A leading tech blogger and outspoken Facebook critic dines with its 23-year-old CEO … and the critic fawns
Did you hear the one about the dictator, the paper billionaire and the blogger who walked into a breakfast place in Switzerland?
Oh wait, that isn’t a joke—although it is humorous—that situation actually occurred last month. The real-life cast was Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and leading tech blogger Robert Scoble … and 100 or so invite-only attendees at a breakfast session in Davos, Switzerland, during the recent World Economic Forum.
Scoble had been blogging from Davos and on the morning of Jan. 25, Zuckerberg tapped Scoble on the shoulder and invited him to an invite-only breakfast session with Musharraf.
Scoble is an outspoken critic of Facebook. He spurned its Beacon ads, highlighted its PR goofs, cried foul when Facebook briefly booted him from the site and continuously called out Zuckerberg for, well, you name the indiscretion.