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I'm 15. I just got covered on Mashable and TNW
34 points by jamie_maddocks on March 1, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 29 comments
Hi, you may have seen some of my other posts about my new project http://5factsabout.me

I submitted a release to TNW an hour ago and within 20 minutes it was on their site. http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/03/02/15-year-old-creates-viral-true-or-false-questions-app-fivefactsaboutme/

Another 20 minutes.. it's on Mashable. http://mashable.com/2011/03/01/find-out-how-well-your-friends-know-you-with-fivefactsaboutme/

I'm pretty amazed at myself at the moment. If you've got any questions I'm here to answer them. Well until midnight GMT, then it's time for some sleep.

Anyone who's downvoting or ripping on him for creating something similar to threewords.me, just remember that he's 15. My little brother is 15 and I'd be very impressed if he was this motivated and focused about life and entrepreneurship.

Good job Jamie. Enjoy the press, but remember that success is a long journey.

I don't see downvotes, nor do I see anyone ripping on him. Everyone's been pretty supportive.

Congratulations. You have every right to be thrilled. :)

Enjoy the ride and continue building new and useful things.




Lol, it's just like Mark.

Mark Boa? A lot have said that.


Congratulations on getting some nice media coverage. How is this different from Formspring or the hundreds of other annoying quiz apps on Facebook?

The difference between my site and Formspring is that, YOU set the questions. It's role reversal, you get to see how well people know you and vice versa. They don't ask you questions.

Site sold too domain squatter in 3...2...1...

I'm going to sleep for the night. I'll be back at about 4pm GMT tomorrow to answer any additional questions. :)

You peaked too soon. Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame while you can, it's all downhill from here.

Just kidding, congrats.

Haha, I hope not. I've got a lot of plans for my future. I hope there's more to come!

Has anyone noticed the awesomeness of this guy's last name


Congrats!! You should be amazed!

congratulations, that's a nice achievement, especially at 15 :)

wow, I wish I was as productive as you when I was 15.


How did did you build it?

Ruby on Rails. Along with blood, sweat, tears, a LOT of pepsi and staying up to 4am countless nights.

I think that reflects my experience.

you hit the ground... never stop building on your ideas, keep up the spirit.


Thank you!

Doesn't anyone else find this post obnoxious? Well I do. Okey, you are young and maybe smarter than me, but still I would have much more respect for you if you didn't go flaunting about it.

Perhaps it was a bit obnoxious :/ I guess I was just a little excited due to the coverage. Didn't really want to come off as flaunting it as such. Sorry if it came off that way, that's definitely not what I wanted to show

So I felt that too a bit - only because of the line "I'm pretty amazed at myself at the moment."

That said, he's obviously excited and has a right to be! I say let him enjoy it :)

If it was myself at 15 I would have been insufferable. This aint too bad!

Though my mother would never have me to stay up til 4am coding.

It was during half term holidays, so I didn't really have to worry about school. My mum trusts me enough to not bother complaining. She knows I'll get my work done. I'd never stay up that late on a school night.

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm in no way criticising - I'd have loved to be able to do that! I was indulged in other ways though (£25 for a C compiler was a great gift).

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