31 August 2008

Social Networking Developer Gains Respect of his Peers

This Michael Arrington blog post  says that MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson was teenage hacker in the 1980s: In 1985, when he was fourteen and in high school in Escondido, California, Anderson was subject to one of the largest FBI raids in California history after hacking into a Chase Manhattan Bank computer system and subsequently showing his friends how to do it. He was never arrested because he was a minor, but the FBI confiscated all of his computer equipment ..

It will be a few days before responses to this post give an indication of whether it is a hoax but I have to appreciate the sentiment. This report might turn out to be a modern day equivalent of Rock Hudson's publicists leaking stories of his hetereosexual affairs to salacious reporters, but for one day at least, I can imagine social network developers as being hard core.

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