Mark Zuckerberg snuck an amazing Easter Egg into his Congressional testimony, feigning ignorance of the most basic questions about his own company a whopping 42 times, in tribute to Douglas Adams and his classic work of comedic science fiction, "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy."
It was really sweet of Zuck to go to all this trouble just to delight us nerds in the audience, especially as now it means he'll have to get his staffers to write 42 cogent, meaningful replies that in no way dodge or duck the issues that he pretended not to be able to address.
Fittingly, Wired was the first publication to notice this hidden mickey, and they've done us all the service of summarizing all 42 of Zuck's cute, playful evasions.
Representative Debbie Dingell
How many Facebook “Like” buttons there are on non-Facebook web pages.
How many Facebook “Share” buttons there are on non-Facebook web pages.
How many chunks of Facebook pixel code there are on non-Facebook web pages.
Whether Zuckerberg’s team can get back to the committee within 72 hours.
A Comprehensive List of Everything Mark Zuckerberg Will Follow Up On [Brian Barrett/Wired]
(Image: JD Lasica, CC-BY)
Facebook took out one of its largest Qanon groups this weekend, deleting the 200,000-member “Official Q/Qanon” page citing “repeated violations of the company’s policies.” Numerous posts in the group had already been removed for violating Facebook’s policies on bullying, harassment, hate speech, and false information that could lead to harm, Facebook told Reuters. QAnon followers […]
Facebook is banning the pro-Trump Republican PAC “The Committee to Defend the President” from advertising, after the PAC repeatedly posted content identified as false by third-party fact-checkers. “As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise […]
Facebook also took down a Trump post for the first time, citing COVID-19 misinformation ban
From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, we’re all hooked on modern convenience. We can’t help it. There are just too many modern world advances that save us too much time not to become a creature of comfort and go the easy route. Even if […]
No matter whether you go into the office or work from home, whether you roll out of bed at 5 a.m. or never get up before 9, we all agree a day can on how you feel first thing in the morning when you wake up. If you wake up feeling groggy or out of […]
The aluminum can is a great invention. And for 60 years, it and its crafty little addition, the pull tab, have made transporting and drinking all of our favorite beers, soft drinks and other beverages about 1,000 percent easier. Of course, evolution continues — and even an innovation as awesome as the aluminum can is […]