Facebook's $100 Million Gift Precedes Movie Release
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
NPR's David Folkenflik is wondering about the connection between these events.
DAVID FOLKENFLIK: In the movie version of his life, Zuckerberg is portrayed as unscrupulous on his route to his billions, and - despite his service based on friending and likes - utterly unable to connect to others. Jesse Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg, here appealing to a friend.
(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE SOCIAL NETWORK")
JESSE EISENBERG: Unidentified Man (Actor): I'm here for you.
EISENBERG: No, I need the algorithm used to run chess players.
OK: Are you OK?
EISENBERG: Unidentified Man: You mean other students?
EISENBERG: Unidentified Man: Do you think this is such a good idea?
EISENBERG: Unidentified Man: All right.
EISENBERG: I need the algorithm.
FOLKENFLIK: Showing up to talk on "Oprah" is image rehab 101, but it could misfire. Here's what happened when Lesley Stahl compared Zuckerberg to the founders of Google.
LESLEY STAHL: You seem to be replacing Larry and Sergey as the people out here who everyone's talking about. You're just staring at me.
MARK ZUCKERBERG: Is that a question?
FOLKENFLIK: David Folkenflik, NPR News.
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