Posted 07/01/2015 at 9:08 AM
Posted 2 years ago
A recent Q&A session by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg went awry, in part due to the heavy interaction of its 1.3 billion users.
The session, held on Tuesday afternoon on Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook page, first encountered difficulties when it was opened up to questions.
An official with the company quipped that it was due to “an overload of likes.”
After being offline for several minutes, the Q&A resumed but some users responded that all they could see was a blank screen.
Another issue that arose was associated with mobile users unable to find responses by the CEO amid the multitude of questions asked on the app.
Zuckerberg did manage to provide answers for more than a dozen questions, some of which were asked by high-profile celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking.
This Q&A session is yet the latest bit of interaction by Zuckerberg with the public on open forums; in the past he’s responded to queries made in town hall meetings and online.
The questions Zuckerberg answered ranged from the whimsical to more serious and timely issues like his company’s policy on using real names on the social media platform and how their Instant Articles feature will impact the journalism and publishing industries.