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Oprah to Do Live Interview at Facebook Next Week

Look under your seats, Facebook staffers! TV legend Oprah Winfrey will be the latest and greatest celebrity to pay a visit to Facebook, where she’ll sit for one of Facebook’s live-streamed video interviews with its community next week.

Winfrey, who apparently hit it off with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at this year’s Allen & Company mogul meetup, is due at Facebook on Sept. 8. In addition to the live video interview, she’ll meet with a gathering of local tech industry folks to discuss social media and the Oprah Winfrey Network, and she’ll appear at one of Sandberg’s exclusive dinner events for Silicon Valley women.

Winfrey is an active Facebook user, with nearly 6.3 million fans who have “Liked” her official page.

Facebook is already soliciting questions for the live chat, which starts at 1:30 pm PT next Thursday.

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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