The Winklevoss twins are 'assholes' – and former Harvard president Larry Summers would know

by Knowlton Thomas

If The Social Network 2 came out, it would probably be called The Demise of the Winklevoss Twins.

And Larry Summers would have quite the quote in it.

The Winklevi, as Mark Zuckerberg's character so affectionately calls the twins in the Hollywood depiction of Facebook's founding days, have publicly embarrassed themselves through their desparate attempts in the court of law to grab more money from Facebook. But it's been a case of drawing blood from a stone, and everyone is sick of Cameron and Tyler acting as though they really contributed to the creation of Facebook is any meaningful way. (Let's not forget they did win $65 million in a settlement, which was plenty.)

Now, former Harvard University president Larry Summers has come forward to call the Winklevoss twins assholes. Literally.

Larry said in an interview at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference that "one of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole."

And in referring to the Winklevoss twins, Larry clarifies, "This was the latter case."

When will the humiliation end for this blundering duo?

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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