So the man who wants all your personal data when you sign up for Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, once the most followed person (at least for 2 weeks) on Google+ has seemingly left the site over “privacy” issues. Apparently, Mark doesn’t want his private life invaded. Maybe he should think about that before adding new features to Facebook and leave its users wide open for people to view and instead make those new features “private” from the start.
Of course this whole “privacy” think could be a ruse and the real reason he left was because he was supporting the very service that could OUT facebook or at least cut into it marketshare. If rumors turn out to be true and Google+ hits the 20 million (users) mark this weekend, those are some serious number for a service that is 3 weeks old.
With Zuck out of Google+, he gives up his seat as the most followed person on Google+. The new king of the hill is tech blogger, Rob Scoble. Scoble is followed by other tech site leaders, Leo Laporte and Digg and Revision3 founder Kevin Rose.
Zuckerberg and several high level Google management, specifically, Matt Cutts, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Vic Gundotra and Marissa Mayer all changed their profiles one night and have some how dropped out of the Google+ top 100. Do they all have some type of “privacy” mask that normal users don’t have access too?
Could the fact that Google+ is SO open, be its undoing? I personally am loving the service, but I have not loaded many pictures on my profile. This is mainly due to the fact that I don’t like it, that someone else can share my pictures if they are in my circle. Granted, I can change the security of each picture, but there just seems to be a “runway sized hole” for an error to slip through and my personal pictures end up on everyone’s stream.