In an interview with Stanford University president John Hennessy on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Marck Zuckerberg praised Snapchat for its unique way of social media communication and said that as a “super interesting privacy phenomenon.”
The talk was held by the Stanford University on Tuesday night at its Palo Alto, California campus, which was included few subjects like the internet-social media growth, NSA surveillance and the Venture Capitalists’ shortcoming for multi-billion-dollar public projects.
He admits that currently Facebook is trying to keep its users’ privacy more secure and trying to bring a new innovation towards the private communication between users and that could be very similar to Snapchat. However, it reportedly tried to grab in Snapchat company for $3 billion offer and the Snapchat turned down the deal. But, it is experimenting similar features for its users by releasing a Snapchat competitor app, “Poke” for iOS platform too.
When the discussion comes to the Snapchat, he said, in a historic perspective that there were instant messages for communication between people or groups and blogs were there for sharing publicly and Facebook has it all. Regarding Snapchat, he said,
“I think Snapchat is a super interesting privacy phenomenon because it creates a new kind of space to communicate which makes it so that things that people previously would not have been able to share, you now feel like you have place to do so. That’s really important, and that’s a big kind of innovation that we’re going to keep pushing on and keep trying to do more on, and I think a lot of other companies will, too.”
When asked about the company’s perspective in next 5 to 10 years, he said that the Facebook and movement of all social apps will be looking into providing not only the way of communication and sharing moments, but also as a real utility to help users to ask more questions to learn and solve interesting real life problems than what Google is providing via its search engines. That mean, Facebook is cooking something with the mixture of Search Engine and a Q&A, that too combining with its new artificial intelligence project.
[ Via: Techcrunch ]