As we reported before, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was planning on hosting a Q&A on the new Facebook Live service. The Q&A took place and had a lot of time for very random subjects, as well as a Special Guest visit from the one-and-only Jerry Seinfeld.
The Facebook Founder had a lot to say, with not much in the way of order with an extremely broad breadth of subjects. On the business side, he talked about developing artificial intelligence software and other things. He also addressed his personal life as he talked about a broken arm that he had sustained in a bike accident, as well as his daughter Max.
Zuckerberg also brought up the sensitive subjects like the rumor that Facebook would charge for its service. As he stated: "Facebook is free. It always has been. We're not going to charge. That's why we're ad-supported."
The advantage of Facebook Live is that it is raw footage that comes off as pretty real, which is something that people flock to Internet videos to see. It was so realistic that Zuckerberg had an attack of the hiccups that he had to power through.
One thing that felt a little planned was a visit from legendary comic Jerry Seinfeld. Apparently, he had "just dropped by" the company's Menlo Park offices to try Facebook's Oculus. You know, that virtual reality goggles that Facebook bought up a while ago? The ones that Jerry Seinfeld could just order if he wanted to try? Yes, this "unexpected guest star" feels pretty planned.
One question that Seinfeld had for Zuckerberg is what the social media mogul does first in the morning. The answer was not "go to the bathroom", but rather look at his phone. Actually, most people do both, so this isn't any surprise.
Seinfeld was probably the raw energy that Zuckerberg needed and yet not need at the same time. Popular Science reports how Jerry was visibly uninterested in any of Facebook features, but Mark tried to keep to his points.
For example, when Mark Zuckerberg talked about how A.I. is being used to control his house, Jerry made a bit out of it by saying: "Isn't it funny how we work this hard to just eliminate a little bit of effort? I mean, to get the door. It's not that much work. But we are going to put in a tremendous amount of work to keep us from just going to the door and opening it."
A report from CNET says that about 117,000 people around the world tuned in to watch. That's only a fraction of Facebook users, and numbers like that are not motivations for another Facebook Live Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg in the near future. However, it is his company, and his Facebook Live, so who knows. If you are interested in seeing the hour-long Q&A for yourself, it can be found here.