In the last week I am sure most of you have heard, but if not, Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, has moved more stock in a the last three months that any insider EVER in history of trading. That is NEVER a good sign from the C.E.O. That, when matched with the steadily dropping value of said stock in the wake of the privacy disaster from a few days ago has left many worried what is in store for Facebook.
Or rather, what Facebook has in store for its users.
In another very interesting turn of events, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton just took to Twitter and told everyone….
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
What makes this so interesting is Facebook bought his WhatsApp platform for sixteen billion dollars from him AND he used to work for them, so the fact that he would rally against them begs the question, which everyone is now wondering:
What does he know that we don’t?
Another Twitter user had a pretty perfect response about it:
It is time for you to come up with an alternative to Facebook . Also, I really need a new car and I noticed you have about 15 Billion just lying around…
— Bryan_2017 (@_Bryan2017) March 20, 2018
With other users pointing out some of the hypocrisy of said tweet:
Never bite the hand that feeds you. This tweet is the embodiment of ungratefulness and disloyalty. You guys get 60 billion+ in $FB stock for creating an improved AIM messenger and now turn your back on people that made you rich! Very sad to see
— Alamentarius (@alamentarius) March 20, 2018
But really, we have ONE pressing question here. With all the insider trading and behind-the-scenes movement, what does Brian Acton know that we don’t and should we take his advice? Being a former Facebook executive who has made his complaints about the company and some of their shady businesses practices quite public, his “insider” advice may not be that bad, actually.