365. Mark Zuckerberg: The Social Revolutionist

The next time you decide to check your page to see if you have any new , likes, or just to see what your friends up to, you can thank Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg the man who changed the way people keep touch with each other. He literally changed the .

Born in White Plains, New York on May , 1984, Zuckerberg developed an interest in computer programming an early age. When he was just 12 old, he had developed a working messaging system his father Edward used in his dental office. had many friends who were artists, and they come by and draw pictures for Mark. He then design a computer game based on the drawn. In high school, Zuckerberg developed a music program that drew interest from several large companies. enrolled into Harvard University in 2002, where he his first social networking site for students only. site was very popular, but it was shut by the school for being inappropriate.

During his year at Harvard, Zuckerberg began working on Facebook, site that allowed its users to create a , share photos, and communicate with other members. He out his sophomore year to dedicate his work his site. He moved his operation to Palo , California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had more than 1,000,000 members.

Zuckerberg's rise to the has not been without controversy. Some of his peers claimed he stole their ideas, and filed against Zuckerberg. The case was settled, but it to be an issue. Facebook today generates more $1.5 billion in net revenues today.



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