Mark Zuckerberg Talks to ABC News About Hitting 500 Million Users; How Did He Do?

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By Joe Ciarallo Comment

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with ABC News’ World News with Diane Sawyer, in an interview that aired last night. The interview was to note the milestone of Facebook reaching 500 million users worldwide.

Sawyer started off with some softballs: “What did you do to celebrate?” However, she then got into some deeper questions, including getting his reaction to the new movie about Facebook, The Social Network. Said Zuckerberg:

I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time…I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring. I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.

Zuckerberg certainly did better in this setting than he did in May, when he was grilled by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at Dow Jones’ AllThingsD conference.

Sawyer even mentioned that interview in the extended version of her interview, on ABC’s “Nightline.” What do you think of Zuckerberg’s performance this time around?

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