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By David Ingram
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a 3,200-word memo last week outlining a vision he said he had for privacy and messaging, industry analysts who follow the company closely weren’t particularly surprised.
Weeks earlier, on Jan. 30, Zuckerberg said many of the same things on a conference call with Wall Street analysts after the company reported quarterly results.
“Arguably, the most important things were already on the call,” said Brian Wieser, the global president for business intelligence at the media-buying firm GroupM. What Zuckerberg did in the memo, he said, was to put those thoughts under the heading of a “vision.”
The lack of surprise was reflected in Facebook’s stock, which has barely budged since last…