April 01, 2011, 11:17 AM — In a surprise announcement, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has indicated his intention to leave the world’s biggest social network at the end of this year.
“It’s really a combination of things – the constant battles over user privacy, the notoriety from that movie [The Social Network], the pressure from outside investors to hire professional management – they all add up,” said one source who requested anonymity. “You have to remember that most kids his age are still working at Starbucks.”
Apparently, rumors about Zuckerberg’s intention to leave began after a recent meeting of Facebook’s executive council. When VP Chris Cox asked him about his future plans, Zuckerberg reportedly said, “I’m outta here.”
According to inside sources, Zuckerberg has fallen under the influence of an Eastern mystic named S. Al-Sala-mi, who advises a lifestyle of strict asceticism and meditative solitude. Al-Sala-mi has been urging America’s second youngest billionaire to abandon his wealth and his Facebook friends, and undertake a vow of anti-social behavior.
Facebook did not respond to requests for comment.
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