Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has taken a page from Austin Powers, and tried to appear more personable by having photos taken of himself with his pet.
I personally think putting photos of your kids or current pets online is a bad idea - especially if you are a public or controversial figure. All you're doing is giving predators, adversaries, and stalkers ammunition to use to make your life miserable. Double that if you've ever used that kid's or that pet's name as a password for ANYTHING, much less the site that you just posted the photo on. I have posted photos of my former pets online from time to time, but not while they were alive.
But Zuckerberg has taken the whole showing off your pets thing to a whole new dimension, but giving his its own Facebook page. The above screenshot was captured at 8pm on Monday night, and the page already had over 14K fans, proving that we've all lost our minds. I remember the days when Facebook was only for college students. Then, I remember the days when you had to be using your real name. Now, you apparently don't even have to be human.
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Jennifer Pointer is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.