Last night Abby and I were having a nice little stroll to dinner when the subject of Facebook came up. I mentioned to her Mark Zuckerberg's reported comments via IM about Facebook users. "They trust me. Dumb f***s."
Don't know if the story is true or not. I do know that Facebook has a pretty aggressive attitude about privacy, one that does not sit well with many users including me. Abby was aghast about the Zuck's comment and asked "so what's the next Facebook?" It's a company that will do two thing well.
Performance was one of the main factors that led to the decline of MySpace. Privacy could lead to the decline of Facebook. The next great social network will perform at scale and treat users and their privacy preferences with respect.
And BTW, Shel Israel is right, it is time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down.