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Mark Zuckerberg is a shoeless, Solo-cup-sipping bro in this 2005 interview

The video includes a keg stand.


Selena Larson


Posted on Apr 19, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 10:24 pm CDT

Back in 2005, when Facebook was still and targeting college campuses, Mark Zuckerberg was a real chill startup bro that gave interviews barefoot on his couch while drinking beer out of a red Solo cup. 

It was only just over a decade ago, but things were a whole lot different back then. Zuckerberg didn’t have visions of drones and automated bots or “connecting the world.” TheFacebook was simply a directory for college students, a place for people to find information about friends and see who knew each other. 

“A lot of people are focused on, like, taking over the world, building the biggest thing, getting the most users,” he told the interviewer. “I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.”

As Zuckerberg told the story of how TheFacebook came to be, other dudes in the office continued the party. You can see someone, who appears to be Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, doing a keg stand. 

The video was reportedly shot for a 2008 documentary, Now Entering: A Millennial Generation. The video that went viral this week is just one in a five-part interview series documentarian Derek Franzese has uploaded to YouTube

H/T Fast Company

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2016, 12:16 pm CDT