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While attending Georgia Southern University in 2006, Putnam and two friends (Marcel Laverdet and Kyle Stoneman) wrote a computer worm that spread throughout Facebook. The worm used cross-site scripting to change users profiles to resemble MySpace, and deleted some contact details. The worm was eventually traced back to Putnam, and caught the interest of Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. Moskovitz consequently offered him an interview, and several months later, Putnam moved to Menlo Park, California to begin working at Facebook.
During his four years with the company, Putnam created the site's video application and helped improve the photo uploader, before leaving Facebook in 2010. Today his face is one of the available emoticons in Facebook chat, evaluated from
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