11 Takeaways From Zuckerberg’s First Interview Since Facebook’s IPO

People at Facebook are used to the press saying good and bad things,“ he said. What motivates Facebook employees „is building stuff that they’re proud of. This isn’t just Facebook. This is universal … It’s a great time for people to stay and double down.

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt, giving his first interview since the IPO.

Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Auto-Sharing Spam With “10-Second Rule”

Josh Constine:

If you hate accidental auto-sharing, you’re in luck. Now you have to be watching or reading something for at least 10 seconds before Facebook apps can auto-share the activity to your Timeline.

Thank you, facebook!

Facebook stops supporting webkit browsers


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Facebook stops supporting webkit browsers. That’s a bold move, which I don’t understand. Yeah, Chrome is made by Google and they are not best friends with Facebook, but Chrome recently became the ‚most used Web browser‚. Besides, the webkit engine is great in any regards.
So does anyone know something about that move by facebook?

Update: Okay, I might have gotten that wrong. Facebook isn’t saying that they stopped supporting webkit browsers – but they definitely don’t recommend using them either, which is still awkward.

In Facebook Deal for Instagram, Board Was All But Out of Picture


Mr. Zuckerberg owns 28% of Facebook’s stock, and controls 57% of its voting rights, giving him the freedom to act independently if he wants. Mr. Systrom, similarly, owns about 45% of his company. That control means investors must accept the fact that the CEOs can move quickly.


Instagram + Facebook

Garrett Murray:

A two year old company with nearly 30 million users on multiple mobile platforms still not making a dime and continuing to take millions of dollars in funding? Yeah, selling to Facebook was probably a good call. In the end, though, I think there’s a high likelihood users lose in this deal.

Garrett Murray schreibt seine Gedanken zum Facebook-Instagram-Deal nieder. Zustimmung.

Because Facebook is stupid and for old people


Facebook kauft Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg:

I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

Och nöö, das gefällt mir überhaupt nicht. Instagram war für mich immer dieser kleiner, nette Service, den aber Millionen Menschen nutzen und lieben. Ein Produkt, dass langsam gewachsen ist und gelernt hat auf eigenen Beinen zu stehen. Ich hoffe sehr, dass es das trotz des Aufkaufs von Facebook irgendwie bleiben kann und nicht zu sehr in den „Socialsumpf“ von Facebook gesogen wird.

Indizien dafür, dass alles halbwegs gut bleiben könnte liefert Zuckerberg:

That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

Als großer Fan von Instagram hoffe ich sehr, dass die Jungs und Mädels wissen was sie da tun und alles so cool bleibt, wie es bisher war.

Hacking is Important


Hackers are allergic to process not because they don’t understand the value; they’re allergic to it because it violates their core values. These values are well documented in Zuckerberg’s letter: “Done is better than perfect”, “Code wins arguments”, and that “Hacker culture is extremely open and meritocratic”. The folks who create process care about control, and they use politics to shape that control and to influence communications, and if there is ever a sentence that would cause a hacker to stand up and throw his or her keyboard at the screen, it’s the first half of this one.

So wichtig „hacking“ auch ist, braucht eine erfolgreiche Firma auch Leute, die alles in geordneten Bahnen hält. Wie so oft ist es die Balance, die den größten Erfolg verspricht.

Yammer goes Facebook

Maria @ Yammer:

We launched a series of features – Ticker, Yammer Pages, and Yammer Files – designed to make content social, bringing together business people, conversations, data, and content into a single interface optimized for social discovery.

Yammer ist jetzt nicht mehr nur internes Twitter für Unternehmen, sondern wird auch allmählich internes Facebook für Unternehmen. Eine wirklich gute Mac App wäre mal prima. Adobe Air ist fürchterlich und Gabble (Drittanbieter) bräuchte auch dringend mal ein Update.

Aber wer weiß, vielleicht bringen die Veränderungen einen ja auch, die Webseite regelmäßiger zu nutzen. Ich komme mir da nur leider immer vor wie auf einem hässlichen Facebook.

Paul Ripke beantwortet Facebookfragen

Paul war langweilig und ließ sich ein paar viele Fragen per Facebook stellen, die er dann im Schnelldurchlauf beantwortet hat. Wie immer, unterhaltsam.