Mark Zuckerberg On 60 Minutes - In an upcoming TV interview on Sunday night, 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl talks to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about a number of things, one of them being Facebook’s new user profile pages. Stahl promises in a preview video that the public would see the overhauled design for the profile pages “for the first time tonight on 60 Minutes.”
“You’re showing us something that no one else has seen yet — very soon, starting tomorrow,” says Stahl in the interview preview. This suggests that Zuckerberg originally intended to unveil the new profiles on Monday instead.
That’s obviously not the case, since Facebook unveiled the update itself and is now allowing users to upgrade to the new profile already. So what happened?
I’ve reached out to Facebook and CBS via email to ask, but in the meantime, we can only speculate. Perhaps one factor here was that CBS’s 60 Minutes scooped itself. The video preview allowed news sites to pick up on the story about the new profile pages quickly. The preview even gave visuals, albeit grainy ones, of the new design using Zuckerberg’s updated profile.
Mark Zuckerberg On 60 Minutes