In an effort to quell the frantic conservative Twitter eggs currently running amok online, Mark Zuckerberg has resorted to a line of recourse that seems almost too good to be true (for everyone who’s not Mark Zuckerberg). Because this coming Wednesday, the Facebook man who struggles to understand basic social cues is going to be forced to sit in a room with conservative lunatic Glenn Beck and 11 other “conservative thought leaders.” Sometimes dreams really can come true.
A group of 15-20 people wearing black clothes and hoods attacked the building housing Facebook’s offices in Hamburg, Germany, police said in a statement Saturday. Reuters reports that the vandals smashed glass, threw paint, and sprayed “Facebook dislike” on a wall. A Facebook spokesman said no one was injured.
In a savvy PR maneuver, today Mark Zuckerberg used the birth of his daughter Max to advertise to the world the fact that he’s decided to give away 99% of his Facebook shares (roughly $45 billion today) to charity (over the course of the rest of his life, not all at once). It sounds angelic, but it will probably end up being, mostly, a big waste.
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, who sells your private information for profit, was recently asked about his sartorial philosophy during a Facebook town hall—more specifically, why does the precocious genius behind the foremost destination for social networking choose to wear such simple, humble threads every day when he could be blinged out in bespoke sharkskin suits and a diamond necklace that reads "IKNOWEVERYTHINGBOUTUBITCH"?
A popular street artist who's rubbed elbows with Anthony Bourdain and graffitied the walls of Facebook's headquarters used his sex-talk podcast last month to describe a forceful sexual encounter with his massage therapist that sounded an awful lot like assault.
Having solved the problem of people not wasting enough time on the internet, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now tackling his first real-world political cause: immigration reform. With a slick new non-profit group funded by tech millionaires, Zuckerberg is rallying Silicon Valley's elite into a political force they hope might one day rival Wall Street. Zuckerberg's political moves are of a piece with his career as a tech mogul: hugely ambitious, painfully awkward, entirely self-interested, and surprisingly successful. And he's just getting started.
Today Facebook announced their new "not a Facebook phone"-Facebook-phone "Facebook Home" which is basically a phone where all you can do is look at Facebook. "This is a phone," announced a sweaty, mumbly Mark Zukerberg, "that is centered around people not apps." By which he actually means: "this is a phone which enables you to treat your human friends like aps."
Maybe. The picture has been making the rounds across the internet (and by rounds, I mean a British tabloid, a local NBC affiliate and a few music sites). But is it real? Probably, though there's been no official confirmation. NBC Bay Area found the deejay in the photo, Los Angeles-based DJ Dory, who wrote on her Facebook wall: "This photo was from 3 years ago... who knew?"