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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
In the world of technology, young people work, with higher education and generally progressive… and despite that, the presence of women is worryingly low. Now we will learn how a grandmother calls Mark Zuckerberg a nerd and goes viral when she receives a feminist response from the famous executive.
Nerd is a term that defines a person interested in technology and science, often also cultural phenomena such as comics, science fiction, fantasy or video games. The word is used many times in a pejorative way, and the nerd stereotype comes to associate people with poor social skills, shy and carefree of their image.
The story at hand began on January 3, when Zuckerberg commented that he had a challenge for 2016: create a system that control your home, a kind of virtual butler with whom you could interact and manage your home. This is a personal project, not Facebook's, that replaces his 2015 goals to read more, learn Chinese, and meet more people.
Like all of Zuckerberg's posts, it generated many responses, and one of them belonged to a grandmother, which went viral. This is what Darlene Hackemer wrote and the response she got from the creator of Facebook:
Hackemer: "I always tell my granddaughters to date their school nerd, who could become the next Mark Zuckerberg Thank you for Facebook, it has put me in touch again with my family and many friends and classmates."
Zuckerberg: "It would be better to encourage them to be the nerd of their school so they can become the next successful inventor!"
An extremely viral comment
The truth is that the Facebook CEO's comment was very well received, and already has almost 35,000 "Likes" Obviously, Hackemer didn't mean anything badly with his message, he probably didn't want to be rude by calling Zuckerberg a nerd, and he probably didn't realize that his idea was quite macho either.
Anyway, Zuckerberg's response has been really interesting. We can only hope that doesn't stop at mere words, and indeed the tech industry makes efforts to incorporate women, racial minorities, and middle-aged workers.
So a grandma calls Mark Zuckerberg a "nerd" and it goes viral. The truth is, the story has all the elements for success: an endearing granny, a celebrity and controversial regarding equality at work. Reactions are normal!
What do you think of this case? Is it normal that this grandmother has gone viral by calling Mark Zuckerberg a nerd, or do you think this anecdote has been exaggerated?