Facebook admits mistakes: Mark Zuckerberg intends to change

There’s been an awful lot of controversy surrounding Facebook in the last few weeks regarding privacy concerns and there have been criticisms about the lack of communication from Facebook about these concerns and up till now, no comment from its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

However news reaches us today in an article by Pete Cashmore over on Mashable, that Zuckerberg did reply to a private e-mail about the controversy from Robert Scoble, a tech enthusiast who then gained permission from Zuckerberg to publish his response on his blog. Although it isn’t exactly a public apology, the explanation does go a long way to addressing some of the issues at the centre of the controversy.

In his e-mail Zuckerberg maybe explains a little why Facebook have been so quiet of late, telling Scoble they wanted to “show an improved product rather than just talk about things we might do.” While this sounds reasonable maybe Zuckerberg would have found his life a little easier lately if he’d made this clearer before.

Zuckerberg even concedes “I know we’ve made a bunch of mistakes,” which certainly sounds as though he’s taking people’s concerns more seriously these days. For more on this and to see Zuckerberg’s e-mail in full go to mashable.com. What do you think about what Zuckerberg has to say? Do you think it goes a long way to showing Facebook is facing up to the issues, or maybe you think it’s all a lot of fuss about nothing anyway? We’d be interested in hearing your comments.