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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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