9/08/2006

Update on the Facebook fiasco Never underestimate the power of a bunch of ticked-off college kids! Wanted to update you on my earlier post today about the boneheaded move to put RSS feeds on Facebook. According to an article in today's USA Today, company executives reversed their earlier decision and decided to give Facebook users more control over the RSS feeds. At least a half million of Facebook's 9 million users demanded that Facebook "take back" the RSS feeds and started making noise about a protest against the company. Mark Zuckerberg quickly realized how fast this thing could get out of hand, so about 3 a.m. today he issued an apology to Facebook users and explained that Facebook will now give users more control over what, if anything, they want included from their profiles in an RSS feed. Kudos to Zuckerberg (with a name like that, just imagine what the protest signs would have read!). It's one thing to screw up, but at least Zuckerberg took quick action and owned up to the mistake and did the right thing. He can now officially run for President of the United States. God knows, this country just loves a wounded soul. Whew! What a way to start the weekend!

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