Now that the Winklevoss twins are no longer pursuing a larger settlement from Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, it’s kind of sad that the limelight fails to grace their identical faces quite as often as it used to. One way that we can keep up with the Winklevii (besides rewatching the Social Network) is through their Twitter accounts – as both Tyler and Cameron are pretty active on the site.
Whether you believe their account of how the whole Facebook thing went down, or you think that they are the world’s all-time best piggybackers, you can’t deny that they played a huge role in the saga that is Facebook. And since Facebook is one of biggest entities in the world, their continuing story remains pretty relevant.
Plus, some of this stuff is gold.
Earlier this year, we saw that Cameron Winklevoss wanted to change his name to Cam Dotcom. Later, we saw that Tyler Winklevoss was a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan. Now, may I present to you without commentary – Tyler Winklevoss and Big Bird:
Not only do we find that gem, but apparently the Winklevii are still commenting on the whole Facebook thing. According to this tweet, their level of honor has some pretty weighty company:
“From Shakespeare to Jefferson to the Winklevoss twins, honor is an enduring ideal.” – Meredith Jung-En Woo (Dean, University of Virginia)
In all seriousness, the Winklevii stand to gain quite a bit of dough from the upcoming Facebook IPO. Part of their settlement included $45 million in stock – stock whose value is about to climb.