As I look into the technology, the science, and the philosophy behind it, it does make a lot of sense.
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It's intriguing that Facebook is now looking at crypto, and Zuckerberg is now looking at doing his own. They are locked in this Shakespearean battle, and have been from the very beginning. Will Zuckerberg win in the end again? In general, has your opinion of Facebook changed in the last 10 years?
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I think we got the Winklevoss twins wrong, but we got Zuckerberg exactly right. The way Zuckerberg has dropped friends and business partners along the way. His thoughts on privacy—the idea that he really wants to take away our privacy. And if you look at those I.
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Late one night after a date gone bad, Zuckerberg made a website, FaceMash, which allowed his fellow Harvard students to compare female classmates based on photos he pulled from various dorm registries. The twins were building their own social website, HarvardConnection, which later morphed into ConnectU, and were in the market for a coder. They reached out to Zuckerberg, who readily agreed to work for them.
Weeks later, in February of , after stalling Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss with a series of emails claiming he was too busy with classwork to finish their coding, Zuckerberg launched TheFacebook. Zuckerberg ended up in California, where he met up with Sean Parker—and Eduardo Saverin, too, quickly found himself cut out of the story, his name erased from the Facebook masthead, his shares in the company diluted away.
But the personal, dorm-room story was only one component of a much larger drama, still being played out on a global scale. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart.
The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost—and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. He is a columnist for Boston Common and a contributor for Flush magazine.
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