Facebook founder and tech wiz Mark Zuckerberg has been secretly keeping an account on rival Twitter, VentureBeat reports. Zuckerberg has had a private site on Twitter at @zuck since last May, but recently opened a Twitter account at finkd that allows users to follow him publicly. Maybe Zuckerberg has taken to heart an observation by Twitter's CEO that "living a bit more publicly can have powerful positive effects."
Zuckerberg's fascination with Twitter dates back to Facebook's failed attempt to buy the upstart social networking service for $500 million last year. Now, with Twitter's success booming, Facebook is looking to it as a model for upcoming changes. Facebook announced last week that its redesign will focus on real-time information sharing. (Read more Facebook stories.)