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(Gizmodo)   Recently-discovered Angelfire page created by a then-15-year-old Mark Zuckerberg proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Winklevoss twins are completely full of shiat   (gizmodo.com) divider line 46
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2013-04-03 08:44:15 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-03 08:46:49 PM  
The page counter is going pretty fast, when I first loaded it was at 400, and 20 seconds later it was 435.. :)
 
2013-04-03 08:49:39 PM  
The Winklevoss twins sounds like an excellent nickname for one's nuts. Either that or Harry Houdini and the Magical Mr. Mistofelees. I'm sorry, what were we talking about?
 
2013-04-03 08:53:25 PM  
Proof that he was a no talent hack back then too
 
2013-04-03 09:10:09 PM  
Is this real? I couldn't find any relevant Google results for "Themarke51."

Then again, Archive.org confirms that the site has been up since '99.
 
2013-04-03 09:11:34 PM  
We all dreamed of creating intrusive advertising platforms at that age.
 
2013-04-03 09:19:54 PM  

insano: The Winklevoss twins sounds like an excellent nickname for one's nuts. Either that or Harry Houdini and the Magical Mr. Mistofelees. I'm sorry, what were we talking about?


Appropriate since they did a commercial for nuts.
 
2013-04-03 09:53:47 PM  
Man, that's really got to be embarrassing.  I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.
 
2013-04-03 10:04:21 PM  

No Line For Beer: insano: The Winklevoss twins sounds like an excellent nickname for one's nuts. Either that or Harry Houdini and the Magical Mr. Mistofelees. I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

Appropriate since they did a commercial for nuts.


I don't know, they were a coxless pair at the Bejing Olympics.
 
2013-04-03 10:28:13 PM  
So. There's evidence he was alive then and a pretty normal, albeit a bit nerdy, kid. Amazing.
 
2013-04-03 10:35:36 PM  

blue_2501: Man, that's really got to be embarrassing.  I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.


Heh. This.
 
2013-04-03 10:37:57 PM  
Angelfire still exists?
 
2013-04-03 10:50:17 PM  
I don't think it's really embarrassing. Written in '99 by a 15 year old who was making working Java Web Applets. Fairly impressive for those days, even these days to an extent. I thought it was really cool to see the very beginnings of a facebook style social graph.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:04 PM  

blue_2501: Man, that's really got to be embarrassing.  I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.


If it was spidered by archive.org, it's still out there, waiting to be found.

/sleep well
 
2013-04-03 10:56:15 PM  
Pretty cool that he was already designing social media in 1999. Most of us were still bumbling around in AOL chat rooms at that stage.
 
2013-04-03 11:10:58 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Pretty cool that he was already designing social media in 1999. Most of us were still bumbling around in AOL chat rooms at that stage.


/shower_in_my_socks send 46-59
 
2013-04-03 11:22:46 PM  
Oddly that actually makes me have marginally more respect for Zuckerberg.
 
2013-04-03 11:30:34 PM  
We're all aware that this is an April Fools' joke, either by Gizmodo or by someone else that the gizmodo idiots are taking seriously, right?
 
2013-04-03 11:53:26 PM  
Considering the average Geocities & friends page at that time this is amazingly tame and functional.

That's as shameful as an experienced artist looking at its early "awful" work. Still better than all the crap I'd ever make.
 
2013-04-03 11:59:08 PM  

Jim_Callahan: We're all aware that this is an April Fools' joke, either by Gizmodo or by someone else that the gizmodo idiots are taking seriously, right?


Considering this page is at least 14 years old (nabbed from archive.org), unless Gizmodo somehow went to the trouble of retroactively archiving this website, it looks legit.
 
2013-04-04 12:04:59 AM  
MrSteve007: Considering this page is at least 14 years old (nabbed from archive.org), unless Gizmodo somehow went to the trouble of retroactively archiving this website, it looks legit.

Zuck used his Internet time machine to send this web page back in time.
 
2013-04-04 12:07:07 AM  

blue_2501: I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.


Oh, you think you can "delete" stuff from the web? That's adorable!
 
2013-04-04 12:19:08 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: blue_2501: Man, that's really got to be embarrassing.  I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.

Heh. This.


Something tells me he'll get over it.
 
2013-04-04 12:33:56 AM  
QUESADILLAS!
 
2013-04-04 01:18:17 AM  

Jim_Callahan: We're all aware that this is an April Fools' joke, either by Gizmodo or by someone else that the gizmodo idiots are taking seriously, right?


Gee... purported site of  famous person that requires you enable java applets in your browser? With all the recent security problems? Now that's how I'd deliver a zero-day exploit.

/just sayin...
 
2013-04-04 02:02:04 AM  
I had some sites with no robots specified in the meta tags and they didn't get archived.
 
2013-04-04 02:09:47 AM  
Here is mine from 1998:

http://webhome.idirect.com/~ghaeh/index.html

The isp that originally hosted it has not existed in well over 10 years, but the company that bought them decided to keep hosting the personal web space from their defunct accounts for reasons unknown.
 
2013-04-04 02:11:35 AM  

MrEricSir: blue_2501: I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.

Oh, you think you can "delete" stuff from the web? That's adorable!


Putting anything on the web is like peeing in the pool. You can't just scoop it out, the whole thing has to be drained.
 
2013-04-04 02:21:02 AM  

insano: Magical Mr. Mistofelees.


That's better as a penis nickname, I think.
\Never was there ever
\\a penis so clever
 
2013-04-04 02:36:54 AM  
fwiw, he seems to have had a mini-facebook with a host of crappy apps on his page even then. so maybe it is the real deal.
 
2013-04-04 02:44:35 AM  

ScreamingHangover: Jim_Callahan: We're all aware that this is an April Fools' joke, either by Gizmodo or by someone else that the gizmodo idiots are taking seriously, right?

Gee... purported site of  famous person that requires you enable java applets in your browser? With all the recent security problems? Now that's how I'd deliver a zero-day exploit.

/just sayin...


phimuskapsi: I don't think it's really embarrassing. Written in '99 by a 15 year old who was making working Java Web Applets. Fairly impressive for those days, even these days to an extent. I thought it was really cool to see the very beginnings of a facebook style social graph.


ahhhhhhh, farking java!!!
 
2013-04-04 03:02:44 AM  
That reminds me of a Play-Do ashtray I made for my Mom when I was six.
 
2013-04-04 03:44:12 AM  
Remember folks: When in doubt, check the Wayback Machine.  And it does have a snapshot of this page from 1999, when Mark Zuckerberg would have been 15.  So it looks legit to me.
 
2013-04-04 03:45:02 AM  

scottydoesntknow: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]


Anyone who posts a "Who Cares" image on a non-captive forum cares way too much.
 
2013-04-04 04:45:41 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Here is mine from 1998:

http://webhome.idirect.com/~ghaeh/index.html

The isp that originally hosted it has not existed in well over 10 years, but the company that bought them decided to keep hosting the personal web space from their defunct accounts for reasons unknown.


I farking love JetAudio.
 
2013-04-04 07:00:58 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Here is mine from 1998:

http://webhome.idirect.com/~ghaeh/index.html

The isp that originally hosted it has not existed in well over 10 years, but the company that bought them decided to keep hosting the personal web space from their defunct accounts for reasons unknown.


I work at a company that has been through several buyouts and mergers. Chances are the person in charge of the servers left when they were bought out and no knows what is on them or if they are mission critical.. assuming someone noticed them at all. The thought process usually goes, "If it dies and someone needs it they will yell and we will fix it then. If not we will trash the thing in a few months."
 
2013-04-04 07:39:19 AM  

blue_2501: I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-04 08:55:43 AM  
This isn't embarrassing at all.  I was 15 in 1995.  If I'd made a site then it would be devoted to NIN, KMFDM, or Bruce Campbell or something.  I wasn't making sites though because in 1995 my computer time was spent playing World of Xeen and trading naked lady pictures in those porn-trading AOL chat rooms.  Heh...the good ol days.
 
2013-04-04 09:14:50 AM  

lordargent: MrSteve007: Considering this page is at least 14 years old (nabbed from archive.org), unless Gizmodo somehow went to the trouble of retroactively archiving this website, it looks legit.

Zuck used his Internet time machine to send this web page back in time.


Correction: Zuck used Obama's time machine to post his webpage in '99 to avoid further legal complications with social media sites and patent trolls while recovering his payout to the weeny brothers in a lawsuit. Obama in turn gets to scrape all user data and a small share of profits from Facebook. This is so obvious.
 
2013-04-04 09:50:23 AM  
Seeing that is making me want to find an archived version of my Geocities page from ~1996.
 
2013-04-04 10:07:22 AM  
And the person who wrote this page is just as much of a dick as the modern Zuckerberg.

The best kid to make fun of - Pete
The best target of violent crimes - Pete
The best at StarCraft - STILL NOT Douglas Kim*
The best - Me


*-dat's racist!
 
2013-04-04 10:16:02 AM  
Does anyone not think that if they hadn't despirately clung to Zuckerberg's coattail the creepy talentless twins would be able to make money (at this point) by doing gay bareback twincest porn?
 
2013-04-04 05:02:45 PM  
Off topic: Did Gizmodo finally trash Jesus Diaz or just move him to Australia? I haven't seen a post from him in months.
 
2013-04-04 05:10:37 PM  
I don't think I could even find all my early web pages, and I know my BBS is long-dead. I really do wish my Amish Web Page were still around, though. I put that up on the Internet back in the very early 90s, and as far as I know I was the first to make that particular joke online.

The Amish Webpage had a fun series of links, too. "Tending thy garden", "Raising thy barn", "Repairing thy PC", and "Tourists and what to do with their corpses.", among others.

And of course, the earliest moments when I used this handle were back on various BBSes and Q*Link, in the 80s. Why I should continue to use a screen-name that I came up with when I was a young teenager is anyone's guess. I suppose it's more out of familiarity and copyright concerns than anything at this point.

I do believe there was an alt.zerocorpse.music (or maybe it was alt.zerocorpse.die.die.die) at one time, too. Damn, I'm getting old. I remember when all this was just empty fields.
 
2013-04-05 12:49:36 PM  
OddLlama: Off topic: Did Gizmodo finally trash Jesus Diaz or just move him to Australia? I haven't seen a post from him in months.

Good

cdn.grumpycats.com
 
2013-04-07 12:33:46 PM  

blue_2501: Man, that's really got to be embarrassing.  I have since deleted all of the teenage crap I had on the web.


You actually believe that? :D
 
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