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View Poll Results: More international/cosmpolitan
Chicago 81 42.41%
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:42 AM
 
Location: So California
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Ok? I wasn't talking about that, just simply pointing out Social Media wasn't "invented" in the Bay Area.

Social media really wasnt invented anywhere, it grew on multiple platforms out of technology which is why Facebook is HQ'd in the Bay Area.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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And where is Facebook headquartered and why?
This is kind of conflating issues, though. Yes, Facebook is based where it is (the Bay Area) for good reason.

But it has basically nothing to do with SF specifically. If SF floated off into the Pacific, the conditions that attracted Facebook to the Bay Area (Silicon Valley and Stanford) would remain. SF's relative appeal is very different than the relative appeal of San Jose/Silicon Valley. It just happens that the two areas have grown together.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This is kind of conflating issues, though. Yes, Facebook is based where it is (the Bay Area) for good reason.

But it has basically nothing to do with SF specifically. If SF floated off into the Pacific, the conditions that attracted Facebook to the Bay Area (Silicon Valley and Stanford) would remain. SF's relative appeal is very different than the relative appeal of San Jose/Silicon Valley. It just happens that the two areas have grown together.
Incorrect, it was not by happenstance or coincidence that Silicon Valley sprang up in the Bay Area. It was San Francisco old money that built Stanford which attracted all the engineering students and faculty who the school encouraged to start their own companies and it was SF investors that financed all the tiny garage inventors whose startups turned into the mega cap companies that today dominate the world.

This notion that Silicon Valley developed independent of its proximity to SF is really bizarre.

On the contrary, SF is a foundational player in the development and growth of Silicon Valley.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Incorrect, it was not by happenstance or coincidence that Silicon Valley sprang up in the Bay Area. It was San Francisco old money that built Stanford which attracted all the engineering students and faculty who the school encouraged to start their own companies and it was SF investors that financed all the tiny garage inventors whose startups turned into the mega cap companies that today dominate the world.

This notion that Silicon Valley developed independent of its proximity to SF is really bizarre.

On the contrary, SF is a foundational player in the development and growth of Silicon Valley.
Though in that case, we can really thank the Northeastern US which was the source for many of these industrial people such as Stanford who were the foundational underpinnings of SF high society. Really though, Africa!
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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I personally give credit to Adam's Rib
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I personally give credit to Adam's Rib
Whoa buddy, take that to the Religion and Spirituality board
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Whoa buddy, take that to the Religion and Spirituality board
Nah I'm talking about the BBQ place "Adam's Rib" where plenty of intelligent people thought of great ideas
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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Incorrect, it was not by happenstance or coincidence that Silicon Valley sprang up in the Bay Area.
I never even wrote this, so not sure who/what you're responding to. Obviously yes, Silicon Valley is in the Bay Area for very good reasons.

I wrote that Facebook isn't in the Bay Area because of San Francsico, which is true. SF has basically nothing to do with Facebook's HQ. Facebook is there because of Stanford and Silicon Valley, not because SF is 40 miles away.
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It was San Francisco old money that built Stanford which attracted all the engineering students and faculty who the school encouraged to start their own companies and it was SF investors that financed all the tiny garage inventors whose startups turned into the mega cap companies that today dominate the world.
None of this is true. Stanford was founded by Leland Stanford, who was a former New Yorker and eventual CA governor who wanted to build a West Coast version of the Ivy League type institution and museum on his family farm. Stanford's creation had zero to do with the city of SF. It was entirely based on East Coast money and one of the richest railroad dudes in America.

The specific location was chosen because that's where Stanford had his family farm. If his farm was in Bakersfield or in Fresno or in San Diego, that's where Stanford would have been built.

And it had nothing initially to do with engineering or startups. Stanford had just one kid and wanted to leave a bigger legacy with his money, so founded an institution/museum that, at its beginning, had no technical focus. It was as much a museum as it was a university. The engineering greatness didn't start until the postwar era and massive federal research investments on the West Coast.
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This notion that Silicon Valley developed independent of its proximity to SF is really bizarre.
No, it's entirely true. Silicon Valley's formation and growth has zero specifically to do with the city of SF. Until very recently, Silicon Valley had essentially zero presence in SF, and even today, Silicon Valley corporations have a much smaller presence in SF than in other American cities.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Social media really wasnt invented anywhere, it grew on multiple platforms out of technology which is why Facebook is HQ'd in the Bay Area.
Actually it kind of was, two sites come to mind that were before Facebook and neither are from the SF Bay Area.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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None of this is true.
Yawns. No, it's ALLLLLLLL true and no subsequent thing you wrote refutes a single thing I said and I myself have written similar things in past posts.

LOL

San Francisco practically birthed Silicon Valley. Get. Over. It.
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