Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to flog his first ever college website FaceMash on an auction website. We have heard from Mashable that the Facebook prototype that Zuckerberg created while at Harvard in 2003 is starting at $8000 on Flippa
The website looks legit but it has been argued whether you are buying the whole website of just the URL and so there have so far been 0 bids. Another reason could be that once you have purchased the website you will immediately be faced with legal implications from Facebook lawyers once you have tried to build your business on the site. The historical creation once featured “hot or not” which was an attractiveness rating of university women that visitors would take part in; it was soon taken down by Harvard after generating 450 visitors and 22,000 page views in its first evening.
FaceMash was featured at the beginning of The Social Network movie and so has now been recognized by millions of people which will add to potentially the value of the site if a buyer was interested. I think FaceMash would be bought as a piece of internet memorabilia rather than a tool for business.
The auctioneers have claimed the site now attracts approximately 600 visitors per month and since the release of The Social Network, hits per day have been boosted by an extra 1000. Will you put a bid in for FaceMash? Leave us all of your comments below.