Lunes, 23 Octubre, 2017


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for "Exploiting" Disaster in Puerto Rico

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hops on a virtual reality adventure Zuckerberg's insensitive VR joyride around Puerto Rico is disgusting to watch
Orlondo Matamoros | Octubre 11, 2017, 23:54

'One of the things that's really magical about VR is you can get the feeling you're really in a place, ' chirped Zuckerberg's grinning avatar as he hovered over disaster-struck Puerto Rico. It lets people to communicate with each other by putting their avatars in the same virtual space. And some Facebook users criticized Zuckerberg after he apparently forgot the name of Hurricane Maria. Predictably, many people in the comments were aghast.

The internet was quick to criticize the PR stunt, as well as defend what Facebook has done for the region-the company has donated $1.5 million to relief funds on top of its connectivity efforts. "Yeah maybe back to California?" another executive answered.

Instead of focusing on Facebook's efforts to aid the island, the livestream focused on Facebook's virtual reality platform.

He's also been on a literal journey, with a mission to visit every US state this year.

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The latest mea culpa from the Facebook CEO came on Tuesday.

Mr Zuckerberg was attempting to explain how Facebook's computer vision technologies allowed it to build population maps, creating a profile for infrastructure from satellite imagery. A growing number of legislators are now pressuring the company to release the Russian ads to the public.

Since then his vision of a company connecting the world has come true, and his business brain has out-thought all of his rivals and detractors.

CNBC reporter Arjun Kharpal noted several Twitter users' disgust of the spectacle in an article titled "Critics blast Facebook's Zuckerberg for 'magical' virtual reality tour of Puerto Rico devastation".

The video is stunning - go 2 minutes into this clip, and make sure you wait for the high-five between Mark and his social media honcho, Rachel. He has posted this on Facebook in response to negative comments below his original post and video.

Zuckerberg responded to a comment on the post, saying his goal was to show that virtual reality technology "can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world". Quillistrations, as they're called, will allow friends to explore scenes made inside the app, some of which will be full stories you can share with friends.