Monday, January 10, 2011

How Facebook Started

I just came across amusing story on how Facebook started.Apparently, it started when facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was a student in Harvard.One night he had a crazy idea, and he broke into the school computers and basically got pictures, and details of the students there. He then used the data to build a website called Facemash. Basically, what it did was it put the faces of two classmates in the site, then asked people to vote for who had a more attractive face. This was in 2003, which kind of reminds us how the new Facebook is.Obviously some students, mostly women, protested and the school had to shut down the website, and charged Mark with violating copyright and security policies. This was probably how facebook's seeds got sown.

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