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(From Western Morning News)
Spot the odd one out: Bill Gates, Andrew Haglington and Mark Zuckerberg.
Oh, you guessed.
Andrew's fame and wealth don't compete, respectively, with the founder of Microsoft or the man behind Facebook.
But had things turned out a little differently when the Devon man was at the forefront of the social networking revolution he, not Zuckerberg, might have been the one sitting on a business worth GBP60 billion this month.
Flashback to 1997 and Andrew invented social networking, when he set up the Devon Social Group as a website where people could meet for fun using their own names - revo l u -tionary at the time.
He was years ahead of Facebook - the global giant did not accept members outside Harvard University, where it was founded, until 2006. It sounds an unlikely tale but the British Library is convinced.
"They asked permission to save our website forever as one of important historical significance," says Andrew.
So what went wrong? It seems the world, or Devon at least, wasn't ready for the phenomenon.
After a couple of years Andrew had to take the website down. "Some people used it to argue and insult each other," he says. "Other people didn't like sharing pictures and being talked about."
But, while the …