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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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April 30, 2009

Faking It on Facebook

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Posted by Derek

I have no Facebook presence to speak of (for better or worse), but if you do, and if you're involved in the pharma/biotech area, you might want to check out this report. Someone (or some group) has been setting up a whole network of fake identities there, and you have to wonder just what the motive is. Nature News has more.

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1. anon the II on April 30, 2009 12:36 PM writes...

Saw something similar on Linked In.

http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=16714919&authToken=Jxga&authType=name&trk=ape_f000001a

Pharmagossip mentioned this one.

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2. Jeremiah on April 30, 2009 1:21 PM writes...

Sounds like a good reason to set up your own facebook account before someone sets it up for you...

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3. startup on April 30, 2009 3:10 PM writes...

I imagine the motive is not that different from that of Nature News. To "log in or make a payment".

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4. anonymous on April 30, 2009 10:00 PM writes...

Maybe the perpetrator works at Sequenom. Check out this story:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/30499682/

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5. RB Woodweird on May 1, 2009 10:29 AM writes...

I know just how these guys feel! That damn "EJ Kory" I friended wasn't the real deal at all.

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6. Jim Edwards on May 1, 2009 4:01 PM writes...

Hey Derek,

Thanks for the note. If any of your readers are victims of the Facebook Faker, I'd love to hear from them.

Jim Edwards, BNET.

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