Recently Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed what most of us already knew: he has a secret Twitter account. The revelation arrived while speaking in Kiev, Ukraine after a member of the audience asked when he planned to start tweeting.
"I have a Twitter account," he answered. "I'm just very private about who I really am on Twitter."
To prove his point, Ballmer whipped out his Windows Phone 7 device and updated Twitter with "I love kpi," his third entry since the account was activated over a year ago.
KPI stands for Kiev Polytechnic Institute, the site where he made his speech.
"All right," Ballmer confirmed after putting away the device. "I love KPI. Now you know how to find me on Twitter."
He then seemingly realized that the entry may cause some confusion back home in the States. "I should have written Kiev Polytechnic because most people in the U.S. will think KPI means I love key performance indicators," he added. "But you know the truth. Steve B. Microsoft up on Twitter."
Sure enough, @stevebmicrosoft shows the "I love kpi" entry dated for November 5, however the account hasn't been verified.
The first tweet dates back to April 2009 and reads "Russia here we go," pointing to Ballmer's tour of Russia and Poland between April 20 and April 24 2009. The second tweet didn't take place until Ballmer went to the Ukraine to give his speech last week, and the last one summarizes the day's events.
Currently the account has 3,082 followers and is climbing steadily as news of Ballmer's presence on Twitter circulates. Ballmer is only following four people as of this writing, and doesn't include Bill Gates.