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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Home and the future

Consumed => “Q&A: Mark Zuckerberg” by Steven Levy on Wired.

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2013/04/facebookqa

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

With all due respect to Mr. Z…

Re: “…We’re not an operating system…”

I would argue he’s mistaken – perhaps eventually gravely – on this point. FB might not be a computer operating system but it is for many an “operating system”. And there are, as the lead paragraph notes, user expectations that come with being something so essential.

I’m not so sure most would agree that they want their operating system to be so experimental. Are expectations maturing faster than the FB product? Maybe?

Re: “…Moore’s law of increased…”

The analogy is cute but quite a bit off target. Sharing is only half the story. The other half is receiving / consumption. You can add more bits to a chip. You can enable people to share more. True. True. But there is a limit to how much of that shared “data” can actually be made into information (i.e., I consume it, retain it and most importantly value it).

It’s possible it’s just me but no one I know complains about the share experience. The complaints of the experience come from the firehose, the noise, the spam-esque feeling of their assorted news feeds. Perhaps we need a Moore’s Law of Quality of Experience? Sounds long over due, yes?

Please don’t misinterpret my comments above. This is a great interview. Very interesting. Very insightful.

Oh! One more thing:

Next time please ask him how he feels about being a monopoly (of sorts). How do they focus and motivate when they look over their shoulder and there’s more or less just empty road. In that context, how can they be 100% certain they’re headed in the right direction? Odd question / topic? Perhaps. But none the less it’s an answer I’d like to hear. See what you can do for me :)

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