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Bush on Facebook

Nov. 30, 2010

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Former President George W. Bush, whose book, "Decision Points," was released earlier this month, visited Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., fielding questions from Zuckerberg, Facebook employees and those watching online during the broadcast on the company's streaming video channel.

As the discussion started, Zuckerberg asked Bush why he decided to appear on Facebook. Bush quipped: "Because you've got a lot of people paying attention to us, and I'm trying to sell books."

He then told Zuckerberg that he loves entrepreneurship and a country that could help make someone like Zuckerberg able to realize his dream and, in turn, create jobs for many people.

Halfway through the chat, the screen indicated that about 6,500 people were watching online.