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More tech press adulation—over a Facebook phone

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pundits are having a field day with Mark Zuckerberg’s latest contribution to humanity—the Facebook phone. And after yesterday’s unveiling in Menlo Park, Salon’s Andrew Leonard takes an early swat at breathless groupies in the tech press who flock to chronicle Zuckerberg’s every utterance:

The home screen of your smartphone, Mark Zuckerberg told the world on Thursday, is the “soul of your phone.”

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to steal your soul. I’m surprised more of the reporters who attended the great unveiling at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday morning haven’t led with this tidbit in their coverage of the event.

Or maybe, considering how many reporters were actually applauding at various stages during the presentation, the truth is that quite a few members of the tech press have already surrendered their souls to Zuckerberg. Tsk tsk.


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