Mark Zuckerberg's Sweaty, Fumbling D8 Interview
Facebook's Fearless Leader Flounders at D8 Conference
Mark Zuckerberg choked. Faced with a series of painfully predictable questions from All Things Digital's Kara Swisher and the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, Facebook's founder was unable to give straight answers to any of them. All we wanted to know was why he kept messing with our privacy settings.
We don't care about how he meets his friends for dinner. We don't care about his grand vision of some nebulous social web. More to the point, we don't believe him when he says he gives a damn about us.
Zuck Workin' Hard
Oh, but Zuckerberg worked hard up there, to the point where he sweated through his ubiquitous hoodie. It's almost enough to make you feel sorry for him. Almost. You have to read the All Things Digital transcript of Kara Swisher's and Walt Mossberg's interview Mark Zuckerberg.
It's schadenfreudalicious, especially when, after barely surviving a relatively easy grilling, he tells the world-- with a straight face-- that he'll be guiding Facebook through an IPO. Srsly.
Oh, and what's with that Dharma Initiative Illuminati symbol thingie inside his hoody? Creepy, no?