I have a feeling everyone's going to be talking about this today, Mark Zuckerberg's apology for the debacle that is FaceBook's Beacon. (Josh Quittner was even declaring Facebook dead, having "jumped the shark") In a column this morning, David Kirkpatrick pooh-poohs that theory, Saul Hansell implies it's a little late, Om Malik hopes they've learned a valuable lesson, while Dan Farber reports the news in a more matter-of-fact manner,and later comments on the opt-in, opt-out options. Yesterday Robert Scoble was slamming Facebook's PR for this whole mess, and whether Zuckerberg's just not grown up and experienced enough to handle being CEO.
So here are the questions I pose. Is this apology enough? For those of you claiming to soon abandon Facebook, will this change your mind? Is Zuckerberg's blog post the right path to take or should he have done something more traditional, like hold a news conference or grant interviews to his detractors? I'm really curious to learn what the community is thinking.