The Social Network, which many say is a fictionalized account of the founding of Facebook, won four Golden Globe awards last night, thus presenting us with a good opportunity to pluck this month-old interview with technology writer Kara Swisher from our archives. KQED’s Mina Kim talked to Swisher on the day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Swisher, who knows Zuckerberg well, said the movie’s portrayal of him was quite off base.

Kara Swisher on Mark Zuckerberg

“Social Network” Dominates Golden Globes, But How Accurate Is Portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg? 17 January,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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