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Hi folks. My birthdate is January 4, 1973. Hard to document that with online cites, unfortunately - I'm not really finding that posted online anywhere. Suggestions on how to validate that fact? I know better than to edit my own page. Ethanz (talk) 18:00, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
With respect, I have attempted to correct several of the large inaccuracies in this article. This article appears to be based on a single webpage at the Berkmann Center, which seems to be Zuckerman's own autobiography. All else aside, this is simply not a neutral source by Wikipedia's standards.
The Berkmann page states that Zuckerman "helped found Tripod," not that he was a Tripod founder. Zuckerman was not to my knowledge a Founder of Tripod in the sense of someone who received a Founder's position; he arrived and was made an employee nearly two years after Tripod began, and, to correct the record, Josh Thayer (Williams '95) was Tripod's first tech employee/consultant.
I have altered the phrasing to reflect this.
Tripod's main businesses and aspirations were hardly "web hosting" and in a strict sense, Tripod home pages were not really "web hosting," which hardly existed at the time (outside corporations). I have also sought to correct this.
Both my corrections are a stab, and no doubt awkward; however, they are more accurate.
DUE WARNING: Ethan lived upstairs for me for three years at Williams (etc) and I lived with Tripod founders Bo Peabody and Brett Hershey for the summer of '94; the forgoing is based on personal knowledge and perspective. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:31, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Zuckerman apologizes for Internet ads and pop-up ads specifically
"The Internet's Original Sin: It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web." by Ethan Zuckerman in The Atlantic magazine, 14 August 2014 - http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/advertising-is-the-internets-original-sin/376041/?single_page=true
From the Future Tense blog at Slate: "The Creator of Pop-Up Ads Issues a Public Apology" by Lily Hay Newman, 15 August 2014 - http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/15/the_inventor_of_pop_up_ads_ethan_zuckerman_wrote_the_code_at_tripod_com.html