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Facebook Founder Unmasked on Twitter

Exec looks to Twitter as model for facebook changes
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2009 7:48 AM CDT
Facebook Founder Unmasked on Twitter
A sample home page featuring Facebook's new design changes. The site is revamping its homepage and plans other changes so its users can more easily choose the types of information they see.    (AP Photo/Facebook)

(Newser) – 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."

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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.)

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