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Bill Gates is deleting, or at least disabling, the Facebook account he set up before investing in the company.

Gates, who retires from Microsoft in July this year, was apparently spending up to half an hour a day poking his mates and playing Scrabulous. But it is not evidence of the fading attraction of social networking - in fact Bill's page is just too social.

He started getting up to 8,000 friend requests a day and finding strange fan sites about himself, according to the Sun.

The paper said the page was getting too much attention, so Bill had to remove it.

Still, we're sure he can find something else to keep him busy once work at Microsoft stops in July. ®

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