Facebook’s Asocial Mark Zuckerberg

100920_r20016_p233Two weeks before the theatrical release of The Social Network, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets an in-depth interview/profile in the New Yorker. “Zuck” comes across as enigmatic, unfeeling, and awkward — an odd person to be reshaping the nature of social interaction and connection on a global scale:

The typical complaint about Zuckerberg is that he’s “a robot.” One of his closest friends told me, “He’s been overprogrammed.” Indeed, he sometimes talks like an Instant Message—brusque, flat as a dial tone—and he can come off as flip and condescending, as if he always knew something that you didn’t.

Despite his goal of global openness, however, Zuckerberg remains a wary and private person. He doesn’t like to speak to the press, and he does so rarely. He also doesn’t seem to enjoy the public appearances that are increasingly requested of him.

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  • zingzack

    I tried to add him as a facebook friend, but his supposed “real” page doesn’t even have the option to make a request.

    • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

      I don’t think that he is trying to be the “Tom” of Facebook but anyway, a facebook profile can’t have more then 5k friends.

  • zingzack

    I tried to add him as a facebook friend, but his supposed “real” page doesn’t even have the option to make a request.

  • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

    That would explain why Facebook is slowly sailing away from what the users want and need!

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    That would explain why Facebook is slowly sailing away from what the users want and need!

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    I don’t think that he is trying to be the “Tom” of Facebook but anyway, a facebook profile can’t have more then 5k friends.

  • gemmarama

    aspergers?

  • gemmarama

    aspergers?

  • FacebookBad

    Facebook funded by C.I.A. and D.O.D. front “InQtell”. Research it, research “predictive programming”. Facebook is ok for some reasons, but as everything else that gets big, the wrong people use it. Just think about all of the GLOBAL statistics/trends pulled from facebook, what is this data used for in the long run??? Research it, and trust me, you”ll come to a conclusion you won”t like too much. No offence to all you diehard farm watering facebookers! =)

    • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

      I thought that Facebook was financed by Elvis who was ordered by his spacelord to take over the web so that they could brainwash us and force us to send them all of our peanut butter & jelly!?

      • FacebookBad

        It was! How insightful of you! Wow, I really can’t believe I didn’t get that!!! What are you some 911 truth “debunker” cuz its sure what you sound like spouting off your ridiculous insults and not actually responding to what I said. Prove me wrong. Or go troll somewhere else.

      • FacebookBad

        It’s on the fucking CIA.GOV website lol. in-q-tel. Look it up or shut up. sorry.

        • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

          Link it!

          • FacebookBad

            http://www.iqt.org https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/additional-publications/in-q-tel/index.html

            http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebook There, READ THE FACTS before you talk shit, this is why nobody has any idea what even HALF of the truth is. Maybe you enjoy confusing people. Or maybe you are just willfully ignorant…. Do some research.

          • gemmarama

            there’s no point; i’ve posted this exact article twice but nobody seems to pay attention. people are already completely addicted to facebook.

          • FacebookBad

            Aggh I know! It’s so, so bad… I’m not even gonna lie, I have one, and I hate myself for it lol. Like I said, it’s not all bad, but nobody even questions what’s being done with this technology. We don’t even really know half of it. I do know quite a bit about the data collection industry, and yeah…. When a social networking site is funded by a CIA data mining/collection/application company, it SHOULD RING A FUCKING BELL IN THESE PEOPLES HEADS. lol. Ahhh this shit amazes me… “Remember, don’t research anything for yourself and definitely don’t try to make other people THINK, or your a bad person and a domestic terrorist.

        • Keriminyard88

          Wow, take a second and dig your panties out of your ass. Mr. Know-it-all is a bit emotional when someone makes a joke about his strong opinions.

  • FacebookBad

    Facebook funded by C.I.A. and D.O.D. front “InQtell”. Research it, research “predictive programming”. Facebook is ok for some reasons, but as everything else that gets big, the wrong people use it. Just think about all of the GLOBAL statistics/trends pulled from facebook, what is this data used for in the long run??? Research it, and trust me, you”ll come to a conclusion you won”t like too much. No offence to all you diehard farm watering facebookers! =)

  • FacebookBad

    also, i”m not sure is you are all familiar with “torrents” (a way to download anything you want, but its not P2P) but go to torrentz.com and search facebook. You may be shocked.

    • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

      Bittorrent IS P2P! That’s kinda the whole point! /sigh

      • FacebookBad

        NO…it isn’t a normal “p2p” setup, most people use limewire, soulseek, etc, torrents are more p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p, that’s the reason I made that statement. People would think its more like the well known p2p file sharing applications. Which suck. Sorry, people dont get things unless they are explained a certain way.

        • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

          You’re a moron! And I’m being very polite here!

          • FacebookBad

            Lol, your being polite by not proving me wrong you mean?? Not sure I’m following….

        • Derek

          dont worry i know what you mean dude. please ignore the trolls.

  • FacebookBad

    also, i”m not sure is you are all familiar with “torrents” (a way to download anything you want, but its not P2P) but go to torrentz.com and search facebook. You may be shocked.

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    I thought that Facebook was financed by Elvis who was ordered by his spacelord to take over the web so that they could brainwash us and force us to send them all of our peanut butter & jelly!?

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    Bittorrent IS P2P! That’s kinda the whole point! /sigh

  • FacebookBad

    NO…it isn’t a normal “p2p” setup, most people use limewire, soulseek, etc, torrents are more p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p2p, that’s the reason I made that statement. People would think its more like the well known p2p file sharing applications. Which suck. Sorry, people dont get things unless they are explained a certain way.

  • FacebookBad

    It was! How insightful of you! Wow, I really can’t believe I didn’t get that!!! What are you some 911 truth “debunker” cuz its sure what you sound like spouting off your ridiculous insults and not actually responding to what I said. Prove me wrong. Or go troll somewhere else.

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    You’re a moron! And I’m being very polite here!

  • FacebookBad

    Lol, your being polite by not proving me wrong you mean?? Not sure I’m following….

  • FacebookBad

    It’s on the fucking CIA.GOV website lol. in-q-tel. Look it up or shut up. sorry.

  • Derek

    dont worry i know what you mean dude. please ignore the trolls.

  • Programmer

    The one and only thing that made Facebook big were the “sense of trust by use of real names”. It was something like; a social community where everybody was comfortable using their real name instead of “hiding” behind a screen/nick/user name.

    New decentralized social networks are being deployed as we speak, be it Diaspora, Gnu Social, Status.net and a bunch of others, main thing is you can easily set up your own. I’m observing what decisions are made and will deploy an alternative if this is fucked up aswell. Now, atleast what I see as a great disappointment about these networks is the use of OpenID, which has been corrupt since the beginning. ID companies just can let ju go around without tracking you.. hello Verisign.

  • Programmer

    The one and only thing that made Facebook big were the “sense of trust by use of real names”. It was something like; a social community where everybody was comfortable using their real name instead of “hiding” behind a screen/nick/user name.

    New decentralized social networks are being deployed as we speak, be it Diaspora, Gnu Social, Status.net and a bunch of others, main thing is you can easily set up your own. I’m observing what decisions are made and will deploy an alternative if this is fucked up aswell. Now, atleast what I see as a great disappointment about these networks is the use of OpenID, which has been corrupt since the beginning. ID companies just can let ju go around without tracking you.. hello Verisign.

    • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

      Myspace was such a mess. The ability to over personalize your profile page just turned them into unsurfable loads of animated gif and uncontrollable music playing all at once… Well you know!.. I think that a lot of people were just waiting for “Facebook” to come up and give everyone the ability to start over without having to sort trough the dump that was your MySpace account.

      I don’t think that the new “open” social network you named and others will ever be attractive to the common surfer. Geeks love them but I doubt it would go any further than that just like so many other Gnu, open anything out there, no matter how great it is it’s just not as user friendly.

      Also, if your friends aren’t on it you really don’t have much of a reason to go from Facebook to a look a like Facebook. IMO the Facebook killer is still very far away.

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    Link it!

  • http://dptlcv9.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    Myspace was such a mess. The ability to over personalize your profile page just turned them into unsurfable loads of animated gif and uncontrollable music playing all at once… Well you know!.. I think that a lot of people were just waiting for “Facebook” to come up and give everyone the ability to start over without having to sort trough the dump that was your MySpace account.

    I don’t think that the new “open” social network you named and others will ever be attractive to the common surfer. Geeks love them but I doubt it would go any further than that just like so many other Gnu, open anything out there, no matter how great it is it’s just not as user friendly.

    Also, if your friends aren’t on it you really don’t have much of a reason to go from Facebook to a look a like Facebook. IMO the Facebook killer is still very far away.

  • Anonymous

    Facebook, its all about me, me, me!

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Facebook, its all about me, me, me!

  • FacebookBad

    http://www.iqt.org https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/additional-publications/in-q-tel/index.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebook There, READ THE FACTS before you talk shit, this is why nobody has any idea what even HALF of the truth is. Maybe you enjoy confusing people. Or maybe you are just willfully ignorant…. Do some research.

  • gemmarama

    there’s no point; i’ve posted this exact article twice but nobody seems to pay attention. people are already completely addicted to facebook.

  • FacebookBad

    Aggh I know! It’s so, so bad… I’m not even gonna lie, I have one, and I hate myself for it lol. Like I said, it’s not all bad, but nobody even questions what’s being done with this technology. We don’t even really know half of it. I do know quite a bit about the data collection industry, and yeah…. When a social networking site is funded by a CIA data mining/collection/application company, it SHOULD RING A FUCKING BELL IN THESE PEOPLES HEADS. lol. Ahhh this shit amazes me… “Remember, don’t research anything for yourself and definitely don’t try to make other people THINK, or your a bad person and a domestic terrorist.

  • Keriminyard88

    Wow, take a second and dig your panties out of your ass. Mr. Know-it-all is a bit emotional when someone makes a joke about his strong opinions.

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