Bowing to pressure from its user base, Facebook has begun rolling out a series of new changes including a much-anticipated Mulligan button that lets people completely undo stupid or otherwise regretful actions they take on the social networking site.
“Listen, I’m not gonna blow smoke about how our users are the smartest, blah blah blah,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. “The fact is, people are morons, they say and do dumb things, and then they blame Facebook. And frankly, I’m sick of that shit.
“It’s not my fault you friended your daughter without realizing she can go back and read all your status updates that you’d never in a million years say in front of her,” Zuckerberg noted. “Or that crap you posted about your boss on your coworker’s wall without bothering to check that your coworker is actually friends with your boss.
“But I’m a good guy, so I’ll fix it for you,” Zuckerberg added. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting with a group of advertisers who want to throw money at me.”
According to a Facebook press release about the new function, users will be allowed to click the Mulliganbutton once per day on a status update, comment or wall post as long as it was made during that calendar day. The button will delete the post and all related comments from your wall and your friends’ news feeds.
Zuckerberg did confirm that the one thing the new button can’t do is give users back all the hours they waste on the site itself, saying “that’s a feature, not a bug.”
The new Mulligan button will begin appearing for subsets of users over the next week, with the goal of having it available to everyone inside of a month.
From Cap News.