ere’s what Gizmodo had to say about the “Summer of Zuck”
campaign:Two years ago, Mark Zuckerberg told startup publicist Mike
Arrington that “people have really gotten comfortable not only
sharing more information and different kinds, but more openlyand with more people. That social norm is just something that has
evolved over time.”
Facebook has evolved over time too. No longer privately held, it
is itself a public company, with a public CEO. We think it’s time
he evolves along with his company. In short,
it’s time for Mark to
go public too.
Here’s the deal: We’re going to pay for photos and videos of
Mark Zuckerberg taken between now and Labor Day. Snap aphoto or shoot some video of Mark. At a bar, after a conference,on the street. Totally great. We wan
t pictures of him that he isn’texpecting to have made. If we run it, we’ll send you a cool $20.
So they’re trying to hide behind “making a point” about what’s publicand what’s private. I’m not buying it, and I’m pretty sure that most of the public won’t
either. Take pictures of other things and leave peoplealone, even if they have a publicly traded company.Of course, Gizmodo would like you to follow the law:We encourage photographers to pursue the perfect shot through alllegal and honorable means; please no urban ninja tactics andremember the laws of the land still apply.