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March 5th, 2010, 11:06 AM #1Becareful Who You Share Ideas With, They Could Become a GAZZILIONAIRE!
Just read this article regarding the origins of Facebook.
The artilce may be new, but the story remains the same. How many other ideas have been hijacked and built upon just like this one: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-f...morrow-night-1
March 5th, 2010, 11:46 AM #2
March 5th, 2010, 11:54 AM #3
Well I wouldnt go that far....LOL
Have you seen the implementations on our posts? That was your suggestion..
Maybe we might get a boost in sales, so in that case...your right...LMAO
March 5th, 2010, 12:11 PM #4
Great article, and lesson on who you talk to about your brainstorming
March 5th, 2010, 12:12 PM #5
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March 5th, 2010, 12:36 PM #7
I think the moral of the story is to either pick ethical partners and employees, or to do everything youself.
March 5th, 2010, 12:40 PM #8
I agree 100%! We can kid around all day about the story and the what if's but there's some compelling evidance on the story. There are also some common sense business practices that were not followed by those Harvard Students. I cant blame them their kids...
Originally Posted by MichaelColey
March 5th, 2010, 12:52 PM #9
On a much, much smaller scale... I offered some advice once and gave out one of my domain names as an example on how to do something... within 1 week there was a near duplicate, 200 page site with the exact keyword on the .org, and I have had to compete with them on the serps ever since. God only knows how much sharing that piece of advice has cost me over the years.
That person will probably read this post at some point and chuckle to himself at how clever he was.Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
March 5th, 2010, 01:17 PM #10
Sue, sue, sue! Get yourself a good lawyer and sue!
March 5th, 2010, 03:36 PM #11
Every business has this problem. It comes down to people without creative thought or their own good ideas stealing or using other's creative ideas instead of coming up with their own.
When I first stared in this business, I felt *everyone has their OWN ideas* and freely shared mine and what was working for me. When my efforts became diluted because of the people who copied my ideas instead of coming up with their own, I stopped talking to half the people in this industry I considered *friends.*
Writers have their ideas and stories ripped off all the time in Hollywood. There's slime everywhere. The worst is those we trust who are supposed to be helping us that rip us off and get greedy. And they're everywhere.Peace,
Loving Everyone's Child Creates Magic
March 5th, 2010, 04:44 PM #12"he was charged with breaching security, violating copyrights, and violating individual privacy."
Unethical / no integrity - lucky hes not in jail or kicked out of college (during that time period) ..OpA! Giasou Ti kanies!
March 5th, 2010, 06:51 PM #13
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Hmm, interesting read. Lucky for me I rarely have a unique and/or good idea....
It's one of those things that happens. I tend to freely share my ideas and tips with anyone and that is partly because I know very well that out of 100 people there might be 1 who does anything with it....actually more like 1 in 500.
That said I've never come up with an idea quite like the Facebook.
I did meet a guy last year at a conference who told me a story about this idea he had worked on for some time. It was some software that was able to recognize and index digital photos...not too technical so I don't understand the whole deal. Basically you could somehow query a search engine using an image and it would return results or alternatively it would search images online based on your search without using the ALT tags or any other data...just by recognizing the image pixels...something like that.
Apparently he was doing well on his project with a partner then one day his partner quit the project out of the blue. Soon after a large software firm was releasing a limited beta trial of what seemed to be their code.
Long story short he got ripped off, no contracts and now a large legal battle is his only option. His former partner struck a deal with the software company and totally abused his trust.
The sad truth is where there is money there are crooks.
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