Is there such a thing as being too popular
? Having too many friends? If
you're Bill Gates
, we guess the answer is "yes." The famed Microsoft
co-founder has recently admitted to giving up Facebook
after "too many"
people wanted to befriend him. Of course, we find it kind of silly that
Mr. Gates expected anything other than an onslaught of friend requests,
but we digress.
The face of Microsoft recently told an audience in India that he gave
Facebook a shot but ended up throwing his hands in the air after
"10,000 people" attempted to become one of his online friends. The
issue? He had trouble figuring out if he knew the people that were
hitting him up for friendship, and he noted that the whole process was
"just way too much trouble."
Wilder still, Gates told his onlookers that he wasn't "that big at text
messaging" and that he wasn't "a 24 hour a day tech person." So, wait
just a second--Gates developed what would become Windows
, the world's
largest and most pervasive operating system, yet he isn't a techie
every second of his life? The shock! The horror!
He finished up by suggesting that information technology could be
"hugely beneficial," but he did state that "these tools of tech waste
our time if we're not careful." Facebook
is a waste of time, huh Gates?
So, what exactly would you call Windows Vista and Windows ME?