Accidental inventions are everywhere. Some of them have enhanced our daily lives for the better: Coca-Cola, Teflon, Velcro, the microwave, Super Glue, the pacemaker — all stumbled-upon inventions. Add to the list: Facebook.
In February 2004, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, unintentionally created what would become the busiest social networking site in the world less than a decade later, according to Alexa. With over 500 million users (and growing), the site has become so widespread that even Hollywood has taken note and produced a new movie — “The Social Network” — which chronicles the turbulence surrounding the site’s creation. (more…)