Idea for Zuckerberg: Shut Facebook for a day
If the customer is always right, then Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg needs to consider shutting down the social media giant for one day a year. The suggestion is one of the more subversive among the tens of thousands of responses to Zuckerberg’s request for ideas he should consider for his 2015 New Year challenge — an annual event that has become a fixture in the Facebook calendar.
Anthony Fergusson said he should close down the website for 24 hours “with the aim of encouraging people to talk to a new person in real life who they have never spoken with before”.
Others had the same idea likening the day off to “a purge” where people would do something more constructive with their time. Zuckerberg, who replied to several ideas, has yet to respond to that one. Daniel Cooper suggested he “broaden his perspective” by doing “one menial task per week.
That is, take over a shift for your janitor, someone in the cafeteria, work a shift at Starbucks. Just try to get your feet on the ground with what some people do”. Eradicating game requests was a popular suggestion with one user claiming he would win a Nobel Prize if users who sent Candy Crush saga requests could be deleted.