Mark Zuckerberg began to fulfill his New Year's promise to improve Facebook , announcing a change of priorities in news feed in posts from native and friends. The consequences of such a statement are not forced themselves to wait a long time: the company's shares collapsed on 4.5%. Apparently, not everyone likes the idea of reducing the sotsseti amount of content from companies, brands and MASS MEDIA.
AT Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has already lost 3.3 billion dollars of its wealth and one position in ranking of the richest people in the world version of Bloomberg . Having previously occupied the fourth line with 77.5 mrd, now he The former president of Inditex, Amancio Ortega, gave way to which 76 billion. A at the back is already breathing Mexican businessman Carlos Slim with its 64.1 billion
Two scenarios of events
Earlier on Such consequences have already been warned by John Battelle, author of Wired and NewCo. is he explained two scenarios for which Zuckerberg could go after his loud statement to improve Facebook. First Is the identification of problems that have arisen recently, but who all do not Facebook is the main " trouble " : it is tolerance, incitement of hatred, spent on sotsseti time , etc. In As a result of this scenario, the company's shares continue to grow, Zuckerberg does not looks empty-headed, and money from advertising " drip " on company accounts.
But, it seems, Mark chose the second option - real changes in the people's not advertisers. AT In this case, the journalist predicted criticism from corporations and tens of billions of losses, which, as we see, and occurs. what f, in This situation can only wish the Mark luck and hope for the early return of the old-good Facebook.
Source: Bloomberg , NewCo
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