It looks like Facebook's very own Mark Zuckerberg was among the cream of the technology crop that was granted access to the new Google + service. Only a select few of technology high flyers (ahem Pocket-lint) are yet able to get their mits on the Google + setup.

Currently three suspect Mark Zuckerberg profiles exist on the Google + network. Two have been dismissed as fake, one however seems highly plausible. 

A technology blogger , Robert Scoble, contacted Zuckerberg to try and confirm it was him. He then tweeted "Name drop moment. Zuckerberg just texted me back. Says "Why are people so surprised that I'd have a Google account?"

Looks like Zuckerberg has pretty much gone and confirmed it then...Circles on his profile also connect him with other Facebook employees. The grainy mobile phone style profile picture which has not been seen elsewhere also adds to the likelihood it is real. 

Google + if it takes off could be a major threat to Facebook's social networking dominance. The company has long dominated the search engine market and has become the most popular smartphone operating system provider with Android. They have however never quite got things right on the social networking front. 


According to website, Zuckerberg is ahead of Google's own Larry Page in terms of popularity on the service...

Did someone say ironic?

Facebook? Or is Zuckerberg doing the right thing moving to Google +??

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.