Rupert Murdoch Congratulates Zuckerberg on IPO

By: Mike Fossum - May 21, 2012

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch congratulated Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s IPO, and urged him to continue working. Murdoch, who in the past lamented a lack of civility on Twitter, still takes to the platform to project his varied musings. Here he wishes Zuckerberg happiness:

Warm congrats to Mark Zuckerberg. Much happiness, but don’t stop working!
21 hours ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto
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Of course, many Twitterers chimed in. Below are some tweets worthy of note:

@rupertmurdoch if he keeps working this Facebook thing might become as successful as Myspace!
21 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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This user, likely aware of Facebook’s possible issue with monetizing effective ad content, especially for mobile, alludes to the social network possibly devolving into Myspace. Though Zuckerberg has pointed out that Facebook’s mobile app is the number one priority for 2012, and might even write some of the code himself regarding any alterations. And another comments on Facebook’s possible ad problem:

@rupertmurdoch How will Facebook provide value for shareholders when almost nobody pays attention to the ads, it’s main revenue?
21 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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This user doesn’t like Murdoch:

@rupertmurdoch can you not crawl back under your stone ! Your not fit to use twitter ! Corrupt father & son & @alexsalmond!
20 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto
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And, just after Zuckerberg’s marriage was announced, the user below urges him to not allow his “ruddy” wife to get in the way:

@rupertmurdoch yeah dont let that ruddy wife get in the way eh!!!
21 hours ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto
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Zuckerberg, just after filing the IPO, married Priscilla Chan in a surprise ceremony.

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