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May 21, 2011

Zuckerberg Wants Kids Under 13 on Facebook

Facebook's already pretty inane. The only thing that could make it worse is, oh I dunno, having 10 year-olds running wild on it. Luckily, it's against the law for sub-13 year-olds to join data-collecting sites. Unless The Zuck changes that.

At a recent symposium on education reform, Zuckerberg argued that Facebook could, and should, play an important role, CNN reports. Doing... what exactly? Facebook doesn't know! ""Because of the restrictions we haven't even begun this learning process," Zuckerberg said. "If they're lifted then we'd start to learn what works." Pretty convincing stuff.

The restriction he's talking about is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which bars kids under 13 from the site. Zuckerberg wants this changed.
 
 

20 comments:

crispykazza said...

What? Oh sure, let's have more predator targets. Zuckerberg is probably a pedophile himself.

phosports said...

yeah that isnt weird at all.....
zuckerberg you creep

Dave said...

Yeah thats far too young. Can't be bothered with that site myself. It can leave people open for abuse.

Bob said...

Yeah, I dunno. He makes a point. Instead of just letting the kids pretend they are older than 13, you mind as well embrace it and make changes that help keep kids safe online.

duffboi said...

Scary thought. I think I am in favor of keeping the youngens off this for now.

nohone said...

i really wouldnt want my kids on there.
infact i have no idea why i use it..its only good for drama

GGMP said...

No Mark, just no. Go away.

supertwiks said...

crazy pedohpile . i knew it. all those rich guys are that way

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Dejch said...

arent they already?

//Love said...

Oh here we go...

Broccoli said...

This seems like it already is happening with the young kids. He is just attempting to connect the whole world and make more money in the process. Sigh.

Blogging Skater said...

12 year olds are soooo disobedient and already have facebooks

Thanos said...

The majority of 13yo kids have a facebook account.OWWW the times have changed.

runewake2 said...

This is a bad idea. Not just because of the pedophiles and such. But it will also give companies like Zynga and their ScamVille to get even more money through the kids parents. Their are already enough people feeding these companies. We don't need a bunch of five year olds paying $20 a month to run a virtual farm.

Shona said...

BAD BAD ! I really hope he doesn't change it.

Thought Comics said...

Remember when you had to have a college email for facebook?

Xenototh said...

What, is he in league with virus designers? First, his website is like a phishers paradise, now he wants to let kids who are click happy to be let loose?

LadyS said...

No. Just.. No.

Sickman said...

Facebook is so lame.
A friend of mine went on vacation and I knew what he was doing every minute. I mean, can people not go a day without posting what they're doing? It's not like anyone gives a shit anyway. It's all for attention.