The hoodie-wearing CEO is scheduled to speakat the TechCrunch conference in San Francisco. His comments will be a rare break in the dearth of public information since the social-network giant's initial public offeringof stock in May.
"He's retreated into his shell," says Francis Gaskins of IPOdesktop.com. "He has to be out there and be visible."
It's not just the scarcity of information since the IPO making investors eager to hear Zuckerberg's comments. There also has been a lot of news weighing hard on the stock. The shares, which went public at $38, closed at $18.81 Monday for a loss of more than 50% from the IPO. The negative news has included: