Very interesting article on news.com about Sarah Lacy’s interview of Mark Zuckerberg, from Facebook. I’ve seen some pretty atrocious interviews, keynotes, panels and presentations in my time, but this is right up there when you think of the scope. Interviewing the world’s youngest self-made billionaire (is that title accurate?) at a conference like SXSW…well, I can’t but help think she was a little blase about it all, even by her own self admission in a post-interview discussion with Valleywag.
Edit: Found the interview in question. Suspicions confirmed! Sometimes the arrogance in the Silicon Valley can get a bit much… Haha and Mark’s rising inflection at the end of almost every sentence is kind of irritating.
Edit 2: Jeff Jarvis has a great post going into detail what went wrong in a far more insightful manner than what I could muster.
Yowch, the backlash even hits Wikipedia – “Her journalistic skills are questionable and while she banks on her ‘youth appeal’ it is apparent that she is in her late 40’s and has had extensive plastic surgery to look younger.”