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article imageThe one person who can't be blocked on Facebook is Zuckerberg

By Tim Sandle     Jan 14, 2017 in Internet
From time to time someone pops up on Facebook whose feed you don't wish to read or who annoys you in some way. Blocking them is relatively straightforward. Except for one person, that is — the founder of Facebook.
Following a Twitter debate about blocking people on Facebook (an example of the twinning of social media), William Turton attempted to block Facebook founder (and the largest share holder) Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. He failed and then, checking with his friends, quickly discovered that nobody can. Turton has written about his experience on Gizmodo.
The tweet that began the issue was sent by a hacker called Just Johnny It (@J0hnnyXm4s), who tweeted (in capitals) "HELP HELP I'M BEING REPRESSED", and the tweet gained around 100 likes and retweets.
Turton isn't exactly a fan of Zuckerberg's postings, writing: "His posts are awful, and there is literally no way to escape them while keeping your own account intact." Turton calls out Zuckerberg's videos as one thing he'd like never to see again on his Facebook feed.
Unlike Zuckerberg, other Facebook luminaries can be blocked, such as Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO. In addition, Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, can be hidden forever. But not the founder. So Facebook users who don't find the founders' musings of interest will simply have to scroll down. As well as Zuckerberg's regular posts, the Facebook blue color is unlikely to change either. Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colorblindness.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is currently the fifth richest person is the world. He launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004; by 2012 the social network had one billion users worldwide. Key to the network's growth was a $500,000 investment from Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal. Today Facebook holds 300 petabytes on its servers (there are 1 million gigabytes in a petabyte).
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