Times When Facebook Nearly Ended

April 9, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

In an article provocatively titled “11 Dumb Moves That Should Have Cost Mark Zuckerberg His $25 Billion Fortune” Nicholas Carlson looks at moments when we almost lost Facebook. Highlights include:

  • Zuckerberg agreed to sell Facebook to Yahoo for $1 billion. Yahoo’s CEO backed out in the last minute.
  • Zuckerberg wanted to abandon Facebook after a year and work on a different start-up instead. He was talked out of it.
  • He was also against allowing people to share photos on Facebook. Once again he was talked out of this one.

To read about how Eduardo Saverin, Divvya Narendra, Sean Parker, and the Winklevoss brothers of The Social Network fame figured into what is, essentially, a revisionist look at the history of Facebook, the off-putting things that Zuckerberg has said, and other interesting moments that could have transformed Facebook from the company we know and love (Centives’ own Facebook page can be found here) read the rest of the article.

Source: Business Insider

Via: Newmark’s Door