Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter thinks he works at a bookstore; Facebook users retort
Children have a unique way of processing information they pick up along the way. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, for example, only just got wind of the fact that his daughter Maxima (nicknamed Max) thinks he works at a bookstore.
“Today I learned my daughter thinks I work at a bookstore,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, Oct. 16. His post was made in reference to his wife Priscilla’s interview with CNN regarding her and her husband’s company Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).
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Needless to say, his post garnered a variety of reactions. One netizen, Nweke Benjamin Chinonso, tried to explain how Max came up with Zuckerberg’s job title.
“Considering ‘Facebook,’ she probably thinks you always ‘face’ your ‘books,'” he wrote.
Some fathers took to the comments section to share the jobs their children think they have.
“You are the lucky one,” another commenter, Naveen Choudhary, said. “My daughter thinks I study at high school and my teacher (boss) keeps on calling me every now and then to check if I’m doing my homework or not.”
“What does it say that my children thought I worked at a candy store?” asked Facebook’s former policy and communications head Elliot Schrage.
One netizen, John Michael, stated his daughter thinks he is the chief executive officer at Facebook. To save both their daughters the trouble, he suggested he and Zuckerberg switch jobs.
Another netizen, Rubaiyath Sarwar, quipped that the daughters of other billionaires — Apple founder Steve Job and Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates— should have made company-related puns like Max.
“Job’s daughter missed the cut! She should have thought her father owns an orchard!” he stated. “Gate’s daughter missed the cut too! She should have thought her father [sells] windows!”
Others think Max mistook her dad for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos whose company began as an online bookstore.
While there are some who found Zuckerberg’s post amusing, a few noted the irony that Facebook has been cited as one of the reasons why reading is no longer as popular as it had been.
A research by the American Psychological Association published online in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture supported their sentiments. The study revealed that teenagers are spending more and more time on social media, and less time reading. In the United States, less than 20 percent of the participants read a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure. JB
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