With Google+ being described as the Facebook killer, it may surprise everyone that Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed user on the social networking site.
Ever since the beta launch of Google+ last week, a number of Zuckerberg profiles were seen. The last remaining profile is reportedly owned by the real Mark Zuckerberg, and it is the most ‘circled’ profile, according to reports.
His page was later confirmed by a tweet from blogger Robert Scoble, which says “Zuckerberg just texted me back. Says ‘Why are people so surprised that I’d have a Google account?'”
According to Google+’s Social Statistics, Zuckerberg grabs the top spot with 44,871 followers, with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the second and third spot with 30,271 and 23,426 followers. Surprisingly, Tom Anderson of Myspace, who say’s “Enjoying being retired,” is at the 14th spot with 6,734 followers.
The creator of Google+ Statistics, Boris Veldhuijzen, said that “He [Zuckerberg] has the most friends in the world, they made a movie about him, and he is more handsome than the Larry and Sergey.”
Aside from Zuckerberg’s gender (male), location (Palo Alto) and introduction (“I make things”), everything in the profile is hidden. The only thing the world can see is a webcam shot of him that looks unimpressed while checking out the competition.
Google+ is the new social networking site by Google that aims to take on Facebook, which is used by around 700 million people worldwide. The site is still in its beta release.