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Mark Zuckerberg's first website is still on Angelfire
74 points by xbuzz 1303 days ago | hide | past | web | 27 comments | favorite

feels good to see that everyone in world learns like a child and incrementally develop into a genius whom world admire. Thanks to xbuzz for this post.

The first attempt at a social graph?


I can't get it to display for more than a frame in the "web" configuration, everything is scrunched up in the corner. Anyone have better luck? I'm trying to get a screenshot but it's quite difficult.

*edit: got it! anyone sound familiar? http://i.imgur.com/6hKsLoJ.png

A touch worrying that the 'Gong' sound continues after closing the window..

This reminds me a lot of my angelfire page in that era, though a little more AOL-centric. The linked people applet is definitely interesting given how things panned out for him. Mine had a lot of physics and science-y stuff, so I begin to wonder how many other people have Angelfire/Geocities sites that predict their future lives.

I think the most interesting thing here is that this has a clear precursor to Facebook in it("The Web") but it was never brought up during the lawsuit w/ the Winklevoss twins.

BTW the counter seems to reset every time it hits 3,000 or thereabouts. I've refreshed a few times and seen it make the rounds.

Has Anyone Checked the Code to make sure its not a Great Way to Serve some Wicked 1990s Java Virus...


<META NAME="Author" CONTENT="Mark Zuckerberg">

Created when he was 15 and living with his parents in New York.

I miss site counters... Said no one ever... Felt a bit nostalgic after I saw the ALL CAP HTML tags

I'm more impressed that angelfire still exists. Also AOL Progz? This is taking me back.

The counter shows only 210 people have been to it so far. Reallly cool find!

over 3,000 views now, and growing - which is surprising since there are no pictures of cats on the site.

In 1999 everybody used <HTML TAGS IN CAPITAL>, so its fake.

Check out the <BODY> tag it's capitalized. The <html> tag and other tags are put there by angelfire.

This is comedy gold.

"Hi, my name is...Slim Shady. No, really, my name is Slim Shady."


I hope "the Vader Fader" makes it in to Facebook.

I can't figure out what that utility was supposed to do. What does it mean to "fade" message text? Blend it with the background color or something?

exactly.. it would fade your text with a color gradient for the aol chat rooms. I wrote some with visual basic when I was in high school.

We all know "Zuck Fader" is better

Wait but he says himself in "The Best" that Vader is the best: The best fader - Vader Fader by MarK

This is a really interesting find.

Moses Snugglebunny - RIP

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