Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has never been shy in sharing his view that many of the privacy flaps over new features at Facebook are overblown. But when it comes to having his own activities tracked online, it seems that does prefer some level of control.
Up until Tuesday night, according to the Google + tracking service SocialStatistics.com, Zuckerberg had been the most popular person on the service, with more than 35,000 followers. That dropped to zero when he apparently changed his profile to private, as did many top Google executives, noted SocialStatistics.com’s Founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten.All this just seems to be a great demonstration that proves Google’s contention that users crave more fine-grained social-sharing tools. Zuckerberg and the other top execs are using the service — but perhaps they just don’t want to share their online activities with you.
So who are the most tracked people on Google+ now anyway?
It’s a lot of people you’d expect in the geekosphere: Tech journalist Robert Scoble, with 43, 131 followers, Leo Laporte, another tech journo with 42,875 followers and internet entrepreneur and Digg co-founder Kevin Rose, with 38,287 followers.
For the rest, check out SocialStatistics.com’s charts.