Zuckerberg: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Friend]: What? How'd you manage that one?
Zuckerberg: People just submitted it.
Zuckerberg: I don't know why.
Zuckerberg: They "trust me"
Zuckerberg: Dumb fucks
Teenagers and college students say a lot of condescending, dumb, immature stuff in group discussions. It's not news and no evidence at all.
I don't need to. Facebook just illustrated it for me.
IMO it’s very apropos because it sums up the core attitude of the company. That 19 year grew up to become one of the richest and most powerful men on the planet, with unchecked power.
Please. 19 is not 5.
Makes it even creepier. He was willing to dox people for social cred, before he realised the data had financial value.
On Reddit the normal person can be forgiven for not knowing the full context of quote, but this quote has come up on HN many times over many years.
I've never seen an "explanation." It seems self-explanatory. I haven't seen an apology either, but this was in the New Yorker:
When I asked Zuckerberg about the IMs that have already been published online, and that I have also obtained and confirmed, he said that he “absolutely” regretted them ... Zuckerberg’s sophomoric former self, he insists, shouldn’t define who he is now.