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Microsoft On Facebook: 17,802 Strong

ray-ozzie-on-facebook.jpgMicrosoft has a giant presence on Facebook, with over 17,000 employees (out of 70,000 worldwide) joining their Facebook network. Since you need a Microsoft email address to get it, it’s highly unlikely these are anything but real Microsofties, and the large number means Facebook is becoming a pretty important means of communication inside MS.

You’ll be able to find the real profile of Bill Gates in there, and discover that he has only 57 friends, while Ray Ozzie has 105 friends, including Mike Arrington, Steve Ballmer, Don Box, Joanne Bradford, Steve Case, Steve Chen, Anil Dash, Gary Flake, Steven Levy of Newsweek, Dare Obasanjo, Jeff Sandquist, Robert Scoble, and Mark Zuckerberg. Weird that out of all those people, Gates is only friends with Ozzie and Sinofsky. Bill, it’s Facebook! Start being more friendly!

Ray Ozzie’s profile picture, shown above, is very cool.
(via Sean)

July 24th, 2007 Posted by | Corporate | 2 comments

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  1. Hi,
    I do research on the topic ‘web 2.0 and its influence on corporate culture’ for an academic paper and it would be great if you´d support me on my survey. It will only take you 10 minutes and the survey is anonymously. It would also be great if you could forward the following link to Microsoft employees:

    Thank you very much for your support.

    Comment by Peggy | July 24, 2007

  2. Whoa, time to add Bill Gates.

    And anyways, I just got a pop-up too. I’m sure it’s not adware on our ends; some advertiser is playing dirty on your end… :(

    Comment by Albert | July 24, 2007

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