"I have recently met with a couple of upperclassmen here at Harvard that are planning to launch a site very similar to ours. If we don't make a move soon, I think we will lose the advantage we would have if we release before them. I've stalled them for the time being and with a break if you could send another $1000 for the facebook (sic) project it would allow me to pay my roommate or Jeff to help integrate the search code and get the site live before them. Please give me a call so that we can talk more about this."
Jan. 6, 2004 -- According to the alleged agreement, "The Face Book" was supposed to launch Jan. 1, 2004. In emails allegedly sent to Zuckerberg about the site's delay, Ceglia threatens to contact Zuckerberg's parents.
"You know perfectly well that you can't just take a persons (sic) investment and then spend it on women and beer or whatever you do up there in Harvard. I've been stalled long enough on this thing and if I don't see something soon (sic) I'll have no choice but to contact the school and perhaps your parents in Dobbs Ferry and let them know whats (sic) been going on.
Jan. 6, 2004 -- Zuckerberg's purported response:
"Threats to call my parents are uncalled for and unprofessional and you would be seriously violating our trust by doing so, I have done what I can with the small amount of money you have invested and I will have something live for you to view soon. Again I want to state that under no circumstances do you have my permission to contact my parents as they have nothing to do with my business and just because I am young doesnt (sic) mean I'm afraid of my parents (sic) response. Please do not contact them about this issue, they would probably just laugh you off anyway."
Feb. 3, 2004 -- According to the contract Ceglia claims Zuckerberg signed, he initially gave Zuckerberg $1,000 for 50 percent of the company, but was entitled to one percent more for each day the site launched after its Jan. 1, 2004 target date. In Ceglia's initial suit, he said he was owed 84 percent of the company. But in the new emails, Ceglia appears to waive this penalty and return to the 50/50 partnership (which is reflected in the amended suit).
"OK fine Mark 50/50 just as long as we start making some money from this thing."
Feb. 4, 2004 -- After Zuckerberg tells him the site is live, Ceglia allegedly suggests that he remove the "the" from the title of the site, making it simply "facebook.com." (According to Facebook's official timeline, the company didn't change its name from "thefacebook.com" to "Facebook" until August 2005. In the movie "The Social Network," this suggestion came from Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook and co-founder of Napster.)
"Congrats Mark! The site looks great, Just wondering if we might think of another title for it without the the, but plenty of time for that, I'll try and think of some names, I looked for weeks to finally find streetfax.com and that is how I named it, backwards from the availability, (sic) I'm sure you checked to see if just facebook.com was available?"
April 6, 2004 -- Zuckerberg apparently claims students are not interested in the site. (According to Facebook's official timeline, the social network spread to Stanford, Columbia and Yale in March 2004.)