Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage with David Kirkpatrick, who is writing a book on the company, last week at the DLD Conference in Germany. During the 37 minute Q&A session (which is worth watching), Zuckerberg discusses various product decisions the company has made, and touches on a number of other issues from privacy to the Platform.
Some interesting tidbits:
- Facebook is working on granular privacy controls around Status Updates (currently, Facebook’s privacy controls allow you to choose whether or not a friend can see a) all or b) none of your Status Updates)
- Facebook now has 2 million users in Germany, compared to 1.2 million in October (the company is currently suing German competitor StudiVZ for copyright infringement)
- Zuckerberg mentioned that “standardization” of the social graph on one platform would make communication easier in the future
- Zuckerberg again highlighted the trend of more people sharing smaller bits of information in higher frequency
- When asked if comparisons to MySpace are fair, Zuckerberg said that Facebook sees itself as primarily a technology company, while MySpace sees itself primarily as a media company.
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