Zuckerberg - Life in the Geek Lane
Diane Sawyer is her usual insipid self in a sit-down with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg (from last summer), but it's good to replace the depiction from Social Network with something more real. Highlights? Mark says he's not a billionaire, and his mom is his Facebook friend.
"I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time... I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring. I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded."
A "normal 26 year old geek" image seems to be what Zuckerberg is pushing, one that is reinforced in another story.
"It's amazing - Mark doesn't seem at all bothered about fancy cars and expensive possessions. He's still living like a college kid."
"He will eat lunch in the canteen with the other workers. A lot of the employees actually have nicer cars than his," a Facebook source was quoted as saying.