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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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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