It must be tough being CEO of one of the largest internet properties around and still having to prepare a sincere heartfelt apology each year. Facebook has been in the news due to an uproar over its privacy settings – not a surprise since it is time for the annual, since 2006, Facebook Privacy Uproar and Media Circus Event.
Until today’s Washington Post column by Zuckerberg came out, I wasn’t going to write anything about the company or lack of privacy because at the end of the day, Facebook users by and large don’t care about
privacy issues. Facebook is only publishing the information that it has been provided and it doesn’t take a genius to understand that something you want to remain private probably should not be published on the internet – in any form – ever.
So in the same spirit of the ridiculous that this new Facebook Privacy Media Event has created my post is called “The Zuckerberg apology”.
I’ve compiled some of the great Zuckerberg mea culpa’s of the past so that you can compare them to today’s Zuckerberg opus. You decide what factors make a given apology your personal best (honesty, timeliness, stated course of action etc) and then if you feel like it, post your decision as a comment to this post – I’ll tally them up or something down the road and add the results to the end of this post.