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Mark Zuckerberg Got Kicked Off Facebook

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Not Mark Zuckerberg, but Mark Zuckerberg.

You may be special and you may be unique, but odds are that there is someone else on this planet who has the exact same name as you do. Somewhere out there is another Steve Jobs and William Gates, but they didn't start any computer companies and are not worth billions of dollars.

Out there is also another Mark Zuckerberg – one that has a law degree instead of a social network company. Facebook, however, doesn't seem to easily believe that there could be more than one Mark Zuckerberg in the universe.

There's another Mark Zuckerberg than the one that we often talk about, and he lives in Indianapolis. In order for him to get a Facebook account in the first place, he had to jump through a lot more hoops than his fellow members.

“I was originally denied an account with Facebook two years ago because of my name, and I had to send them copies of my driver’s license, birth certificate, and Indianapolis Bar Association license just to get them to believe that I exist and to allow me to set up my page,” Zuckerberg said in a news release.

Zuckerberg had to go through four months of this exchange with Facebook before he wrote the company a threatening letter that greased the wheels and got him an account.

For the next two years, this lawyer Zuckerberg used Facebook like anyone else – except he would get mistaken for the Facebook founder.

"I've gotten emails from people on Facebook, thanking me for finding their lost relatives because of Facebook,” Zuckerberg said. “And then they would say, ‘Can you lend me some money so I can go fly and meet them?’”

Despite the unsolicited requests, Zuckerberg still used Facebook as a tool that was good for keeping tabs on his kids.

“I have teenage kids,” he said, “and it's the only way that you can really see what they are up to and talk to them."

Then, just earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg had his account disabled by Facebook. This time he took his story to the media, and through calls made to Facebook by 24-Hour News 8 Anchor David Barras, Facebook finally responded, "Dave, We are in the process of reactivating the account and apologize for the mistake."

Source: WISH TV

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    TheCapulet , May 13, 2011 2:12 PM
    Pissing off a bored lawyer is always a bad idea.
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    extremepcs , May 13, 2011 2:12 PM
    Reminds me of Office Space with the Michael Bolton thing. "There WAS nothing wrong with that name until that no talent ass clown..." LOL
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    Anonymous , May 13, 2011 2:36 PM
    I'm sorry, I can't do that Dave.
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  • 13 Hide
    extremepcs , May 13, 2011 2:12 PM
    Reminds me of Office Space with the Michael Bolton thing. "There WAS nothing wrong with that name until that no talent ass clown..." LOL
  • 15 Hide
    TheCapulet , May 13, 2011 2:12 PM
    Pissing off a bored lawyer is always a bad idea.
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    gti88 , May 13, 2011 2:20 PM
    He could just have chosen another name - SuperDad, or something. Who cares?
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    warezme , May 13, 2011 2:26 PM
    the point is Facebook should understand there are many people with the same name and just because one is famous and the other not does not entitle them to kick off the ones that are not.
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    ironmb , May 13, 2011 2:28 PM
    Lawyer > facebook haha
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    Anonymous , May 13, 2011 2:36 PM
    I'm sorry, I can't do that Dave.
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    sseyler , May 13, 2011 2:39 PM
    warezmethe point is Facebook should understand there are many people with the same name and just because one is famous and the other not does not entitle them to kick off the ones that are not.


    OHOKTHX
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    hellwig , May 13, 2011 2:46 PM
    Quote:
    "I've gotten emails from people on Facebook, thanking me for finding their lost relatives because of Facebook,” Zuckerberg said. “And then they would say, ‘Can you lend me some money so I can go fly and meet them?’”

    This is why if I ever happen to win the lottery, I'm moving out of the country. F-ing parasites everywhere.
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    megamanx00 , May 13, 2011 2:53 PM
    heh
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    macewrox , May 13, 2011 2:57 PM
    Apparently Zuckerberg is a bit paranoid about Doppelgangers.
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    bv90andy , May 13, 2011 3:16 PM
    So why use the real name? It was obvious that it would be way to much trouble. He can tell his children his Facebook nickname and that's that.
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    Yuka , May 13, 2011 3:17 PM
    Is it me, or this is like way, way, way old news?

    I have the feeling I've already read this XD

    Cheers!
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    waikano , May 13, 2011 3:22 PM
    TheCapuletPissing off a bored lawyer is always a bad idea.


    This guy seems level headed enough. If this guy was way proactive/bored I think Facebook would be getting some letters of intent and a bunch more legal stuff. Doesn't sound like he's too bored though otherwise I think you are right.
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    soulfringe , May 13, 2011 3:23 PM
    I am pretty sure Facebook Lawyers > This Lawyer
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    Anonymous , May 13, 2011 3:24 PM
    Read the title and i thought and hoped that the real Mark Zuckerberg was kicked off facebook. :p 
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    acadia11 , May 13, 2011 3:44 PM
    And this is why I don't have face book.
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    rmiller1959 , May 13, 2011 3:50 PM
    Now I know what I have to do to get Facebook's attention. Me and several others have been blocked from sending friend requests when Facebook arbitrarily decides we've sent too many. There's no customer service or tech support to call, and no one answers email - a canned reply telling you how wrong you are is all you get.
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    memadmax , May 13, 2011 4:08 PM
    Facebook can eat my ass.

    Why wont it reeeeeeeaaaaaaaddddd!!!!!
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    Zingam , May 13, 2011 4:08 PM
    What an idiot! I was denied membership to Facebook by totally denying that fad!
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    Marco925 , May 13, 2011 4:08 PM
    How desperate do you have to be to get onto facebook to go through such hurdles like sending in all of your ID? geez. addict much?
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