Never underestimate the power of geeks. Well, thatâ€™s a simple lesson BusinessWeek columnist Sarah Lacy will never ever forget.
It turned out, the attendees of the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) were appalled with Lacyâ€™s shallow and lackluster on-stage interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during his keynote address.
According to News.com, Lacy repeatedly interrupted Zuckerberg while heâ€™s answering the questions and constantly interjecting herself at every opportunity. Even though she asked some really interesting questions, the crowd did not seem to notice for they were so annoyed about Lacyâ€™s style described as flirty and trying hard to â€œput on air of being Zuckerbergâ€™s buddy.â€
To make the situation worse, Lacy did not adjust her style even though she knew she was losing the crowd. Instead, she responded angrily and said, â€œTry doing what I do for a living. It’s not that easy.”
Even the blogosphere is not sympathetic and condemned her actions. Sarah has been the subject of rants in Twitter and Techmeme for this bad interview. Iâ€™m not sure how this controversial event will shape the future of her career.