Jan. 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM ET
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page was the source of a bizarre message earlier today, reports TechCrunch. In a post that starts with "Let the hacking begin," fake Zuck made a plea to forget about banks and instead let "users invest in Facebook in a social way." The post cited microcredit pioneer Mohammed Yunus, and linked to a Wikipedia entry for "social business."
How do we know it was fake? I mean, besides the bevy of typos and the whole turning-the-massively-profitable-company-into-a-social-enterprise thing? The message was pulled by Facebook quickly. Though not too quickly that 1,803 Facebookers couldn't "like" the hacktivist's message. And 438 shared their own comments. We've sent a note to Facebook, and await their final word on the subject.
In all, the message itself was fairly harmless, but what does it say about Facebook when its founder's page gets hacked? Let's face it, we weren't exactly all about trusting Facebookbefore we saw how easily it could be hacked. Sure, many of us are so hooked we bring it to the bathroom with us, but still!