Google CEO Gets a Twitter Handle on @ericschmidt

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The blogosphere yesterday was abuzz that Google CEO Eric Schmidt had started tweeting. He posted a tweet promoting his op-ed in The Wall Street Journal and an appearance on CNN’s GPS using his Twitter handle @eschmidt0. Apparently, the guys from Twitter noticed and gave him his real ID.

This morning he’s tweeting from a verified account: @ericschmidt. Well, if you can’t get your real name as a handle on Twitter, then what’s the point of being the CEO of the borg? You can follow him, but I don’t expect him to say anything much. More importantly, does this mean Twitter gets a premium when Google decides to buy it?