How should Facebook handle the not always flattering (or accurate) portrayal the The Social Network gives of Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg?
At a dinner Facebook had a dinner with a bunch of New York media people earlier this week, Wired’s Steven Levy had great advice.
Levy said: Do what Steve Jobs did when that happened to him.
Back in 1999, there was a TV movie called “Pirates Of Silicon Valley” starring Noah Wylie as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. In the movie, Wylie portrayed Jobs as a gullible screamer.
But at MacWorld 1999, Apple and Jobs showed they were good sports and pulled off a very clever stunt on stage; they introduced Steve Jobs and had Wylie walk out instead.
Like Levy, we’d like to see Mark and Facebook do the same at next year’s F8.
Watch the stunt: