Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The accidental billionaires: sex, money, betrayal and the founding of facebook

By: Mezrich, Ben.
Publisher: London Arrow Books 2010Edition: 1st edition.Description: viii, 260 p.ISBN: 9780099551232.Subject(s): Zuckerberg, Mark, 1984- | Saverin, Eduardo | Facebook (Firm) | Facebook (Electronic resource) | Webmasters - United States - Biography | College students - United States - Biography | Businesspeople - United States - Biography | Online social networksDDC classification: 338.761 Summary: Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - 'The Facebook' - and watched as it spread like a wildfire across campuses around the country, along with their popularity. Yet amidst the dizzying levels of cash and glamour, as silicon valley, venture capitalists and reams of girls beckoned, the first cracks in their friendship started to appear, and what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together - but its very success tore two best friends apart.
List(s) this item appears in: Movies based on Novels (Hollywood) | VR_Movies TV Series_2017 | VR_Movies based on Novels (Hollywood)_2018
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Item location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
Slot 945 (0 Floor, East Wing) Non-fiction 338.761 M3A2 (Browse shelf) Available 179590

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - 'The Facebook' - and watched as it spread like a wildfire across campuses around the country, along with their popularity.

Yet amidst the dizzying levels of cash and glamour, as silicon valley, venture capitalists and reams of girls beckoned, the first cracks in their friendship started to appear, and what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together - but its very success tore two best friends apart.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha