Why Facebook Sued Me

You can see all my previous posts about FacebookProfile.com here:

Interesting side note:
Because of the screenshots I’ve posted from FacebookProfile.com of my own Facebook profile back in the day….my whole profile (including phone number, address, email etc.) has been in HUNDREDS of documents including newspapers, magazines, published papers, blog posts, books, news stories and presentations all over the world!

Another interesting side note:
Till this day, if you Google the term “Facebook ASCII”, 98% of the art you find was made by ME! You will see it on many different websites, all by people who:

  • Read my blog posts about how much traffic FacebookProfile.com got.
  • Made their own Facebook-related site.
  • Swiped all the content from FacebookProfile.

After it was bought I didn’t care less.  However the next owner of the site never updated it, then about a year later the site disappeared…

It also doesn’t matter anymore because most of that ASCII made back then is now obsolete due to changes in Facebook’s text editor.

Blog posted on: July 26, 2010

17 comments on “Why Facebook Sued Me

    1. Neville Post author

      Jude…GREAT JOB catching that!

      It’s WELL documented fact that when I post something on NevBlog, explain how I built it, then state “OMG IT’S MAKING MONEY” ….someone will invariably copy it within a week (in this case 12 hours).

      They usually never succeed with it very much, but it’s rather annoying.

      One of the downsides about openly sharing I suppose.

      …however it is kind of cool that I at least inspired someone to DO SOMETHING. And since that site is long gone, they’re free to resurrect it in any form.

  1. Jason

    Nev… oh those were the days. I remember starting FacebookASCII.com after you launched facebookprofile.com. I too received a nice fedex letter from Facebook….luckily I had sold the site just that week and was no longer the legal owner. lol. It is still up though and the new owner is loving the cash flow I guess.


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  3. Mike Lyons


    I guess all the great copywriters get busted for something eh?

    Makes for a pretty decent “beginnings” legend

      1. Sascha

        I was drepressed until I read it was Noah!! That´s a great example of what really “pays” out in the end. Stand in for your friends (no matter what) and believe in yourselve and never give up.
        Finally you both where the lucky ones. :-)

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