Files Chapter 11

Hit by accounting problems and a drop in sales it attributes to the popularity of low-carb diets Interstate Bakeries files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, and says it intends to continue normal operations. The company stayed in bankruptcy for more than four years, a long stretch for court-sheltered reorganization.

Zuckerberg hacks into ConnectU

Zuckerberg hacks into ConnectU’s site and makes changes to multiple user profiles, including makeing a fake profile for Cameron Winklevoss. The profile lists Cameron’s height as 7’4″, his hair color as “Ayran Blond,” and his eye color as “Sky Blue.” He listed Cameron’s “language” as “WASP-y.” He also logged into the accounts of some ConnectU users and […]

ConnectU launches

Three months after launches HarvardConnect, now renamed as ConnectU, launches. Tyler: It’s sort of a land grab, You feel robbed. . . . The kids down the hall are using it [Facebook], and you’re thinking, ‘That’s supposed to be us.’ We’re not there because one greedy kid cut us out.

Winklevosses find out about

The Winklevosses and Narendra find out about when they read a press release in The Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper. Tyler: None of us knew about it until we picked up the [Crimson]. We read this article that says ‘thefacebook launched by Mark Zuckerberg,’ and we sort of stepped back and were like, ‘Well, […]

Zuckerberg meeting: No mention of the

In a meeting with the team Zuckerberg tells the HarvardConnection team that he will continue to work on the site and would email the group later in the week. Zuckerberg informs them that he is involved with another project. but does not elaborate. He does not mention that he has registered nor that he is setting up a rival website. After the meeting, […]

Zuckerberg registers

Zuckerberg registers the domain name The next day he emails Eduardo Saverin, saying that the site was almost complete and that they should discuss marketing strategies

Meet with Zuckerberg

After several weeks of saying he was busy with other work, Zuckerberg meets with the Winklevosses and Narendra in his dorm room, allegedly confirming his interest and assuring them that the site was almost complete. On the whiteboard in his room, Zuckerberg allegedly had scrawled multiple lines of code under the heading “Harvard Connection,” and this […]

Zuckerberg ‘F**k them’ IM

In early January Zuckerberg has the following IM exchange with a friend FRIEND: so have you decided what you are going to do about the websites? ZUCK: yea i’m going to fuck them ZUCK: probably in the year ZUCK: *ear

Zuckerberg busy, skeptical

In emails Zuckerberg says he is too busy to work on the site Sorry it’s taken a while for me to get back to you. I’m completely swamped with work this week. I have three programming projects and a final paper due by Monday, as well as a couple of problem sets due Friday. I’ll […]