I don’t know about Gawker’s headline, but this article goes through some old chat logs to show that Zuck might be a sleaze ball.
On developing ConnectU, a similar project, alongside Facebook:
Mark and this friend also had the following IM exchange about how Mark planned to resolve the competing projects:
Friend: So have you decided what you’re going to do about the websites?
Zuck: Yeah, I’m going to fuck them
Zuck: Probably in the year
It’s no secret that some of the most admired companies and CEOs were created out of building on existing ideas. Ideas aren’t worth much if you can’t make them into something.
But what’s more striking about this is that the same person who’s asking you for as much data as you can provide also has this history of douchebagery.
It’s no wonder that the same people who claim that information wants to be free, specifically your information, also stand to profit from it.