Zuckerberg’s hoodie is getting more play in the media than…oh wait, I don’t know because I’ve barely had time to read anything else. Sorry, hard hitting news - maybe tomorrow. Today I was too busy learning about the fact that the Zuckster wore a hoodie (what else) to several meetings with large banks and other institutional investors this week. Then some analyst made a few snide remarks, including that Facebook would be better off with Zuckerberg not as their CEO. Now of course, among other things, it’s become fodder for some satirical tweeting (cough @ZuckerbergsHood) and therefore kept some Mashable reporters working late. The hoodie situation also inspired a blogger on TechCrunch to write this masterpiece earlier today which I’m a little too obsessed with for my own good.
Also, in even less hard hitting news, someone thinks it’s a good idea to recreate 170-year-old beer. And by someone, I mean Finnish researchers. I don’t know about you, but when I find a shipwrecked boat from the 1840s (as happened in this story), I immediately search it for any alcohol still on board and then scheme ways to recreate it. Just me and the Finnish?
Lastly, if you are unemployed, you should probably post your name, picture and website with the words “Hire Me!” in size 3948534 font on a billboard. Apparently, that is what recruiters are looking for these days. Or so goes the moral of this story.
It’s official: Apple unveiled the new iPad today — complete with retina display, 5-megapixel camera (with the same optics sensor from the iPhone 4S) and 1080p video recording. The new model becomes available on March 16 and starts at $499.
I suppose once you become larger than life, you need to spice up your day-to-day philosophies. Of course, this “spice” is not just for your own personal gain. Nope, in Mark Zuckerberg’s case, it seems it’s also to give his PR people strange new angles to pitch to Fortuneand Mashable.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Mark has a new personal challenge for this year: he’s not eating meat unless he slaughters the animal himself. Fortune explains that this news first surfaced from…what else? A Facebook post. On May 4, Zuckerberg posted a note to the 847 friends on his private page: “I just killed a pig and a goat.”
I’m not quite sure what the “right” reaction is to this, but my immediate thought is:
…alright, sure. Fine. Sounds good to me. Now why does this get you top-tier coverage?