Apparently it is possible to share too much on Facebook, even if your name is Mark Zuckerberg -- because it seems somebody inadvertently shared the details of how to gain administrative access to his Facebook fan page.
Otherwise, how does one explain the following status update, which appeared on facebook.com/markzuckerberg yesterday?
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Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a 'social business' the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? #hackercup2011
(TechCrunch managed to snap a screenshot of the fan page before Facebook took it down. I'd show it here, only the comments appended to the update are too potty-mouthed for the delicate sensibilities of Cringeville residents.)
It's a classic modern conundrum: Someone who's savvy enough to hack into Zuck's fan page, but too stupid to understand that it's the Nobel Prize, not Price.
Apparently this update was a big hit with the Zuckerati; some 1,803 Facebook users "liked" the post and another 438 commented on it before Facebook managed to wipe the page from existence. Unfortunately, aside from the potty mouths, we may never know how they felt about the notion of turning Facebook into a "social business," -- that is, "a non-loss, non-dividend company designed to address a social objective," per Wikipedia.
Interestingly, Zuckerberg's personal Facebook page appears unscathed. That means either a) Zuck's fan page is maintained by some other user, b) the hacker gained access in a way other than brute forcing (or guessing) the password, or c) the hacker didn't have time to attack Zuck's page, or d) the hacker didn't care.
There's also e) the hacker thought he had hacked Zuck's main page. In any case, he or she seems unlikely to win any Nobel Prices.