Dicembre 2009. Durante un’intervista con Michael Arrington (Techcrunch), Mark Zuckerberg – fondatore di Facebook – afferma che, se si fosse trovato a lanciare in quel preciso momento la sua piattaforma di social networking, tutte le informazioni relative agli utenti sarebbero state di default pubbliche invece che private. Poi spiega anche perché:
People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.
Overall, I think we have a good history of providing transparency and control over who can see your information.
That said, I’m the first to admit that we’ve made a bunch of mistakes. In particular, I think that a small number of high profile mistakes, like Beacon four years ago and poor execution as we transitioned our privacy model two years ago, have often overshadowed much of the good work we’ve done. [...] But we can also always do better. I’m committed to making Facebook the leader in transparency and control around privacy.
Quando si dice “cambiare rotta”.