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Mark Zuckerberg Got Kicked Off Facebook

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

  • extremepcs
    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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  • TheCapulet
    Pissing off a bored lawyer is always a bad idea.
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  • gti88
    He could just have chosen another name - SuperDad, or something. Who cares?
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  • warezme
    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
    Lawyer > facebook haha
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  • I'm sorry, I can't do that Dave.
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  • sseyler
    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
    "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
    heh
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  • macewrox
    Apparently Zuckerberg is a bit paranoid about Doppelgangers.
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