Facebook Zuckerberg Speaks at France’s E-58 Forum on Oversharing and Children on Internet
The E-G8 Forum was held this week in Paris, France where some of the top leaders in the e-commerce world met to exchange ideas on the ever-evolving Internet including Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
French President, Nicolas Sarkzy welcomed “entrepreneurs, heads of companies, engineers, thinkers, journalists, bloggers or simply users of the Internet” to join him and his country in “the purest grass-roots tradition of the network, to propose, exchange and discuss your ideas, so that you can enrich the meeting of the Heads of State and government of the G8 with your experience and your vision.”
In his welcome note, Sarkzy stated the power of the Internet and mentioned his desire to monitor it responsibly saying, “In just a few years the Internet has enabled us to realize the dreams of Enlightenment philosophers, making our store of knowledge accessible to the widest possible audience. Democracy and human rights have been reinforced, States have been incited to greater transparency and, in some countries, oppressed peoples have been empowered to make their voices heard and to act collectively in the name of freedom…A new phenomenon requires a new method of consultation, one that recognizes the legitimacy and the responsibility of the actors concerned: hence the idea of this e-G8 Forum.”
At the Forum Zuckerberg answered questions that were submitted by attendees and the public, speaking to Maurice Lévy, the Chairman and CEO of Publicis Group. Zuckerberg gave a 70-minute interview where he opened up about social media sensitives like: oversharing, social design, media going social, children on the internet, phone apps and Facebook’s part in national revolutions.
Facebook’s Zuckerberg started the social networking site in 2004 while studying computer science at Harvard as a simple way for friends to stay in touch.
In response to the questions asked, Zuckeberg believes that Facebook users will find their own balance of how much is to muck to share, he said that Facebook will not be going into the gaming industry but will continue to provide a solid platform for friends to play games online together, he talked about the change from the “Yes/No” option for friend requests to “Accept/Not Now” as being a part of a forward more palatable “social design” that other companies will trend toward, he humbly commented on the term “Facebook Revolutions” saying he could not take credit for what happened in the Middle East or North Africa, he said Facebook will not address the legal implications of children under 13 using the site at this time and promised “cool” announcements to the mobile Facebook users soon.
To watch a summary of the E-58 French Forum, watch this clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A06V_DXPaGo&feature=player_embedded