Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed to Mashable that he will, in fact, make an appearance on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, now in its 22nd season. The story originated on the New Yorker's Vulture blog, which offered the few details available about Zuckerberg's appearance in the episode. From that post:
In the episode, dubbed "Loan-A Lisa," Lisa decides to help fund Nelson's new bike company. While attending an entrepreneurs convention, the two encounter Zuckerberg, who reminds the kids just how many famous billionaires — including himself — have dropped out of school. The rest of the plot is a secret, but we're pretty sure Zuckerberg then steals their idea for the bike company and ends up making another billion dollars.
Facebook started this week by being compared to the IRS, airlines and cable companies in a customer satisfaction survey. Later, the company announced a 500 millionth subscriber milestone. And now its CEO reaches mainstream celebrity status for being a cartoon character.
Not a bad week overall.
(Image from New Yorker's Vulture blog.)