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Best of 2007 Video: I Heart Mark Zuckerberg

Over the next week, I will be posting the most popular videos on BoomTown from 2007.

Here’s my personal favorite, which I call “I Heart Mark Zuckerberg.” It is a short and–let’s just say it, shall we?–deeply uncomfortable encounter BoomTown had with the Facebook founder and CEO.

(To be fair, we caught him completely unaware when he and Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer dropped by our table at Il Fornaio in Palo Alto, Calif.)

Here’s the video:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work