Funny how this works (the first and fifth photos from the G-8 website, the rest from the newswire). Zuckerberg might look like the impish pubescent boy-genius, as if Mick Jagger hit The Élysée Palace. At the same time, MZ and Facebook carries so much cultural, technological and financial weight that it’s the world’s elite politicians (yeah, and Sarko’s house staff) that look ridiculous. pandering or insignificant in his presence.
Sarko pimping for the brand, eyes on Mark.
Given Google’s scale and now the prime-mover association with Egypt’s Revolution 2.0, Schmidt — with the lower profile — is a walking billboard for globalization.
Yeah, don’t worry about those people in the background. Just thank you for coming, Mark, and thank you also for the Arab Spring.
(photo 1: © Présidence de la République – C. Alix via G-8 Summit website caption: SOMMET DU G8 DE DEAUVILLE – VENDREDI 27 MAI 2011 – 17 – 10. photo 2 & 4: Charles Dharapak/AP. caption 2: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, speaks with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, as Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev enters at right, to a working session on Internet issues at the G8 summit in Deauville, France, Thursday, May 26, 2011. photo 3: Michael Gottschalk/DAPD. photo 5: © P. Segrette via G-8 Summit website caption: INTERNET: RENCONTRE ENTRE NICOLAS SARKOZY ET MARK ZUCKERBERG À L’ELYSÉE. photo 6 & 7: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters. caption 7: Facebook founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg (R) shakes hands with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the second round table session at the G8 Summit in Deauville May 26, 2011.)