, "hand over fist," they now turn a profit.

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Profit...

It's a long, long way from "cash-flow positive" to "making a profit".

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Nope, 'Fraid Not

You make a profit ONLY when revenue exceeds expenses. Cash flow is simply money flowing through the enterprise and is NOT the same as profit. A business can generate outrageous cash flow by borrowing a huge amount of money and then spend 100% of the loan. But if you don't eventually get to the point where you can pay all your bills and still have money in your pocket, you FAIL most miserably. Facebook is still failing financially. The only reason it still exists is because it is BELIEVED by investors to be a "good" risk. If the current "Buy" recommendation evaporates and becomes a recommendation to "Sell", Facebook will be gone. Or at least re-organized in hopes of emerging successfully from bankruptcy. That sound familiar to you???

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Profit

Profitable companys can fail through not having enough cashflow. Cashflow is just as important as profit, as without cashflow a company dose not have enough liquidity to pay its bills.

Facebook may be about to fail if investors pull out, but the fact is that all PLCs are in the same position. If all of the investors in BP pulled out then they would have no money, so would fail. The same with any company on any stock exchange, or any company with investors. That is the point in investment. Without seeing facebooks accounts you can't say what is happening to them.

Please don't type in CAPS and use lots of punctuation!!!??!??!?!?!?! unless you know what you are talking about, as it just makes you look stupid.

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Really?

I think he ought to read the Science Fiction and other writings of David Brin, beat him by about 15 years I'd say.

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So, he has no qualms about destroying other people's privacy...

...but when he accidentally exposed his own photographs, he was very quick to protect them again.

If he wants the world to open up, he should eat his own dogfood and go first. Anything else is just hypocrisy.

This rant was brought to you by pots, kettles and the colour black.

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Just so

That's exactly what I was thinking. If he thinks privacy is so passe, why doesn't he give up his own?

Answer: Because if ANYONE has sufficient personal information about you, they can use it to your disadvantage. In the most obvious case, almost everyone has made mistakes that could be used to embarrass them, possibly get them arrested, or maybe even worse. However, even if you're Caesar's wife, sufficient information will reveal ways to twist, tempt, or trick you into following the wrong path. Even your strengths can be turned against you if an adversary understands them fully.

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Idiot

I can predict this post will appear on the comments page ... BECAUSE I HAVE ASKED FOR IT TO BE. Zucky has enticed people to hand over their privacy and that of their "friends"... somehow.

(And if I'm wrong, you'll never be told of the prediction.)

Who cares if he's making money or not? He's killing the social norm - it wasn't dead when he arrived.

Anon just to notch up the privacy.

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A prophet is despised in his own country.....

And with every twist of the privacy rules the Zuckerberg grows more and more despised!

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"Ahhhh..."

That's the sound of deep satisfaction that comes from never having signed my life away to facefuck.

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What a knob

The sad thing is that Facethingy is a product for that generation that see getting an X Factor/Britains Got Talent audition as a career move & consider being featured in the gossip columns of the redtops as meaning they have made it .

For those of us who are a tad more mature we divulge what we wish to divulge in the public domain and nothing more, affter all there are way too many "friends" out there who just want to take advantage.

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Self interest man pushes things to further his self interest..

No surprise that he's busy trying to push the lack of privacy when it drives his slowly failing business. Better hope he extracts enough money before it does a Myspace.

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He didn't do anything

Facebook only survives or is what is has become, due to the 3rd party developers who build applications for it. Take away all the games from facebook, and you have myspace which is um oh yeah dead in the water.

If there wasn't a billion quizes, and games to play with your friends then facebook would never got off the ground past colleges. So really facebook and Mr. Z hasn't done anything but create a socialized gaming site.

If you look at the facebook states is something stupid like 80% of all updates are game messages. People log in, post a hello, and then play a game or two, say goodnight and move on. That or its a bored housewife looking for something to chat to.

Oh and a prego mom that wants to whine for 9 months.

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Cock

When that twat Zuckerberg changes Farcebook to have DEFAULT permissions at most lenient of 'friends only' for every single thing people might stop thinking of him as someone who can actually be taken at face value. Until then he's a charlatan at best. Not that I've opened a new account on FB

recently but new joiners still seem open to the whole planet until you tell them to lock their shit away and point out that everyone can see everything.

My watchword of the year - disingenuous - becomes more poignant with every passing day and it's only the 11th Jan ....

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gah

Most people see the future and are desperate to change it, but not Mr "I hate your privacy" Zuckerburg.

May I suggest that his dad is also a prophet? He knew Mark would grow up to invent something truly horrible and so he set about finding a wife that, when their DNA combined, would create the kind of face that not even a nun could look at with out getting itchy fists.

He has a face like Gordon Browns ass sewn into the back of some bagpipes.

I honestly don't know how he still has all his teeth... guy must walk around wearing a batting helmet or something.

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@mtcoder

Absolutely. I deliberately set my PS3 to spam game trophies to FB to counter those hateful FB game msgs that you can only block by blocking the entire friend. (OK there might be a control for those msgs but can anyone FIND it?)

Let the battle of meaningless cruft begin/continue!

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Block selected games but not your friend

Yes, there is a control: when you receive an update from one of your friends for one of those games, just click "Hide" then you are given 2 options: either hide all updates from your friend or all updates from the game in question. Choose to hide the game and you never see one of its updates again, while you see all other updates from your friend. I've got Farmville, Mafia Wars and quite a few others blocked that way.

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load of shit...

Two of the most annoying people in the same place, talking a load of **** and blowing their own trumpets. Bunch of ****s. You'd only get me in that room if eggs were supplied at the door.

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Hypocrite

I tried posting some pictures of my most intimate and private activities on facebook, and they closed my account and told me never to come back again.

Guess I'll just have to show them off the old way, down in the park at dusk.

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I am also a prophet...

And I predict that in the near future Mr Zuckerberg and Facebook will be as relevant as Geocites, AngelFire, Tripod, Friendster and every other "flavour of the moment".

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twat

that is all.

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Anybody with an IQ larger than their shoe size can. The options to block all messages from a particular application are directly accessible from the link. So if you see something you don't want to see again you just go to the end and block it. Of course as the app says, that doesn't mean you won't see similar messages on your friends wall since they probably aren't blocking them.

Which isn't to say Facebook isn't re-engineering people's attitudes to make them more prone to being p@wned. Whilst recently unemployed I put up a Facebook page and then created two sock puppets to advance the games. A little while back I decided that one one of them I would start trying to friend people after beating up on them (beat on, judge so they get some minor bennies, then send a friend request). Since the data is close but not real, I wasn't worried about compromising that ID. I expected to get a lot of rejections and while only a few would accept. The result was quite the opposite. And being an ugly American who doesn't speak or text non-English messages, I've been extremely surprised at how many obviously non-English speaking people have accepted the friend requests.

Anonymous because I like my sock puppets on Facebook.

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Mark -my words- Fuckerofferberg

Mark Zuckerberg isn't a prophet, his predictions where taken out of George Orwell's 1984. After all everyone loves Big Brother. Just ask the Ministry of Truth, for proof everyone loves Big Brother. Its what they always say.

Mark Zuckerberg's comments throughout this news article sound like marketing twisting, trying to convince everyone that no one wants privacy and that everyone must totally give up all their data because its what everyone else is doing. Thats two faced lying taken to the point of a Sociopath. He really doesn't care about other people, he's only interested in furthering his own greed to exploit other peoples privacy.

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Ewww

Him around a pool ... yuk ... no wonder he does not believe in privat'see.

Twat.

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What an idiot...

This coming from the guy that removed his photos after the privacy change settings. What Mr. Web 2.0 fails to realize is there will always be at least a portion of the market like myself that stick to their curmudgeonly old ways, don't use facebook and enjoy every bit of their privacy. Epic fail.

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General Warning to Media Industries

due to your current excessive behaviour!

That means your fate is now solely in your own hands!

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FIRST READING (Ezekiel 33:7-9) A reading from the prophet Ezekiel

The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows. "Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, warn them in my name. If I say to a wicked man: Wicked wretch, you are to die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked man to renounce his ways, then he shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death. if, however, you do warn a wicked man to renounce his ways and repent. and he does not repent, then he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have saved your life." This is the word of the Lord.

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I asume that

the down votes are from the local athist extremests who downvote because it is from the bible.

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They'll prolly make him an internet tzar

lady just to prove how useless he really is.

Getting people to look at the car crash on the internet highway that is the stupid gullible and lonely with a pc is not prophesy.

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He is not as smart as he thinks he is...

if he believes that the masses want all their information splashed all over the Internet. Facebook is a convenient method of staying in contact with a large group of people, but as peoples privacy is continually eroded there will be backlash, even if only a general withdrawal from Internet usage.

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He is a prophet!

Indeed, it's on his business card: "I'm a prophet... Bitch!"

-dZ.

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What next?

Next he'll be citing that he is the next Jesus Super f****ing Christ, and we are his children?

One more reason why I shouldnt be on Farcebook.....

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Let's hope

Let's hope he does, then we can nail him up.

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David Brin was around 20 years late

Look at John Brunners "The Shockwave Rider.*"

Especially the ending.

Change "phone" for laptop. Please ignore all dodgy fashion descriptions.

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Silly boy

Everyone knows that you should big up your internet company then get the fuck out before its true worth comes to light - Great article in the FT last month about Murdoch's MySpace regrets, and everyone with bookface stock will regret it soon enough.

Cash-flow positive? So it's not losing money as fast as it lost it historically? Whoopee. I wonder when it'll pay back that big pit of lost fortune it's based on. Except I don't, it won't. I was here for the dotcom boom and bust first time around, still stunned that nobody learned a damn thing.

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idiot

maybe d***head

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Sucks!

Zuckerberg is a royal twat and I despise facebook since its inception. The problem is with the sheeple (sheep people) following this so-called 'internet phenomenon' fad, blah. Hopefully it will soon run out of steam, before it actually makes any money, having burnt millions of dollars to no avail. Cheers!

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