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Zuckerberg Explains Why He Always Wears A Gray T-Shirt

On Thursday during a public Q&A session on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage for just over an hour to answer a number of questions from Facebook users. These questions ranged from why Facebook customers are forced to use the Facebook Messenger app, to why he's always spotted wearing a grey T-shirt, and more.

On the topic of his love for grey T-shirts, Zuckerberg blames his need to keep things simple in life. He doesn't want to make a lot of decisions when it comes to non-Facebook matters. Instead, he'd rather spend the energy on the social network he built.

"I'm in this really lucky position where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people, and I feel like I'm not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life, so that way I can dedicate all of my energy towards just building the best products and services," he said.

Speaking of products and services, Zuckerberg also explained why Facebook members must install the Facebook Messenger app. He indicated that the social network would rather have one app to focus on doing one service well. Plus, it can be a pain to load up the main Facebook app and go through several steps just to send or receive a message.

During the Q&A session, Zuckerberg was asked to provide his opinion about The Social Network movie, which hit theaters back in 2010. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 96 percent out of 100, and Metacritic shows a score of 95 percent out of 100. Needless to say, the movie did rather well at the Box Office, but Zuckerberg hasn't given the movie much thought.

Zuckerberg admitted that building a company and product isn't exactly glamorous, and that the movie studio had to make up or embellish certain elements. The plot was "overarching," he said, despite the studio going out of its way to get some details right, such as correctly reconstructing the Facebook office.

"There were pretty glaring things that were just made up about the movie that made it pretty hard to take seriously," he said. "I think the real story is just a lot of hard work."

The full Q&A session with Zuckerberg can be seen here.

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  • ib2007
    Facebook is a dinosaur. Put it in a museum and let it die already.
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  • bit_user
    Frankly, I don't care what Mark Zuckerberg thinks. He's really no smarter or better than many entrepreneurs - he's just really stubborn and got really lucky. Someone with better business acumen would have sold Facebook much sooner. And under most circumstances, holding out the way he did results in failure. Like when MS was trying to buy Yahoo.

    Sure he worked hard and had some good ideas, but lots of people work hard and have good ideas but fortune doesn't favor them. He's not so special - just lucky. He's entitled to his success, but I think he gets more attention than he deserves.

    And before someone calls me sour grapes... no, I'm not an entrepreneur, much less a failed one.
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  • TyroneJ
    "...I'm not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life..."

    Boy is he delusional. Facebook is the very definition of "silly or frivolous".
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  • nothingham
    Boy is he delusional. Facebook is the very definition of "silly or frivolous".
    Google enabled people to navigate a sea of knowledge, any time "lost" was learning new things, skills, information. Early chat clients like IRQ, ICQ and even Skype allowed people and friends to connect over long distance.

    The only thing new that facebook achieved was to cause billions to waste their time bulding and stalking narcistic/fictional representations of themselves and every piece of garbage that crosses people's head. And to such an extent that those who do not partake in this practice might have their chances of employment, renting a flat, or whatever... hurt because you're a "weirdo" and don't have a very active facebook profile.

    At least I get good returns for the spying google does on me.
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  • RipperjackAU
    "Zuckerberg Explains Why He Always Wears A Gray T-Shirt"

    ... because he is a douch-bag with no personality or fashion sense!

    "He's really no smarter or better than many entrepreneurs"

    ... but he is more skilling in stealing ideas from his start-up partners and stabbing them in the back!!!! ..... OOooooooh, I went there!
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  • RipperjackAU
    "Zuckerberg Explains Why He Always Wears A Gray T-Shirt"

    ... because he is a douch-bag with no personality or fashion sense!

    "He's really no smarter or better than many entrepreneurs"

    ... but he is more skilling in stealing ideas from his start-up partners and stabbing them in the back!!!! ..... OOooooooh, I went there!
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  • martel80
    Like wearing a suit and a tie miraculously enhanced one's abilities...

    People desperately trying to keep up with the fashion are delusional. I'm sorry to disappoint you but wearing fancy clothes does not turn losers to winners. :)
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  • ib2007
    14582983 said:
    Like wearing a suit and a tie miraculously enhanced one's abilities...

    People desperately trying to keep up with the fashion are delusional. I'm sorry to disappoint you but wearing fancy clothes does not turn losers to winners. :)

    Wearing a suit may not give you more intellect however it does give you credibility even if you do not deserve any. For the same reason as salesmen wear suits because they look better and are more successful. No one knows why it just works in practice.
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