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Social Media Today: Log Cabins, New Billionaires, Drones

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Twitter’s getting cabin fever

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Twitter’s employees will soon be logging out. The social network will be adding two log cabins to its headquarters in San Francisco.

The Marin Independent Journal reports a pair of log cabins from the late 1800’s will serve as dining rooms. The cabins were salvaged from ranches in Montana and sold to the owner of an architectural firm helping to refurbish Twitter, Inc.’s headquarters.

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Facebook help makes two new billionaires 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

The cofounders of WhatsApp have made Forbes annual billionaires list thanks to its recent deal with Facebook. According to Forbes, Jan Koum will be worth $6.8 million and Brian Actin $3 billion.

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Facebook looking to buy drone company 

MENLO PARK, CA - FEBRUARY 01: A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California.  (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MENLO PARK, CA – FEBRUARY 01: A sign with the ‘like’ symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire a drone company for its internet.org initiative.

According to TechCrunch, the initiative would reportedly start in Africa and the drones would act as “atmospheric satellites” that could provide internet access. The drones could also stay in the air for five years without needing to land or refuel.

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