Muckety
 
 
 
 
 

Rolling Stone replows old ground on Zuckerberg, Facebook

By Gary Jacobson

June 18, 2008 at 4:20pm

Don’t bother reading the Rolling Stone story (dated June 26) on Mark Zuckerberg and “The Battle for Facebook.” It has been done before. And better.

Late last year, 02138, the magazine for Harvard alums, published a long story by Luke O’Brien about whether Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook, based in part on the legal challenges from the founders of ConnectU, a rival social networking firm.

The documents O’Brien found in court records are still posted after 02138 successfully fought a legal challenge from Zuckerberg.

Claire Hoffman, the author of the Rolling Stone piece, doesn’t acknowledge O’Brien’s heavy lifting. But give her credit for a couple of interesting observations:

At one point she calls Zuckerberg “a Nietzschean superdork for the digital age.” Near the end, she sums up: “And the fact that many consider Zuckerberg a grade-A asshole doesn’t mean he did anything illegal.”

Follow Muckety on Twitter Tweet This! Share on Facebook

Click here to sign up for the Muckety Newsletter

 Read related stories: Business · Internet · Media · Technology  

0 Comments

  • There are no comments yet, be the first by filling in the form below.

Leave a Comment

The relationship map to the left is interactive.
• Solid lines are current relations. Dotted lines are former relations.
• Expand items with + signs by double-clicking or by selecting multiple items in the map and pressing the "e" key.
• Move an item in the map by clicking and dragging.
• You can also delete items, separate boxes and save maps. Right-click on the map or select Map Tools for these options.
• Find out more about an item in the map by right-clicking on the item and choosing Information about...
• View map color key.
• This interactive map requires Flash player.


Become a fan of Muckety on Facebook

  • Search for stories
      
    Special Features

Follow Muckety on Twitter Follow Muckety on Twitter
Muckety has no direct connection to most of the people or organizations listed on these pages.
We are unable to forward personal messages or provide personal contact information.
We make every effort at Muckety to ensure that our data is correct and timely. However, relationships are in constant flux and we cannot guarantee accuracy. If you come across incorrect or outdated information, please let us know by email.
© 2017 Muckety LLC