Kara Swisher

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Weekend Viral Video: Mark Zuckerberg Gets the Kid-Glove Treatment From ABC's Sawyer

After a tough summer–including creepy trailers for a Hollywood movie, “The Social Network,” in which he seems to be portrayed as the awkward villain and also his sometimes difficult session at the eighth D: All Thing Digital conference with me and Walt Mossberg–Mark Zuckerberg catches a break in an easy-peasy multi-part television interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

It aired earlier in the week, and a smilier-than-usual Facebook co-founder and CEO does a good job lobbing back Sawyer’s queries, which touch on the usual controversies (privacy, I-know-what-you-did-at-Harvard), the usual gee-whiz Silicon Valley oohing and, of course, the obsession with Zuckerberg’s age (upon which I declare an official BoomTown moratorium, since he is no longer that young).

If you don’t know a lot about the social networking powerhouse, you’ll find it useful; if you do, watch it anyway.


Hello Facebook!

Meet Mark!

Free Food! Also Drycleaning!

Uh-oh, Privacy!

Double Uh-Oh, That #@&*% Movie!

Viewer Questions!

A Dislike Button!

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik