"I sent a message to the person who runs the team in charge of our developer platform, and I said that by the time I do this town hall Q&A, it would be good if we had a solution to this problem...She emailed me later that night, and said there are some tools — that are kind of outdated — that allow people to send invitations to people who’ve never used a game, and don’t play games on Facebook. We hadn’t prioritized shutting that down, we just had other priorities. But if this is the top thing that people care about, we’ll prioritize that and do it. So we’re doing it!" Zuck said, according to VentureBeat, much to the relief of every person who had to de-friend their buddy for the sake of invite-free sanity.
While it's obvious we'll never be fully released from the scourge of the mass invite, we can at least look to this conversation as a beacon of hope. Now, if someone can just start working on an app that blocks all mentions of engagements/babies/politics, it might be safe to log on to Facebook again.