“Disastrous” interview with Mark Zuckerberg – SXSW


South by South West have never heard of embedding, so you have to clicketty click and then rush back here to see the rest :)


*taps foot*


Lacy’s rsponse to the ‘disaster’

As online Video Watch said:

When the collective geekdom of the United States shows up in one place and spends half their time in line they have a lot of extra time to bitch on their mobile devices. That said, it’s probably still fair to label Sarah Lacy’s interview of Mark Zuckerberg (watch here) at SXSW an unmitigated disaster.
You could almost feel bad for Sarah, Twitter and Techmeme quickly spread news about how bad the interview was; it was variously labeled a “train wreck,” a “disaster,” and an “out-and-out bomb,” but she doesn’t do much to redeem herself the interview above. At least she “feel[s] fine about it as a journalist” and her “Amazon rank is higher than ever.”

Slightly off topic: a social network is NOT a blog. The social network host does not and should not continually be engaged with the members. That’s like having your mother hovering around outside your bedroom door when you have your little friends over to play. Every time Zuckerberg gets ‘engaged’ with the membership, it goes horribly wrong. Go back to what you are meant to do, Mark, which is implement your vision of a social network, and let the bloggers worry about brand image and PR and engagement. That’s what they are meant to do.


  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply March 11, 2008

    it wasn’t that bad an interview. The problems are, as far as I observed them, is that the interviewee is in dire need of training in public speaking (not to mention he has that ridiculous up-accent), while the interviewer was just too up herself. Still, he runs a cool site (for now) and she’s a hottie.

    never trust those morons on twitter and those self-overrating bloggers Laurel.

  • Laurel Papworth

    Reply Reply March 11, 2008

    Heh. Actually I didn’t comment on it, except to segue into telling ppl to let social network hosts get on with work, and not compare them with PR bloggers.

    Don’t you think it was the tech geeks in the crowd who were to blame the most? There’s a time for engagement and a time for just shutting up – not something I’m very good at. 😛

  • digital malay

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

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