Mark Zuckerberg Should Give Better Gifts

So Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, got the chance to meet the Pope recently. There’s a picture of the two of them and istead of his usual hoodie, The Zuck actually dressed up in a suit. I guess only a meeting with the Pope could make Zuckerberg do that. And of course, when you’re someone like Mark Zuckerberg and you meet someone like the Pope, it’s polite to bring a gift.

So what did Zuckerberg bring Pope Francis? A piece of religious iconography? No – that would be respectful of the Pope’s status and position. He gave the Pope one of Facebook’s products – a drone. Facebook’s solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to beam internet access to those areas of the world that are lacking connectivity. Doubtless so that people can log on to Facebook…

How disrespectful! What a self-serving thing to do! At least if he was going to give the Pope a drone, he could have given him one that was designed not to provide internet access, but to bring people food and essential items that might otherwise be difficult to get to them. That would be something worthy of the the world’s most prominent religious figure. Not an opportunity for a Facebook commercial using an image of the Pope posted on The Zuck’s timeline…

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