SXSWi: Zuckerberg may get a do-over (update)

The Facebook CEO will speak at a Developer Garage event Monday afternoon, in a planned event that comes a day after the "train wreck" at his Sunday keynote address.

AUSTIN, Texas--According to Robert Scoble, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to do an open Q-and-A this afternoon at South by Southwest Interactive.

This, of course, would be a follow-up to his Sunday keynote here, which went awry when the audience turned on his interviewer, journalist Sarah Lacy .

I don't have a lot of details, and apparently the open Q-and-A may be going on right now, though Scoble Twittered that he thought it would be at 4:30 p.m. local time.

But for Zuckerberg to make this move would surely go over huge here at SXSWi, where the talk since the keynote Sunday has been about almost nothing but the "train wreck" that was the on-stage discussion.

UPDATE (12:22 PM PDT): Kind of, but not quite. Facebook has planned to hold one of its "Developer Garage" events in conjunction with SXSWi for some time now, and representatives from the company announced on Monday that Zuckerberg would indeed be speaking at the get-together.

It will also, as reported, be at 4:30 PM Central time, but it won't be a massive event. Priority admission, according to Facebook representatives, will be given to those who have already responded to the Developer Garage.

(Editors' note, 1:10 PM PDT: Earlier Monday, Zuckerberg chatted one-on-one with CNET News.com's Caroline McCarthy. An account of that conversation is posted here: " Breaking even with Mark Zuckerberg .")

See more stories in CNET News.com's coverage of SXSWi (click here).

 

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