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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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