Mark Zuckerberg: The Entrepreneur Who Took Social Networking to the Next Level
By: Ashwathy Nair
Mark Zuckerberg, the man who came up with an idea that helped people to connect with each other around the world. Facebook has not just changed the entire social networking landscape but it has also been successful in the way how millions of people are communicating and keeping in touch with their dear ones.
Early Life of Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York, on May 14th, 1984. He was born to an educated family, being the second of four children and the only son to the family. Edward Zuckerberg is Marks’ father, he is a dentist who also had a dental practice next to the family house, and his mother, Karen Zuckerberg is a psychiatrist. Arielle, Randi and Donna are Mark’s three sisters and all of them were raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Mark at an early age had developed an interest in computer programming. At the age of twelve, Mark Zuckerberg had created a messaging program that was named ‘ZuckNet’, which was implemented by him as an inter-office communication system for his father’s dental practice.
He showed signs of success in his early age, due to which his parents hired a computer programming tutor at the time when he was still in high school in order to provide him with some private lessons. His parents made him enrolled in a prep school in Hampshire. There he showed excellent results in literature and science, also received a degree in classics. After getting graduated from prep school, Mark Zuckerberg enrolled himself at Harvard University.
The step towards success
At the time when Mark Zuckerberg was at Harvard University, he built programs like CourseMatch that helped students to choose their subjects according to the lists of courses from other users. The other program that he built was FaceMash, he created this by hacking the database of Harvard. Both the programs had become wildly popular, but it was supposed to be inappropriate due to which the university made it shut.
Mark Zuckerberg had partnered with his friends in order to create a social networking site. The website was only allowed within Harvard students to connect with each other. It officially went live in June 2004 and was named as “The Facebook”.
After the second year, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out from the college as his focus was to pursue Facebook for full-time. By the end of 2004, the website had reached to one million users. Facebook grew from a company that experienced various legal troubles to a company that is being used worldwide.
With the easiest way of communication, Facebook is a medium that helps you to connect with a family member or a friend that is far away from you. Since the inception of Facebook, it has come across many issues including settling of numerous lawsuits but it didn’t stop Facebook from growing.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook was successful in not only turning Facebook into a billion-dollar company before the age of thirty but also he made it all while being sued by his former colleagues and business partners.
After the extraordinary success of Facebook, the man behind the social media platform was being noticed by people. Mark Zuckerberg is also known as one of the most influential people in the world and, in terms of net worth, he is also one of the richest person.
Eight years ago, it all started with a coding project in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room and now that coding project made Mark being the Facebook owner. Facebook is known as the world’s largest social networking platform, which helps in connecting people. A single Facebook search will help you to reach someone who is far away.