Every time Facebook changes its privacy settings to allow for more invasion of users’ private information and photos, the company — and especially its founder/figurehead Mark Zuckerberg — talk about how it’s all in the interest of being public and transparent and other things that aren’t true. Meanwhile, Zuck’s own public Facebook page is essentially a non-entity and the man is incredibly private about his personal life. Thus, our former in-laws at Gizmodo have decided it’s time to change the privacy settings on Zuckerberg’s life.
The site has issued a $20/photo bounty on photographs of the Facebook CEO that meet the following conditions:
1. Photos and videos must be new. (i.e., post-IPO)
2. Photos must have EXIF data intact.
3. The subject of the photo must obviously be Mark Zuckerberg.
4. Photos taken at conferences or other settings where he has previously announced his attendance don’t count.
5. You must own or have been given the rights to the photos.
6. You must not invade someone’s privacy or break any laws to obtain the photos.
“Facebook’s entire business model relies on you sharing information about yourself and others so it can monetize your private moments–converting your Likes, your friendships, your thoughts and messages into ad campaigns,” writes Gizmodo. “Zuckerberg is claiming ownership of your privacy, one Like at a time. So it only seems fair that we… own something of his as well.”
Meanwhile, we’ve heard a rumor from a non-existent source that Tom from MySpace is paying people $20 to take his photo.