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December 19, 2011 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Israeli entrepreneur Rotem Guez just changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg and dared Facebook to sue him.
posted by Sebmojo (31 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I won't be cashing checks with that name on tghem.
posted by Postroad at 3:02 PM on December 19, 2011


No, I’m not talking about Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

I was confused for a bit there because I have an uncle whose full name is Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
posted by Anything at 3:04 PM on December 19, 2011 [22 favorites]


It all started when Guez launched Like Store, which sells advertisers Likes for their Pages

He's fighting for the rights of all of us to be slightly shady borderline scam-artists!
posted by Artw at 3:05 PM on December 19, 2011 [10 favorites]


And this is a useful thing to do why...?
posted by zachlipton at 3:07 PM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


fine, then i'm changing my name to "Facetious Rotem Guez". kinda rolls off the tongue.
posted by facetious at 3:08 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


total downgrade on the name, bro
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:08 PM on December 19, 2011


No, I’m not talking about Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Oh, he must be talking about Indianapolis attorney Mark Zuckerberg.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:15 PM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


fine, then i'm changing my name to "Facetious Rotem Guez".

How did you guess the name of my character in Star Wars: The Old Republic?
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:21 PM on December 19, 2011 [11 favorites]


Look, Facebook is suing Mark Zuckerberg, hahahaha ha ha ... ha ....

Idiot.
posted by sour cream at 3:22 PM on December 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Sounds like one of those stories where there are no protagonists.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:25 PM on December 19, 2011 [9 favorites]


Eh? Rotem is a girl's name?
/at least all the Rotems I know from Israel are girls
posted by zomg at 3:28 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dude. You're going about this all wrong.
posted by Zark Muckerberg at 3:30 PM on December 19, 2011 [42 favorites]


Is this one of those meme things?
posted by carter at 3:33 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eh? Rotem is a girl's name?
/at least all the Rotems I know from Israel are girls


Previous case.
posted by Artw at 3:33 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


hang on, so this guy gets booted off Facebook for violating the terms of service and creating a bunch of accounts so he can sell "likes." He sues Facebook because they kicked him off for violating their terms of service. Then Facebook gives him a cease and desist order and he...changes his name to Mark Zuckerberg? I have no idea what this guy thinks he's doing but he's making me take Facebook's side in something therefore he is terrible.
posted by Hoopo at 3:35 PM on December 19, 2011 [39 favorites]


I am going to open a sock puppet account and post a self-link, then change my name to Matt Haughey when I get banned
posted by Hoopo at 3:53 PM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I hope it keeps escalating because it can only end with a moon battle.
posted by fuq at 3:55 PM on December 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Sue him... for what, exactly? I don't think this guy thought his plan all the way through.
posted by delmoi at 4:03 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


What if Zuckerberg changed the name of Facebook to Rotem Guez? Then Rotem Guez would be suing Mark Zuckerberg for infringing Rotem Guez's Terms of Service ...
posted by carter at 4:05 PM on December 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Well, I just punched myself in the face - take THAT Facebook!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 4:32 PM on December 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Nominative determininsm: not just for philosophy courses anymore.
posted by lalochezia at 4:39 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


PEOPLE

WHAT PART OF "3. PROFIT" DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:29 PM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


NO, MAN, I GOT THAT
THIS IS ME TRYING TO FIND ONE AND TWO

EVERYBODY GOTTA SOUL SEARCH THEIR OWN WAY
posted by LogicalDash at 6:10 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


MY EMOTIONS ARE JUST ALL SORTS OF MIXED UP

HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT THIS

HOW SHOULD I FEEL ABOUT THIS
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:20 PM on December 19, 2011


RICK
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:32 PM on December 19, 2011 [6 favorites]


A rose by any other name would have as poor a legal strategy.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:42 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


RICK

RICK

RICK
RICK

What is it Louis? I'm busy.

I'M NOT LOUIS ANY MORE
YOU HAVE TO CALL ME RICK
posted by ardgedee at 7:05 PM on December 19, 2011 [10 favorites]


Isn't one of the lawyer Mefites going to drop in to castigate us for misrepresenting the law at play here, and possibly urge us to contact our representatives?
posted by No-sword at 7:42 PM on December 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


"Hey, Kid, grab my wrist."
"Why?"
"Just grab it, Kid."
Kid grabs Gueh's wrist. Gueh begins slapping his own face.
"Hey, Kid, why am I hitting myself? Huh? Why do I keep hitting myself?"
posted by Mister Moofoo at 8:22 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


A woman in New Zealand did something similar; she had a dispute with the Warehouse (big box low-price retailer). So she changed her name to that of the Warehouse's founder. Him being male, she ended up calling hersel Stephen Tindall - the woman. It always seemed kinda pointless and quixotic to me, and I'm not sure it really helped her at all. Just like this example, it makes the name-changer look silly and petty.
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:24 AM on December 20, 2011


Mind, if everyone changed their names to Mark Zuckerberg, it would make facebooks data collection much harder. And that's got to be a good thing.
posted by seanyboy at 2:45 AM on December 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


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