Zuckerberg Says Pre-teens Should Be Allowed on Facebook
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg made a statement this week claiming that kids under the age of 13 should be able to access and use Facebook, despite warnings that it puts children at risk for harassment and predators. He went as far as to say that he will fight for kids to use his social media site, claiming that it has educational benefits.
Currently, the age limit for Facebook use in America and Britain is 13 years old; however, Facebook is being criticized for not sticking to and regulating those restrictions enough. Some say it’s easy for kids under 13 to create an account, and with such terrifying scenarios like online bullying and sexual predators on Facebook happening, it makes sense for Facebook to be under fire.
Would you allow your pre-teen to use Facebook?
Facebook is Singing a New Tune
Remember when everyone used to have their favorite song on their Myspace page? That was pretty cool…until Myspace wasn’t cool anymore. Well, now Facebook is teaming up with Spotify, a music streaming service which will allow Facebook users to listen to and share music through Facebook. There are rumors that the deal between the social media giant and Spotify may happen in only two weeks.
Basically, how it works is Facebookers will click on a Spotify icon on the left hand of their Facebook news feed, which will allow them access to Spotify’s library of songs. The cool thing about it (other than having over a million songs to choose from) is that users will be able to listen to the same song as their friends at the same time.
Here’s the kicker: it may not be available in the US right away.
Time reported today that Facebook and Netflix are in talks to join forces to integrate content and “take over the world as we know it”. If the merger is true, I would say that’s a fair assessment. Apparently, should this deal take place, Facebook would only work with movies and shows already licensed by Netflix, rather than licensing content itself. Zuckerberg’s comment on the subject (and the aforementioned Spotify deal) was as follows:
“Listening to music is something that people do with their friends. Music, TV, news, books — those types of things I think people just naturally do with their friends. I hope we can play a part in enabling those new companies to get built, and companies that are out there producing this great content to become more social.”
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