Mark Zuckerberg’s stalker is a fraud

It seems Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had the right idea when he got a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, the man who harassed him on Facebook and begged him to give his mother money for some medical treatment she supposedly needed.

It has now come out that Manukonda is not only a creepy stalkher, but he made the whole thing up.  His mother is fine, and he made the story up to try to get sympathy (and money) from billionaire Zuckerberg.  Manukonda has not only agreed to leave Zuckerberg alone, he and his pregnant wife are moving back to India, where they originally came from.

Mark Zuckerberg has a stalker with a sick mom

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against a man named Pradeep Manukonda, after he received some creepy letters and Facebook messages from Manukonda saying that he “had to talk” to Zuckerberg about a matter of utmost urgency.  The messages wouldn’t stop, and Zuckerberg got the restraining order after telling the judge he was fearful for his safety.

Now, however, it’s coming out that the stalker may have had a pure motive – according to Manukonda, he recognizes that his behavior was obnoxious and desperate, but says it’s only because his mother is dying and no one in the family can afford to pay for her medical care.  He’s hoping that Zuckerberg will have a heart and lend him the money – he says he’s not looking for a handout.  No response form Zuckerberg yet.

Facebook movie fantastic by all accounts

The Social Network, David Fincher‘s movie about the making of Facebook, is getting some amazingly positive early reviews ahead of its nationwide opening this Friday.  Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has said that the film is highly fictionalized and overly dramatic, but audiences are unlikely to care about that, as long as it’s entertaining.  It seems like a lot of good choices were made in the production of this film.  The casting is inspired, from Jesse Eisenberg to Justin Timberlake and Brenda Song, and recently it was announced that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails had written the score for the film.  The tracks I’ve heard so far are pretty dark and delicious, so I’m really looking forward to The Social Network’s opening this weekend.