Am I the only one perplexed by this Mark Zuckerberg fiasco? I mean, yes, the guy is the founder and CEO of Facebook. But he’s mucking things so badly it’s probably time for him to get kicked upstairs.
The headlines are blaring this morning about Zuckerberg’s disastrous appearance at the Wall Street Journal D8 conference, in which apparently he was sweating like Albert Brooks playing the news anchor in the movie Broadcast News.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on with Sweaty Zuck, and other news:
- Liveblog of Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg interviewing Zuckerberg onstage at D8. Best quote: “When I was in college I did a lot of stupid things.” Amen, brother!
- MarketWatch comments on Zuck’s “Richard Nixon” moment. Please note the tie-in above to Broadcast News, in which the TV producer comments, “He’s sweating more than Richard Nixon!”
- Facebook continues to face heat over privacy. As much heat as a Finnish sauna, apparently.
- Top 5 Facebook privacy settings you need to know (HuffPost). Plus, I really hope you don’t have anything truly personal in there.
- BP’s turned to the “Giant Shears” (Guardian). Seriously, could a multinational corporation appear any more incompetent?
- Gulf oil could spread to Atlantic Coast (Wired).
- Israeli Parliament members come close to blows over flotilla debate (LA Times)
- And they killed a U.S. Citizen (The Atlantic). Oops. How’s that for improving relations?
- Whirlpool recalls 1.7 million dishwashers (Reuters). Apparently they have the ability to whirl flames.
- Stocks give up most gains (CNN). Is that from yesterday, or from 10 years ago?
- Neilsen files for $1.75 billiion IPO (Reuters). Better hurry.
- Hoenig says Fed should raise rates (Reuters). Now that would make things interesting!