the Fake Mark Zuckerberg?

Those of us who made it into the Google+ beta before they shut down invites (or got hacked into it afterwards) had a good laugh when we discovered that Zuckerberg was in the beta.

There was instant doubt.  Is it really him?

I think it is – I mean, why wouldn’t he?  If I were him I’d be in the beta.  But I think it’s interesting that the reaction is immediate suspicion of identity.  “Fake until proven real” seems to be the rule for folks who spend a lot of cycles on social media.

Sadly, “real until proven fake” seems to be the starting point for everyone else.