There’s a strict age limit of 13 on Facebook at the moment, but it seems Mark Zuckerberg has ambitions of stretching his empire further by hooking’em in while they’re young.
The idea isn’t revolutionary – after all reports have it 7.5 million kids under the age limit are already using Facebook. According to TechEye, Zuckerberg told the NewSchools Summit in California that Facebook is a great place for children to learn from each other, but it remains to be seen whether the Facebook empire will be able to recruit among the young. At the moment, a pesky law called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act means kids under 13 cannot join internet sites that collect personal data.
Facebook would need to put forward some convincing arguments as to the benefits of kids being on Facebook, along with, we assume, a host of security measures to protect them from unsavory influences. But Zuckerberg has achieved many things deemed far-fetched already in his young life, so we wouldn’t put it past him to find a way to get his way also this time.