Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes

Online social networking site Facebook is still enjoying an increase in user numbers, and we have to congratulate CEO Mark Zuckerberg for all of his success. But it seems that even one of the top entrepreneurs can make mistakes as he highlighted in a recent interview.

At the Web 2.0 Summit held in San Francisco and in front of a huge audience, Zuckerberg was keen to share with the rest of us that he too can be on the receiving end when things do not go to plan. As Maggie Shiels at BBC News said, take the privacy issues surrounding Facebook and the way in which Zuckerberg has dealt with them. The CEO expressed his thoughts by saying, “I’ve made so many mistakes in running the company so far. Basically, any mistake that you can think I’ve made or will make in the next few years. If you’re building a product that people love you can make a lot of mistakes. The trouble, he said, is figuring out which of the company’s myriad problems “really matter.”

Following on from this confessions, Zuckerberg went on to talk about Google and the issues surrounding the transfer of users contacts from Gmail. Check out his response to this at BBC News. To achieve the success that Zuckerberg is now enjoying, comes hard work and a passion for your business to work. He said, “We have five values we write down. Two especially: move fast and be bold. Technology companies are interesting, they get slower with scale. One of the things I think about every day is how do we make this company move as quickly as possible. That’s a really big deal. A company with a few hundred engineers putting out the quality of products we do, I’m really proud of it.”

As part of a user’s enjoyment of Facebook has been the benefit of playing Zynga‘s social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars.

With Zuckerberg admitting to past and present mistakes, does it change your preception of the man himself? After all he is only human. Let us know. To find out more log onto BBC News.

  • andrew blignaut

    I frankly think Mark Zuckerberg admitting that facebook has made mistakes is pointless. Everyone knows or definitely should know how badly facebook is compromising on the security of its users. No content posted on Facebook today is safe. It can be easily sold to third parties and other vendors. I personally have quit Facebook as I want my content safe. Hopefully a new platform like MyCube or Diaspora keeps my content safe as they promise to do so

  • adamjohnson

    i find it quite hilarious and shocking at the same time that facebook is actually trying to admitting to all the "mistakes" its made regarding user privacy. our data was sold to advertisers without our consent and that is a fact. its time to move on to a different social networking site – one that offers complete privacy- such as mycube or diaspora as soon as they open. atleast these sites wont treat your content as their own