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…Facebook has been poked?

Facebook Files

As Facebook battles to turn Beacon into a legitimate service, Mark Zuckerberg is in a battle of his own against the founders of ConnectU, who claim that Zuck’ stole the idea for Facebook from them, and that he owes them at least part of the $15 Billion the company is worth (on paper).

As part of the lawsuit, many of Zuckerberg’s personal papers have become public domain, including his Harvard Application, his online diary, Facebook’s statement of cash flows for 2005, and a letter that documents the damage Mark did to a sublet in 2004.

02138 has been kind enough to post these “Facebook Files”, along with a great piece on the whole story called “Poking Facebook” that delves into the history of the lawsuit, as well as the history of Mark himself.

It all plays out like a movie, and depending on the outcome of this whole thing, I wouldn’t be surprised if a film or two were made that recreates all this, so read up now for an advanced screening.

Poke.

[02138 – Poking Facebook]

[02138 – The Facebook Files]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Paris Exposed?

Paris Exposed

Though I’m not surprised by the existence of ParisExposed.com, I am surprised by the extent of ParisExposed.com. The story behind the site goes like this:

  • Paris rented out a 6,000 square foot storage unit to house all of her personal possessions.
  • Paris forgot to pay the $208 bill.
  • The storage unit was auctioned off.
  • Someone bought it, sold the stuff inside for millions to ParisExposed.com.
  • History.

The site is a literal database of anything and everything Paris Hilton. It features:

  • Britney Spears memorabilia.
  • Nick Carter love notes.
  • Recorded phone calls.
  • Her phone book with thousands of celebrity phone numbers.
  • A Girls Gone Wild session with Joe Francias.
  • Lots of drug use.
  • Video diaries.
  • More Paris sex tapes.
  • Receipts, medical records, bank statements, fan mail, cards, to do lists.
  • Much more.

Though I’m sure there’s some juicy stuff in there, I almost feel bad for her. Almost. If you’re willing to put down the $39.97 required for one month of access, Paris’s world is your oyster, though you’ll have to check your conscience at the door.

[Paris Exposed]

…Robert Shields loved writing in his diary?

Diary

Robert Shields was a little eccentric when it came to his diary. Only a stroke could eventually stop Rob from recording everything that he did, every five minutes. His diary, at 35 million words, is believed to be the world’s longest. Rob was obsessed with documenting every part of his day. He would sleep for no more than two hours at a time so that he could record his dreams, and would spend at least four hours each day writing in his diary. In his own words, he recorded “everything I do, everything I eat, everything I wear, everything I read, everywhere I go, everything I think or dream…just everything”. Robert Shields: The definition of dedication.

[Robert Shields]

[Via: Neatorama]