An event staffer at today's first ever, lightly protested Facebook shareholders meeting has an important detail: the shareholders are out for blood. One of them yelled at Mark. Mark Zuckerberg.
People are PISSED, and not just about stock price. Apparently there's been a lot of discussion about corporate responsibility and the company's involvement with public policy — someone even floated the idea of creating a shareholders' committee on public policy to supplement the in-house one, apparently because people don't think they're doing a good job. The overwhelming vibe in the room right now is one of anger & disappointment. I bet Marky takes a Xanax for this kinda stuff. That's what it felt like.
This jibes with press reports of a feisty crowd:
Why should you make the decision? Facebook investor challenges Mark Zuckerberg. I can do it myself with 4-5 clicks. Wow, go girl!— Jessica Guynn (@jguynn) June 11, 2013
What the hell is your forecast for revenue and income for the next year? one Facebook investor shouts from the audience at annual meeting.— Jessica Guynn (@jguynn) June 11, 2013
At least Zuck was wearing his comfort top.