Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech

Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech

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Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech refers to a speech Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave to the graduating class of 2017 at Harvard University, his alma mater. Online, the event was notable for jokes made about pictures of Zuckerberg's speech and for a hack of Harvard's paper, The Crimson, which was briefly filled with puns and photoshopped images of Zuckerberg.


On May 25th, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg returned to his alma mater, Harvard University, to give the commencement speech to the class of 2017 and receive an honorary degree (shown below). In the days leading up to the event, Zuckerberg toured his old dorm room on Facebook live[1] and shared a clip of him receiving his acceptance letter.[2]


The Crimson Hack

Hours before Zuckerberg's speech, Harvard's student paper, The Crimson, was hacked to show bizarrely edited photos of Zuckerberg and wacky headlines related to the Facebook creator (shown below). Though the site has since been cleansed of the posts, it can still be accessed via web.archive.[7] According to New York Magazine,[3] the hack most likely came from Harvard's satirical publication, The Harvard Lampoon. The moment was covered by Daily Dot,[4] The Verge,[5] and Business Insider.[6]

BREAKING: Mork Zinkletink Zonks all over the Internet! OPINION COMMENCEMENT "Follow me, follow me:" Zim Man Simply Speaks By THE CRIMSON EDITORIAL BOARD a day ago By CLAIRE E. PARKER a day ago COMMENCEMENT OP-ED: How Come Evervone Talks About How I Stole Silently floats away The day is here for Mink Zuckerzuck to go speeching for the Harvard! Every year we beg him to come PLEASE but only now will he come here to this place, here now, he i to prove that he is stronger president material than Joel BidenBoy. Nice Try Joe Man, facebook OOPS: MINK PINKLEBINK Facebook But Nobody MARK ZOINKERBURG AT IT AGAIN By THE HARVARD CRIMSON 4 days ago I have taken over the internet ACCIDENTALLY "LIKES" Talks About How I Murdered Eduardo Saverin By THE CRIMSON SPORTS OWN COMMENCEMENT SPEECH s here . Brucking: Mark Zakerberg STAFF a day ago Fakes Fakebook from UH OH: Fakebook A Big Grand Hoax And fed his body to myWinkiepink Twins but you cant Zonk theikekerSay Fast Kayaking Winklekrux I wins children Winklekrux Twins Duck. This guy can Zoink anything By THE CRIMSON EDITORIAL STAFF 3 days ago

Twitter Jokes

On Twitter, users joked about the speech by mocking the men sitting behind Zuckerberg, who were dressed in top hats and suits, for looking like aristocrats from the early 20th century. These jokes were covered by The Daily Dot.[8]

We now go live to Mark Zuckerberg addressing the passengers of the titanic LIVE 72.0K When you're trying to convince Barnaby there's a world outside of Younkers, way out there beyond this hick town- a slick town in fact LIVE 72.0K I question the optics of who Zuckerberg surrounded himself with at that speech LIVE O 72.0K MR PEANUT rousing LIVE 78.7K SENSE OF P PPOPOOROR EVEONONE IS BY BUILDING COMMUNITY. why he giving a speech in front of literal robber barons LIVE O 71.8K >WE DON'T GET A LOT OF MEANING FROM OUR COMMUNITIES. っ If this is Zuckerberg's butler sitting behind him, then I'm sure Mark is a real life Batman #MarKZuckerberg YOU SHOULD BE NICE TO PEOPLE

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Aww, such a great speech. He really tried – that's the best he can do. I'll try to say some nice things about Facebook. Apparently people use FB to find runaway pets. That is good. Also, there's a group called "Jews against circumcision". Respect +5, faith in humanity +10, I say.

It's too bad that Mark Zuckerberg is the reincarnation of Heinrich Himmler, because Facebook is basically a the ultimate tool for Gestapo.


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