Meet the Guys Who Started Stanford’s Facebook in 1999

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

In 1999, Lawrence Gentilello and Tuyen Truong started something based on Stanford University’s facebook called, “The Facebook” online. They scanned in more than 7,000 student pictures to a database online which they cross-referenced with each student’s personal information: address, phone number and email.

What happened next sounds all too familiar: Stanford University shut it down.

“We bowed to the University pressure and took the site down,” says Gentilello. “They were scared it was going to be used for stalking.”

To think what this could have been….

Not to worry, they are on to the next thing: screen-sharing in less than 5…
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