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The Resource More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook, Jim Dwyer

More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook, Jim Dwyer

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More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook
Title
More awesome than money
Title remainder
four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook
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Jim Dwyer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The true story of a revolutionary-but-doomed Silicon Valley start-up, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. Their idea was simple. Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control their personal data, instead of surrendering it to big businesses like Facebook. They called it "Diaspora." In days, they raised $200,000, and reporters, venture capitalists, and the digital community's most legendary figures were soon monitoring their progress. Max dreamed of being a CEO. Ilya was the idealist. Dan coded like a pro, and Rafi tried to keep them all on track. But as the months passed and the money ran out, the Diaspora Four fell victim to errors, bad decisions, and their own hubris. In November of 2011, Ilya committed suicide. Diaspora has been tech news since day one, but the story reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to the now urgent issues about the future of the Internet. With the cooperation of the surviving partners, New York Times bestselling author Jim Dwyer tells a riveting story of four ambitious and naive young men who tried to re-bottle the genie of personal privacy-and paid the ultimate price"--
  • "Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control what they shared about themselves. They were hoping to raised 10k in 30 days and their project was called Diaspora. Their 2010 Kickstarter campaign ended the first day with three backers. They raised 20 times their goal and had support from around the world. But as the months wore on and the money wore out, they couldn't get there--coding failures, bad business decisions, over-reach and under-organization, and the inevitable conflicts of personality and goals. And when one of the four committed suicide in the fall of 2011, they found out how much they had all been on their own all along"--
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1957-
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Dwyer, Jim
Dewey number
384.3/8
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9696.8.U54
LC item number
D533 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Diaspora (Project)
  • Internet industry
  • Online social networks
  • Privacy, Right of
  • New business enterprises
  • Business failures
Label
More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook, Jim Dwyer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870919617
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780670025602
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024203168
System control number
(OCoLC)870919617
Label
More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook, Jim Dwyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870919617
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780670025602
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024203168
System control number
(OCoLC)870919617

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