Image of the week Out of the dorm room

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS INTERVIEW -

Mark Zucker­berg founded Face­book in a Har­vard dorm room as he likes to re­mind ev­ery­one, prob­a­bly be­cause it makes the eighth largest com­pany in the world seem a lit­tle more home­spun.

Alas, some­thing has gone wrong with his pri­vacy set­tings, if the pres­ence of at least 29 peo­ple want­ing to get up close and per­sonal with the chief ex­ec­u­tive is any­thing to go by.

Some con­text: Zucker­berg is a man who likes to keep his lap­top we­b­cam taped over.

One amus­ing, and also per­ti­nent, ques­tion dur­ing a frus­trat­ing hear­ing on Capi­tol Hill came when Dick Durbin, a Demo­cratic sen­a­tor from Illi­nois, asked him if he would be com­fort­able shar­ing the name of the hotel he had stayed in the night be­fore: “Um… ah… no.”

Pho­to­graph: Leah Mil­lis/Reuters

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