If you like cosmic irony, you’re going to love this:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just got a restraining order against … a Facebook stalker!!
Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda — after Mark filed legal papers claiming the guy has tried to “follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety” … and the safety of his girlfriend and his sister.
What are advertisers using Facebook to scrape our private information if not “stalkers”? Sure, they won’t show up at your house yet, but they will invade your digital home on Facebook where you keep most of your detailed personal information. Maybe Zuckerberg should pause for a moment to reflect on the deep nature of his $50 billion business. (See “Amazon’s Integration with Facebook is Scary“)
Here is what Pradeep posted on Facebook:
We can agree advertisers aren’t making scary suicide threats on our Facebook walls. But if we take a small step back into the realm of sanity, we must admit advertisers are acting like psychos who want to be our “friends” (when they really just want to figure out how to get our money and personal information).
I do feel bad Zuckerberg felt threatened. I don’t wish that on anyone. But he has to admit the karma is incredibly ironic.