Kara Swisher

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Take That E!: Facebook Invades the Golden Globes–The Scandalous Video!


Who says Facebook can’t be an online content company too?

Not the passel of folks from the social networking behemoth, who plucked, primped and transformed themselves into a pack of glamorous nerds to hit the red carpet at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills earlier tonight.

In other words: Silicon Valley meets Silicone Valley!

There, the Facebook team–which included PR honcho Brandee Barker and Randi Zuckerberg, who handles all kinds of media and other partnership initiatives (both pictured above)–asked Hollywood celebrities questions from Facebook users and more.

It was broadcast live, much like television, but you can look at one of Randi’s behind-the-scenes videos here, and see Brandee photographically assault all manner of celebs backstage.

Or you can watch BoomTown’s video below, since I managed to slip into the Beverly Hilton this afternoon right before the action to interview the team:

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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