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Mark Zuckerberg Has a New Puli
Beast has his own Facebook profile

The CEO and founder of Facebook has a new buddy—Mark Zuckerberg brought home a Puli this past weekend. The new pup is named Beast and has his own Facebook page. Beast has more than 23,000 fans already, with more being added every hour.


Beast’s Facebook page tells us that he likes “cuddling, loving and eating” and that though he was born in Grants Pass, Ore., he is a type of Hungarian Sheepdog. He has recently learned to climb the stairs.
Press reports have ranged from congratulatory to cynical, suggesting that Zuckerberg only got a dog to soften his public image. Photos of Beast with Zuckerberg and his girlfriend show him to be fluffy and photogenic and suggest that Beast is receiving a lot of loving and attention.


Karen B. London, PhD, is a Bark columnist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in the domestic dog.

Photo from Beast's Facebook album, "Moving to Palo Alto."

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Submitted by Anonymous | March 8 2011 |

I'm glad that Mark got this adorable dog. Unfortunately, he bought the cutie from a breeder instead of adopting one from a rescue or a shelter. :-(

Submitted by Anonymous | March 11 2011 |

So true!

Submitted by Ralphies Mom | March 8 2011 |

Oh how cute, look at that face! have fun with your pup.

Submitted by Shaman Tito | March 11 2011 |

By the way, Facebook’s Real Name Policy Boots Chinese Blogger
Posted by Gregory Pleshaw on March 9th, 2011 11:30 AM

Facebook pulled the page of Chinese dissident blogger and journalist Zhao Jing because he posted under an alias, Michael Anti, violating the site’s rules. But he thinks this violates his right to express himself on the site.

Facebook company officials told him he must use the name listed on his government ID, as part of the company’s policy that no pseudonyms are permitted on the popular social networking site. However, Jing claims that he is well known as Michael Anti, and that in denying him access to his profile, Facebook is also denying him access to nearly a thousand Chinese academics, professionals and friends who rely on his online commentary.

Anti, a journalist who has won fellowships at both Harvard and Cambridge University, said the policy prevents journalists who need to operate under pseudonyms the ability to propagate views that are unpopular with the governments of the nations they are criticizing. According to Zhao, there is a tradition of Chinese writers with anti-governmental views to take on pen names to avoid governmental and police prosecution. Dissidents around the world have taken issue with Facebook’s policy in the past.

Moreover, ironically Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of social networking site Facebook, itself uses a pseudonym (Zuck) on his Facebook page! Find the error guys?!

See www.facebook.com/zuck

I forgot. In recent days I have a new Facebook friend. His nickname is Beast. Do you think Facebook will close Beast’page because of his dark policy of real name? ... Of course NOT, never, because my friend Beast is the dog of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking site Facebook ...

See www.facebook.com/beast.the.dog?sk=wall

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