Yesterday morning I woke up early. Was sitting in the hotel lobby at 7 a.m. trying to check email when someone tapped me on the shoulder. It was Mark Zuckerberg, founder/CEO of Facebook, which now has 68 million active users (people who’ve signed on in the past 30 days).
He invited me to a breakfast with Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf. We walked together to the breakfast, which was interesting because of Musharraf’s comments, where he defended his administration. After the breakfast Mark and I spent a bunch of time together, where he gave me permission to quote him.
In the interview Zuckerberg chats to Scoble about upgrades to the Facebook Platform, his desire to facilitate data portability (although not at the expense of Facebook’s users’ privacy), his love of Scrabulous and his hope for a positive resolution of the dispute over Hasbro’s branding and how the 4 999 limit on Facebook friends may be history soon. It is an interesting post to read (these sorts of one on one interviews generally are). I find these sorts of direct interactions are often at odds with popular perceptions and help bring balance to the Force.