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Twitter Persona Surfaces For Mystery 'Google Barge'

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - Google's mysterious project on a barge off Treasure Island has taken on a life of its own, at least on social media.

A new Twitter presence surfaced Monday, just days after KPIX 5 reported that Google is believed to be building floating structures to market Google Glass — the cutting edge wearable computer that the company has under development.

The unknown Twitter author for @GoogleBarge appears to have adopted a Death Star-like persona for the structure:

Informed sources told KPIX 5 that Google wants to tow the Treasure Island barge to a dock at Fort Mason in San Francisco's Marina District, where it would open to the public as a Google Glass marketing center.

Monday, KPIX 5 reported the tech giant may be building similar floating structures outside of the Bay Area.

Work on the San Francisco bay barge seems to have halted, possibly due to permitting issues. However, the barge's tweets give no indication of a stopping before attaining world domination:

Google, for its part, maintained silence on the matter.

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