The business and culture of our digital lives,
from the L.A. Times

« Previous Post | Technology Home | Next Post »

Is Mark Zuckerberg trying out Google+, Facebook's latest rival?

June 30, 2011 |  5:37 pm


Is Mark Zuckerberg trying out Google+, or is someone posing as the Facebook co-founder and chief executive?

Facebook, the world's most popular social network that Google is looking to dethrone with Google+, didn't return requests to confirm whether "the Zuck" is really giving his latest rival a spin or not.

But, so far, the Zuckerberg page doesn't seem to have a lot going on.

No posts, no photos other than a profile picture, no videos and nothing buzzed. The "introduction" on the profile page says simply "I make things" and lists "places lived" as Palo Alto, where Facebook has its headquarters.

As noted by Forbes magazine, which was among the first to report the apparent Zuckerberg Google+ page, the Zuck isn't smiling on Google+, as he is in the profile photo adorning his official Facebook page.

Maybe he doesn't like what he sees?


Google+ invites halted due to 'insane demand'

Google takes on Facebook with new social networking service Google+

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook to 'launch something awesome' next week

-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Image: A screen shot of a Google+ page that, according to the page, belongs to Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Google