How One Outraged Woman Spurred Zuckenberg to Fullfill His Yellow Fever Fetish
During the internet era before #hashtags, selfies, Tinder and even before Facebook there was a well-documented corner that spawned itself from the brain of Mark Zuckenberg. It was called FACEMASH. His version of Hot or Not site when he was a Harvard sophomore. But, yes there is a BUT, before Facemash there was also something else. It was called Synapse AI. Thanks to Synapse we learned about Zuckys love towards Chinese girls.
What was Synapse AI? Released on January 20, 2003 Synapse,was an MP3 player created by Mark Zuckenberg and Adam D’Angelo. Synapse is a player that analyzes your listening patterns and suggests “listening streams”. Synapse used the BRAIN technology. What is the BRAIN? It is the program that will help you gain trust with Asian females. In the words of Mark E. Zuckerberg:
At some point in every man’s life, he’s bound to find himself in bed with a Chinese girl. It may happen suddenly, and you may not remember how it happened, but it will happen — I guarantee that. When the time comes he needs to be ready. He needs his full arsenal at hand. And by this I mean music. Too many times has the playlist run short on soft acoustic guitar songs, quieting the room to an awkward silence and giving the Chinese girl a chance to reconsider what she’s about to do. I’ve seen it happen, and it’s not pretty.
As a matter of fact, it’s happened to me. And so we have spent the better part of the last six months of our lives making sure it doesn’t happen to you. Because if it ever does, you won’t be able to say “Why the hell doesn’t my MP3 player just know what songs I want it to play?”
We’ve got you covered. Use the Brain.
That was an excerpt from the page called” Why The BRAIN” at www.synapseai.com (the site is dead for a long time and the archived version is excluded from archive.org, I wonder who asked archiveorg to do that?). SynapseAi.com was probably the first domain registered by Mark Zuckerberg.
And the Chinese women Zuckerberg is talking about definitely might be somebody before Priscilla Chan (his wife).
There is one argument for another version of the story. Mark was just an ordinary guy that had this thing for Chinese girls. He probably fell in love with one Asian girl before Priscilla. Since he was a nerd behind his PC ,mysterious girl never became his girlfriend. So, he probably just dreamed about caressing her silky dark hair. And from this dream the fetish for Asian girls became alive.
At Team Synapse page it reads:
Developer guy. Team leader. Graphics skillz. Natural language revolutionary. Anti-aliases by hand. Likes Chinese girls. Programmer god. The nerd. If you hit it and that thing feels deeper, say his name.
He created this mp3 music app at the end of his high school (Phillips Exeter Academy) and that was in Januar-ish 2003, so it is not possible that he met Priscilla during that period of time, it means this gotta be another Asian girl.
And now we see that other girls is actually there, in Team Synapse Shoutouts part? As you can see in the screenshot, it says :”My Chinese girl, Diana Zhang“.
Who is this misterious lady? She studied at Phillips Exeter Academy with Zuck. And she is a Friend with Zuck at Facebook. He also follows her at Instagram, among other people like Adam D’Angelo (founder of Quora, and his buddy from Synapse days), Drew Houston (CEO of Dropbox), Dennis Crowley (founder of Foursquare), Rose Yao (worked at Facebook), Matt Cohler (Venture capitalist, also worked as VP at Facebook)….
Which leads us to our next conclusion: In Priscilla, he got what he yearned for at high school. His dream came true and all thanks to Facemash. Without Facemash he wouldn’t have met Priscila. Here is what actually happened-
Here Comes Leyla R. Bravo
First we need to know how the famous couple met.
“I thought people should be aware,” said Fuerza Latina President Leyla R. Bravo.
And after that letter Mark was summoned to the ad board, and he waited to be expelled from the Uni.
Which triggered his friends to throw a farewell party for Zucky, where he met Priscilla. Instead of explaining how Mark met Priscilla let’s hear what Mark said about meeting his wife-to-be :
“I had just launched this prank website, Facemash, and the ad board wanted to ‘see me.’ Everyone thought I was going to get kicked out. My parents came to help me pack. My friends threw me a going-away party. As luck would have it, Priscilla was at that party with her friend. We met in line for the bathroom in the Pfoho Bell Tower, and in what must be one of the all-time romantic lines, I said, ‘I’m going to get kicked out in three days, so we need to go on a date quickly.’”
Oh irony, you fickle queen. One outraged woman pushed Zucky straight to Priscilla’s arms.
Interesting Fact– Six months before starting Facebook, Mark Zuckenberg created a Friendster profile where he wrote how much he enjoys Asian girls and quoting Top Gun. On the other hand he dislikes reading books. Here is a screenshot from now defunct page…
Friends at his profile include Adam D’Angelo , Sean Parker and Aaron Sitting. Many other early Facebook workers are there among the friends. Now defunct site (Friendster) was a social media site that lost its popularity once The Facebook gained the traction.
Interesting fact No.2– One year before Facemash, students at MIT created their version of Hot or Not site, which started and ended the same way Facemash did.