Lifestyle Magazine

Facebook Ftw! ( History Decoded! )

By Shivam Ralli @shivamralli167
Facebook, now the most popular social networking site, was an instant hit when it was released as [thefacebook] back in February 4, 2004. This site faced disputes and controversies from the week it was launched. Only in 6 days, three Harvard seniors – Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra accused Mark Zuckerberg of intentionally misleading them into believing he would help them build a social network called (now ConnectU). This bloomed into a full-fledged lawsuit and sued Mark and Facebook for theft and fraud, starting a legal odyssey that settled in 2008.The lawyers for the Winklevosses suggested that the hard drive from Mark Zuckerberg’s computer at Harvard might contain evidence of Mark’s fraud. Fortunately, the judge in the case refused to do so and instead deferred to another judge who went on to approve the settlement.

Facebook ftw! ( History decoded! )

Know The History!

Unfortunately, since the contents of Mark’s hard drive had not been made public, no one had the answers. But, I have some.Mark had received 16 emails from the clients(Winklevosses). In the first fifteen he didn’t raise any concerns and in the 16th email he raised concerns about site’s (ConnectU) functionality. This all took place within 6 weeks, in which the clients had no idea that this guy was not building their site, and soon after which Mark launched [thefacebook]. Mark had looked through their code, had met them three times and to their surprise their appeared a “Mark Zuckerburg production” on every damn page (Yes I mean it).Well, Eduardo Saverin (C.F.O of [thefacebook]) also had filed a 600 million lawsuit on Mark. Why? Because his shares had been diluted from 30% to 0.3%. Zuckerberg is a genius, wise, clever and not to mention the youngest billionaire. He believes in innovative ideas and yes hard work too. He used to get wired in (non- stop coding without breaks) for more than 18 hours and sometimes even 35 hours. This is the recipe of Facebook - Innovation + ‘Wired in sessions’ of its employees.I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”// Mark had “I am the CEO, bitch.”-  printed in his business card for the first three years//The pirates of Silicon Valley don’t just make a company, they start a revolution.    "My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don't care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being 'just' a company means to me is building something that actually makes a really big change in the world."Some people call Mark a traitor but maybe they don’t know that -  ‘You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies’
 By Aman!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Kotte Kadubu: a Symbol of Tradition Wrapped in Moulds of Faith

    Kotte Kadubu: Symbol Tradition Wrapped Moulds Faith

    Having celebrated Ganesh Chathurthi last week with all the religious fervour, this post is a look at one of the traditions followed each year on the day of the... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Rashmi Gopal Rao
  • Mintd Box + Oskia London

    Mintd Oskia London

    What happens when a luxury beauty box joins forces with a very famous skincare brand? This month's box is what! This September, Mintd Box have collaborated... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Kellilash
  • North American T-6D Texan/Harvard

    North American T-6D Texan/Harvard

    @ Madras, OR August 2015 First flown in 1935, more than 15,000 of these iconic warbirds were produced and served in air forces around the world as late as 1995. Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Htam
  • The 2-week Keto Challenge: “I’m Amazed at How Satisfied I Feel”

    2-week Keto Challenge: “I’m Amazed Satisfied Feel”

    Over people have signed up for our free two-week keto low-carb challenge. You'll get free guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and troubleshooting... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • My Journey to Becoming a Special Education Teacher

    Journey Becoming Special Education Teacher

    Allyson Schwartzman at her graduation from Hofstra University School of Education.By Allyson SchwartzmanWhen I was graduating from elementary school, someone... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Autismsciencefoundation
  • 7 Tips For Building The Right People Relationships

    Tips Building Right People Relationships

    In big business, as well as startups, I have found that your effectiveness can be highly correlated to your ability to build and maintain people relationships,... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
  • Keto News Highlights: Teicholz, PURE and Kerrygold

    Keto News Highlights: Teicholz, PURE Kerrygold

    This week, we summarize the top five news articles and studies in the low-carb realm, plus some success stories. The Wall Street Journal runs an op-ed... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor