Peter Kafka

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Here's the Real Mark Zuckerberg, Courtesy of "The Simpsons"

“The Social Network” grossed an estimated $23 million in its opening weekend. Which means something like 2.8 million people saw a fictionalized version of Mark Zuckerberg, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg.

But assuming that last night’s episode of “The Simpsons” did as well as last week’s show, something like 7 million people saw another version of Mark Zuckerberg — portrayed by Mark Zuckerberg.

The Facebook CEO has yet to acknowledge his appearance on his Facebook page. But Facebook PR boss Brandee Barker is beaming (on Twitter):


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald