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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus