Zuckerberg's Meltdown: Your 10 Essential Takeaways

Zuckerberg Meltdown

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Mark Zuckerberg had a tough night last night on stage at the D Conference.Wearing a hoodie and taking heated questions – about privacy and his sometimes-scandalous past – the Facebook CEO and cofounder seemed to melt on stage.

We’re sure it didn’t help Zuck that he had a crowd of schadenfreude-fiending industry execs for an audience – most of them hungry to see the kid with the $26 billion company squirm.

But Zuck didn’t help himself much either: one attendee told us that he didn’t answer a single question straight all night, even the softballs.

Didn’t keep us from learning a thing or two, though.

Source: All Things D

Zuck finally confessed to sending stupid IMs when he was 19

Zuck's trademarked hoodie…actually has a trademark or two in it. Facebook's mission statement is embroidered into its lining.

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Zuck doesn't believe Facebook should always ask users to opt-in to new privacy policies because the switch to News Feed wasn't opt-in, and despite early user complaints, that ended really well.

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The good news: an attendee tells us half the audience left the keynote feeling bad for Zuck.

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Is the end must coming for Facebook PR boss Elliot Schrage? First he botched the company's response to the privacy outcry. Now this.

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Valleyfreude lives on: Judging by the tweets coming out of the audience, people in the industry don't like Zuck that much. Maybe it's his age, money, and power.

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The real shocker? Attendees say Zuck's (poor) performance overshadowed Steve Jobs's at D.

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