Sympathy for Mark Zuckerberg

Here is a sentence I never thought I would find myself typing: I feel sorry for the billionaire founder of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg.
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Here is a sentence I never thought I would find myself typing: I feel sorry for Mark Zuckerberg.

Standing in an unwonted blue suit before roughly half of our sitting senators on Tuesday the 33-year-old billionaire founder of Facebook was blamed for the fact that Donald Trump is president, the ongoing civil war in Burma, the existence of the hypertext transfer protocol cookie, the total lack of interest in enforcing anti-monopoly legislation shown by two (and very likely three) consecutive presidential administrations, and the unwillingness of millions of people to read the boilerplate user agreements that those of us who are roughly Zuckerberg's age or younger have been blithely skipping over since the first time we installed Lego Island on our grandparents' Gateway.

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