Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his second question and answer round, wherein he individually responded to the queries of Facebook users, sidelining the media becoming a mediator between him and his audiences. The question and answer public session was held at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California-based headquarters. Zuckerberg spoke about everything under the sky from pizzas, to parenting, to the dislike button. He spent an hour answering the social network’s users.
Here are some interesting questions that the audiences popped out at the young CEO, and the frantically witty and elusive answers he came up with.
A woman asked Zuckerberg, “If you and I were married, how would we handle Facebook with our daughter?” To which Zuckerbeg promptly replied, “I would not allow my child under the age of 13 to use Facebook. After she was old enough, we would sit down and have a talk about bullying and other things to watch out for on social media”.
Through the answer, Zuckerberg stressed on the point as to why the age of 13 is mandatory for using Facebook, also highlighting the hazards of social networking and exposure to the virtual world at a young age. He continued, “Society has a pretty overbearing attitude and we treat children as if they don’t know how to do stuff,” he said. “I would want my children to use technology because I think it’s one of the ways that you become literate and learn the skills that you need to for the modern world.”
Zuckerberg was asked for his favorite pizza topping. “My view on this important issue is that if you’re going to be eating pizza, you might as well also have fried chicken on top of the pizza,” he said.
On being asked by the audience at the event if he would ever have the ‘dislike’ button making an entry on the Facebook page, Zuckerberg said, “A lot of times people share things on Facebook that are sad moments in their lives. What’s the right way to make it so people can easily express a broader range of emotions? To empathize? Don’t expect a new button anytime soon.” However, the company would give a thought as to how such emotions can be cannoted on the social network page.