publication date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Internet

clue: Your only flicker of hope with this goo may be to guess on a hunch.

explanation: Fake co-founded the web services Flickr and Hunch. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn

Mothers of Invention: These pioneering women in technology have saved the world from war, climate change, and boredom online with their contributions to modern inventions.

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