Thursday, February 17, 2011

China, Facebook Clones, and the Delaware Connection

China's version of Facebook has a University of Delaware connection. In "The Facebooks of China," by April Rabkin, which appeared in the February issue of Fast Company, we learn:

Do not call Wang Xing the Mark Zuckerberg of China. Mark Zuckerberg is the Mark Zuckerberg of China. In 2003, Wang dropped out of a PhD program at the University of Delaware and returned to Beijing to create a local version of Friendster. It flopped. Two years later, he heard about this new thing called Facebook and decided to copy it.

who knew?

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