Mark Zuckerberg and 60 Minutes:”Social Network” and profile pages

Here at OSM we like to keep our readers up-to-date with all the news about Facebook, the hugely-popular social networking site. Last week we told you about the current craze for replacing profile pictures with images of cartoon characters and yesterday we told you that the new Facebook Profile Pages had gone live, just hours before founder Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance on “60 Minutes.”

An interesting article over on The Telegraph today tells us about Zuckerberg’s spot on the TV show where he spoke of how he felt about the film “The Social Network” based on the beginnings of the Facebook website, which doesn’t always paint a very pleasant picture about Zuckerberg himself. Zuckerberg seemed quite laid-back about the movie though and his verdict was that the film was “pretty fun,” and he couldn’t have been too disapproving as he sent his entire staff to see the film.

While Zuckerberg praised some parts of the film for its attention to detail, such as the T-shirts and sandals he wore at the time, he was more scathing of other parts such as how the film depicted his reasons for starting Facebook, (to get girls when he already had a girlfriend at the time). The film also followed two lawsuits against Zuckerberg and he said to Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes that he finds it “mindboggling” that the Winklevoss twins are still angry with him after so much time saying, “”It wasn’t a job, they weren’t paying me, I wasn’t hired by them or anything like that.”

Zuckerberg also spoke of the new Facebook Profile Pages that make more a feature of photos and has a new biography section. The new pages also feature a “See Friendship” link and Zuckerberg said, “You can see all the things that you have in common with that person. And it’s just like, it gives you this amazing connection with that person in a way that the current version of the profile that we have today just doesn’t do.”

For more on this go to telegraph.co.uk. What are your thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg on 60 minutes? We’d be interested to know your thoughts on Facebook and its founder so why not send us your comments.