Blocking is the process whereby a user severs all ties to an irritating person, to the point where the annoying member won’t even see the user’s profile when searching for it.
According to a report in Wired, however, it is now impossible to block Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook simply produces an error box when you try to do so.
Not that you’re ever likely to be in contact with Mark, anyway. But the point is people were blocking him as part of a protest campaign against Facebook’s various policies which have rubbed a number of folks up the wrong way (particularly privacy issues, of course).
And that can’t happen any more. Zuckerberg won’t allow himself to be virtually face-palmed, it would seem, and the move is one which is unlikely to make privacy campaigners any happier.
You could of course argue that perhaps privacy campaigners shouldn’t be on Facebook, but they quite possibly aren’t, yet are still concerned due to the influence the social site has on the shape of the net.
With its half a billion and growing user base, it’s hard to argue with the fact that it holds some power in the ethereal realm of the net.