History Trivia: Pasquino Square: Original Facebook

As it turns out, the original Facebook didn't really have much of a face...

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sure i may be saying that wrong but it's okay

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there was an ancient statue that started out because there

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was a lot of churchgoers and from the catholic church

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i think they were digging They're a bunch of stuff

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you know from the olden days and found the statue

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and the statue was beaten the face was unrecognizable it

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had no arms barely you know legs and just scratches

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and things all over And so they couldn't figure out

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what mythological character that the statue was based off and

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so because they couldn't figure it out they couldn't put

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it up with all the other winds and you know

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let it be prominent because it was kind of ruined

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And so instead they decided to just throw it out

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in the town square and start posting posters and things

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on that you know how would you go to like

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a church or on office And you see the bulletin

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board that has posters and take one of these you

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know what They cut the little take one of those

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things that's basically what the statute became well fighting for

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them this thing caught on and so a lot of

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people started posting and tagging things on there and it

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got even so much to the point where people started

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writing stuff on there but it wasn't just you know

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normal helpful things that was mohr humorist iq type thing

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So we're talking political sarcasm even some marangi humor orson

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humorous poetry on they're all dealing with the political and

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governmental establishment This was the original facebook or the original

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social media network that everybody would put their opinions political

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views and everything on and so think about that the

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next time you want to post something on somebody's wall

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And so this went on for quite a while I

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think on this whole thing should big god started in

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fifteen oh one and then i guess they were doing

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it so much that authorities were like whoa this is

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too much you know You guys need to slow down

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You know they decreed this thing that they were you

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know announcing to everyone to please stop doing this and

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people would stop doing it And so they tried to

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take the statue and you know clean it off and

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stuff like that and put borders and things around it

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the kind of guard it and then people started putting

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it on other statues that was happening to more famous

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statues things that definitely shouldn't have been written on And

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so authorities saw that were like okay maybe we spoke

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too soon do what you want with a pass key

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no statue and start putting things on there But the

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one thing that they didn't ever know is what the

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statue wass who was that a statue of and how

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did the name passkey no come about Well come to

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think of it they said something to the effect of

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that it was a cobbler who was like hey this

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looks like a good pass key no statue when it's

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stuck and so they're using it calling koski no is

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getting more and more famous And then finally somebody figures

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out what the statue really is and it's a statue

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Of mental ahas But by now it's already too late

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because it's become more famous is pass kino than it

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would have ever been as minal aaa's So that's the 00:03:01.403 --> [endTime] rome's passkey No ancient statue boom