Photo of Zuck texting and driving proves Jelly isn’t useless

He's just like you and me: Mark Zuckerberg texts and drives. 

 

Kate Knibbs

Internet Culture

Published Jan 9, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:48 pm CDT

Yesterday, social question-and-answer app Jelly debuted, and the world went “what the hell, why do we need this?” and Biz Stone was like “ALTRUISTIC SOCIAL SEARCH!” and then the Internet shrugged.

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Jelly lets users take a picture of a thing they’re confused about and ask their wider social circles on Facebook and Twitter to explain that thing. We found it pretty useless — but then Yahoo mobile product manager Ben Schaechter uploaded a photo of a dude who looks a whole lot like Mark Zuckerberg texting while driving and posted it to Jelly and asked “Mark Zuckerberg texting while driving. How do you respond?”

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@iammollymchugh Its my photo yes.

— Ben Schaechter (@Bensign) January 10, 2014

So Jelly does have a point, albeit not one it intended to have. It’s a great way to shame others, and yourself! Wondering if you should be eating your fifth Cheesy Gordita? Take a picture of it on Jelly and ask if people think it’s a healthy dinner! See Justin Bieber peeing on an inanimate object? Jelly-shame that baby-faced YOLO monster!

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In all seriousness, though, why is Mark Zuckerberg texting while driving? Why isn’t a robot driving his car for him? If I was Mark Zuckerberg, I would employ a robot for my driving needs.

Schaechter was understandably excitable after his drive-by run-in with the Hoodie, and posted the texting picture to Facebook back in December (when he actually took it) as well: 

 

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Mark Zuckerberg has not publicly confirmed that it was him driving the car, but if you look closely in the picture, focusing on the subject’s eyes, you will see a zeal for targeted advertising that could radiate from no one else.

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Also, we like to believe that he was Facebooking and driving. 


H/T Valleywag | Name | Photo via Reuters

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*First Published: Jan 9, 2014, 9:25 pm CST