Zuckerberg “Facebook is not a Social Network”

This may come as a shock considering that the movie about his company is called “The Social Network”, and it is commonly referred to as the world’s largest social network, but according to an interview with Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg that took place about a year and a half into the company, Facebook is “a directory, not a social network”.

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The shocking admission took place around minutes 16-18 as Zuckerberg went into detail about why he doesn’t qualify facebook as a social network. Check it out in the embedded video below, and answer the poll.

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Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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