Zuckerberg’s roommate recounts Facebook’s birth

11 May 2009

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has an interesting account of the birth of Facebook – from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate who has since immigrated to Israel.

Arie Hasit, now 26, shared an apartment with Zuckerberg and even joined the same college fraternity. Facebook, as is well known, starte



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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.