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Mark Zuckerberg on the Future of Facebook: ‘There should be programmatic interfaces to access anything that a human can’

If Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t already master of the universe, he’s hoping to ingrain the world’s largest social network even deeper into 21st century life.

Interviewed in person at Facebook’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters by social-media guru Robert Scoble via Cinch—BlogTalkRadio’s sister platform that makes creating and sharing audio dispatches easy—the 26-year-old billionaire spoke candidly about the company’s future.

CAPTION: "If you look five years out," Mark (above) tells us, "every vertical or industry is going to be rethought in a social way."

"If you look five years out," Mark (above) tells us, "every vertical or industry is going to be rethought in a social way."

“Our view of the world is very much that there should be programmatic interfaces to access anything that a human can. Eventually I think we’ll get there, but probably not for a while,” Mark said during the 35-minute chat.

“If yesterday you thought of Facebook as a mobile application that a lot of people are using, what we’re trying to do in the future is build a platform—it’s not a vertical platform, it’s not iPhone, we’re not trying to sell a phone.

“What we’re trying to do is, no matter where you go and what phone platform you’re using—and probably the most important thing: the web, mobile web—we want to make it so that all those experiences can Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg: Why Most Facebook Users Don’t Want Their Carpenters as ‘Friends’

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has made socializing within your desired circles—rather than having “friends” thrust upon you—easier than ever.

Interviewed by tech blogger Robert Scoble via Cinch—BlogTalkRadio’s sister platform that makes creating and sharing audio dispatches easy—the 26-year-old billionaire chats about the release of three new Facebook features: Download Your Data, Platform Apps Dashboard and Groups.

CAPTION: "It's actually very different when people self-select and create these spaces," Mark (above) says of friend lists. "And that's the social solution we're trying to go for."

"It's actually very different when people self-select and create these spaces," Mark (above) says of friend lists. "And that's the social solution we're trying to go for."

“Download Your Data makes it so you can create and archive ZIP files of all of the stuff you’ve put on Facebook—all of your photos, videos, status updates, wall messages, profile information—so you can do whatever you want with it, and just download it all,” says Mark during the in-depth discussion.

“And that is pretty important because we, philosophically, believe that people own all that information. So they should be able to upload it and take it with them wherever they want.

“The Platform Apps Dashboard makes it so you can see how apps that you’re using are using your information. That should create more transparency around the type of info that apps are requesting and using, and should, hopefully, hold them accountable Continue reading