Did you notice that Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page updated as he rang the Nasdaq bell Friday morning? Well, that was an "epic" hack.
It started with a lunchtime kibbitz and a Facebook post on Monday, Facebook software engineer David Garcia wrote on TechCrunch. Garcia said he posted on his Facebook page, "We should totally hack the button so it pushes an open graph action, 'Mark Rang the NASDAQ bell.'"
The very first comment was an unequivocal sign of approval from the big guy himself: "It would be epic if you pulled that off."
With that, Garcia got to work searching for the solution. Ultimately, he decided to connect the Nasdaq button to a mobile phone that was logged into Facebook. Simple in theory, but apparently a tad more complex in practice, Garcia wrote.