Bill Gates Quits Facebook: 'Too Many Friends'

I guess a person really can have too many friends.

Such was the reason Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates gave for having to quit the social networking site Facebook.

Makes one wonder if all these people wanted his friendship, or his money.

As reported by AFP Saturday (h/t Rachel Alexander):

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he was forced to give up on the social networking phenomenon Facebook after too many people wanted to be his friend.

Gates, the billionaire computer geek-turned-philanthropist who was honoured Saturday by India for his charity work, told an audience in New Delhi he had tried out Facebook but ended up with "10,000 people wanting to be my friends".

Gates, who remains Microsoft chairman, said he had trouble figuring out whether he "knew this person, did I not know this person".

"It was just way too much trouble so I gave it up," Gates told the business forum.

Hmmm. Interesting problem to have, wouldn't you agree?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.