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Menlo-Atherton grad behind the scenes of Facebook's IPO

Original post made on May 19, 2012

When Tom Wirth graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1975, not many people outside California had heard of Menlo Park. That all changed Friday, in part thanks to the man who organized the Facebook event that helped put Menlo Park on the map around the world.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, May 19, 2012, 12:03 PM


Posted by first, a resident of Barron Park
on May 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

who cares

Posted by second, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

who cares

Posted by So, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

too much hype!!

Posted by tank, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

So a local kid is to blame for the exorbitant IPO price, which the stock market is now correcting with a big price slide?

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I gotta admit that this was one of THE most boring reads recently. Yawn. Wish I had a Philz at hand. Good for Wirth. But really, really boring to read about.

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

It's just a personal interest story that some M-A boosters or facility managers might enjoy. Give this local guy his 5 minutes of recognition for perhaps the acme of his career. Could the story have been written to be less boring? Would other people's stories be less boring? Will I be bored at my upcoming 40-year high school reunion?