“The age of privacy is over”

27 Apr

There is great fear about facebook privacy policy. Among them, “Facebook is pushing users to OPEN their profile. Which means the default settings if you come in is an OPEN profile. However , Mark Zuckerberg firmly argues. Do people even want privacy any more? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think so. He claims that “the age of privacy is over”
In his interview, the young entrepreneur discusses Facebook’s controversial decision to make users’ information publicly searchable, and suggests Facebook is just responding to changing social norms. Even Internet addicts object to Zuckerberg’s argument, which they argue is more than a little self-serving. Still, some argue boldly that Facebook is different and bigger than Twitter, so it doesn’t have to compete with others social network practices to penetrate for supplementary market by violating individual’s privacy.

Socialbackers make regular analysis on social networks for statistical inputs. And, their recent data shows the following with regards to facebook:

I.World and Facebook:

Total number of users: 672,949,580

The top five user’s country with their numbers:
1. United states- 155,501,920
2. Indonesia- 35,696,020
3. United Kingdom- 30,240,460
4. Turky- 27,943,680
5. India- 24,073,980

The top five African countries with their numbers:
1. Egypt- 6,845,620
2. SouthAfrica- 3,769,860
3. Morocco- 3,300,320
4. Nigeria- 2,997,520
5. Tunisia- 2,413,860
& the least user country from Africa list is ‘Sao tome’ with around 2,480 users. By the time, people were viewing the top African list; you will definitely realize very well how/why Egyptian and Tunisians proceed with their extraordinary uprising.

The top five celebrities in the world
1. Eminem- 34,507,500 likes/fans
2. Lady Gaga- 32,916,158
3. Micheal Jackson- 31,978,713
4. Rihanna- 31,162,782
5. Shakira- 27,407,491

II. Ethiopia and Facebook:
Total number of users:……………………… 277,720
Penetration of population …………………..0.32%
Rank/position from countries……………………….105th from 213 countries.

Ethiopians by age:
18-24………………… 39%
25-34……………….. 41%
35-44……………….. 9%

Ethiopian by Sex:

Male…………………..69%
Female……………….31%

And from Ethiopian celebrities, ‘sara Nuru’, the fourth cycle casting of Germany’s Next Topmodel, who speaks German, English, Arabic and little Amharic, is leading with more than 40,000 likes.

In a related news:

On April 20, Facebook held an online town hall meeting/face time/ for President Barack Obama, personally hosted by a billionaire Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It was filled with magically shifting budget numbers and time frames, packaged in endless talking-point speeches. And; Zuckerberg kicked off the air by saying he can’t wait to pay more taxes, something he mysteriously fails to do voluntarily. On contrary, it was reported that republican prepared their petition demanding equal time on Facebook!

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