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Facebook Is Blue Because Mark Zuckerberg Is Colorblind

The CEO explained the site's color scheme on Russian television



    Facebook Is Blue Because Mark Zuckerberg Is Colorblind
    Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, is interviewed on a Russian late-night television program.

    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg showed up on Russian late-night television talking about his latest meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and why he chose blue for Facebook.

    Zuckerberg's remarks in English were translated to Russian by a female voice-over, according to CNET. "It was a lot of fun. We had an interesting conversation," he said of Medvedev. "He's very supportive of developing the technology industry here in Russia. We're really excited about this too. A lot of what I came here to do is talk to developers and engineers and entrepreneurs who are going to build stuff using Facebook and build a lot of new Russian companies."

    Zuckerberg also opened up about his life, saying the reason why he wears so many T-shirts is because he was forced to wear a boarding school uniform for so long. He also explained why he chose Facebook's blue color scheme.

    "I'm colorblind. Blue is the color I see best," he said.

    The interview gave the public a glimpse of the private Zuckerberg. It's somehow a little appealing that billionaire Zuckerberg has a weakness — colorblindness — that makes him a little more human. However, the knowledge that he went to boarding school makes him a little less approachable.