Who Invented Facebook…And Who Cares?
Aaron Greenspan is so important that at age 24, he has already written an autobiography. In it, he explains how he - not Mark Zuckerberg or the ConnectU founders - was the original creator of Facebook, a site now worth many billions of dollars. “This book is partly a search for justice”, he writes of his struggle...Greenspan has yet to find a publisher for his autobiography.I loved this updated piece on the drawn-out Facebook saga from Mashable:
It began back in 1997, years before Zuckerberg even considered his Facebook project. I was considering a way to include high school or college photographs in a printed book, and came up with a concept I called Faces Book. Now that may sound a little similar to the “yearbooks” that existed at the time, but this had a totally different name. And notice how similar that name is to what Zuckerberg would later develop!
Now I didn’t actually produce this Faces Book, just thought about it, but I just created the image above to show what it would have looked like. Another startling fact: I had considered letting people write sentiments on each other’s Faces Books - pretty similar to “The Wall”, don’t you think? Since two people never think of the same idea at a similar time, I can only conclude that Zuckerberg used a mind-reading contraption to literally steal the idea from my brain. This will be the basis of my $1 billion lawsuit to be filed later this month.