Jack Dorsey mocks Mark Zuckerberg over comparison to 'Lord of the Rings' character

The Facebook founder revealed his workplace nickname during an interview with podcaster Tim Ferriss


                            Jack Dorsey mocks Mark Zuckerberg over comparison to 'Lord of the Rings' character
Jack Dorsey thinks Zuckerberg's nickname 'Eye of Sauron' makes sense (David Becker/ Drew Angerer/ Getty Images/ lordoftheringfandom.com)
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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made fun of fellow tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg after the Meta CEO said that employees at his company "lovingly" referred to him as 'the Eye of Sauron'. Sauron is an evil Dark Lord from JRR Tolkien’s trilogy 'The Lord of the Rings'.

The Facebook founder revealed his workplace nickname during an interview with podcaster Tim Ferriss. Ferriss asked Zuckerberg how he divides his energy in the workplace while being inundated with information. The Meta CEO replied, "Maybe I’m not strong-willed enough or calm enough to do just straight-up meditation." He added, "I actually need to put myself in a situation where it’s difficult to not focus on that thing."

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He continued, "Some of the folks I work with at the company — they say this lovingly — but I think that they sometimes refer to my attention as the Eye of Sauron [...] You have this unending amount of energy to go work on something, and if you point that at any given team, you will just burn them."

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Upon reading about Zuckerberg's nickname, former Twitter CEO Dorsey replied to a post on Twitter: "Makes sense."

Sauron is an evil Dark Lord who seeks to exert total power over Middle-earth and the 'Eye' is a manifestation of the character. The news site Mediaite cited a passage written by Tolkien in 'The Silmarillion' - a prequel to 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.

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"Sauron had become a sorcerer of dreadful power, master of shadows and of phantoms, foul in wisdom, cruel in strength, misshaping what he touched, twisting what he ruled, lord of werewolves; his dominion was torment," Tolkien wrote.

Following Dorsey's mockery, trolls started ripping Zuckerberg online. One Twitter user seemed in agreement with Dorsey's opinion and wrote, "He really looks like the guy". Another user sarcastically commented “Lovingly” on Zuckerberg's interview article. One user wrote in jest, "My employees refer to me as “the evillest villain” and they lovingly try to kill me constantly." Another wrote, "Funny thing is, I don't think he realizes it."

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