ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Internet & the Web»
  • Social Networking

Story of Mark Zuckerburg, the inventor of Facebook

Updated on November 17, 2010

Childhood of Zuckerburg

  • Zuckerberg was born in a village called White Plains, New York.
  • His mother is a psychiatrist. Her name is Karen. And the father is a dentist called Edward. He has three sisters called Randi, Donna, and Arielle. He was brought up in a village called Dobbs Ferry, in New York.
  • Zuckerberg was raised Jewish, including becoming a Bar Mitzvah (as their rituals become age of 13) as a child; He entered his middle school.
  • Zuckerberg started programming when he was in middle school. His father taught him a basic programming language which is called Atari. This language was a pioneer programming source for most in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers in the 1990s.
  • Zuckerberg also took a graduate course in the subject at Mercy College nearby his home in the mid 1990s.
  • Software developer called David Newman was hired as his tutor in about 1995.
  • He enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games.
  • He studied at Ardsley High School where he excelled in the subjects like languages, literature, philosophy, history, art, archaeology and other culture subjects.

His path to Facebook

  • Before transferring in his junior year to Phillips Exeter Academy where he immersed himself in Latin.
  • He also designed and programmed a computer application system to help the workers in his father's office communicate. He built a version of the game Risk.
  •  Under the company name Intelligent Media Group, he was build a music player named as Synapse Media Player that used artificial intelligence to learn the user's listening habits, and it was posted to Slashdot and received a rating of 3 out of 5 from PC Magazine. Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase Synapse and recruit Zuckerberg,
  • But instead he went to Harvard College in September 2002 where he studied computer science and joined Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity. In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.

The Facebook

  • Mark Zuckerberg developed a site named as “thefacebook.com” in 2004 with his college roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. While he dramatically expanded Facebook's ad revenue and reach with his social media advertising platform,
  • Zuckerberg has come under fire for failing to balance the privacy concerns of Facebook users with Facebook's business impulse to share personal information with other websites for social media advertising purposes.
  • And now, Facebook is one of the largest web sites in the world, with more than 500 million monthly users. Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address can join Facebook.

  • Users can add friends and send them messages and even announcements, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.

  • A film called The Social Network in which Justin Timberlake will star, based on the founding Facebook, was released in last month, October 2010.

  • IN Vanity Fair magazine named Zuckerberg as number 1 on its 2010 list of the Top 100 "most influential people of the Information Age".
  • Zuckerberg was ranked number 23 on the Vanity Fair 100 list in 2009. In 2010, Zuckerberg was chosen as number 16 in New Statesman's annual survey of the world's 50 most influential figures.
  • At a fraternity party during his 2nd year of university, Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, who subsequently became his girlfriend in September 2010.

  • Chan is now a medical student, moved into Zuckerberg's rented Palo Alto house.

  • As of September 2010, Zuckerberg was studying Mandarin with a tutor in preparation for the couple's slated visit to China and possibly to help in setting up operations in China.

  • On Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan page, he listed his personal interests as, "openness, making things that help people connect and share what's important to them, revolutions, information flow, minimalism".

Hope this Article would be useful to anyone who finds details about succeeded personalities of our time....!!!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      LindiAditya 6 years ago

      hey dude, what an elegant concept.

      I love facebook. Because i found my love through it.

      Dear Mark Zuckerburg, no words say thanks.

      you should be next Nobel winner.

    • lakshanhere profile image
      Author

      Lakshan Thiranagama 6 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      @Lindi: Thanks for the compliments sis. :)

      Also i accept your idea. its a great inventory of our time.

    • profile image

      Sam 6 years ago

      he is so cool... and smart

    • profile image

      Hewjiko Rimz 6 years ago

      good article.

    • profile image

      Susmita Ghosh 6 years ago

      Wow! what a beautiful thing invented by you.Thanks Mark

      U r briliant........

    • profile image

      rana 5 years ago

      phemenol idea if i consider a single word

    • profile image

      kikki 5 years ago

      AWESOME!!!!

    • profile image

      bernie 5 years ago

      not cool dude....not cool..

    • profile image

      MollyTheDolly 5 years ago

      This sucks. The owner being sued for privercy concerns even tho he invented facebook? NOT COOL. Team BERNIE

    • profile image

      poopy 5 years ago

      you mean fired?..DUHH

    • profile image

      ILUVBIEBER 5 years ago

      i think um..molly ment fired. poopy, you have the BEST name ever. :) ily for that

    • profile image

      personwithbadnails24/7 5 years ago

      my nails are so pretty..

    • profile image

      nolady 5 years ago

      nooooo make me(;

    • profile image

      GessieGirlie 5 years ago

      Hi my name is Gessie and i'm in LOVE with you Mark! I'm 7 years old with pretty blonde hair and these weird pop like green. I LOVE YOUUUU MARRRRKKKKKKKK!!!!!

    • profile image

      markhaters 5 years ago

      chillll, hes ighttt. no need to go crazy for this berry lovely mannnn!! HES MINE!! BACK OFF!!!

    • profile image

      JessieTheGirlie 5 years ago

      HEY YOU MEAN IDIOT. BACKK OFF MY SISTER NOW. I'LL KILL YOU WHEN I FIND YOU IF YOU ARE MEAN TO HER, MARKHATER. SHE IS A LIL GIRL AND YOU ARE MEAN TO HER BY TAKING AWAY HER DREAM CRUSH. I'M 16 AND I'M NOT SCARED TO USE MY FIST.

    • profile image

      markhaters 5 years ago

      ighttt dude, just take a chill pill and, go on a journey to a place called, candy island!!

    • profile image

      GessieGirlie 5 years ago

      Don't hurt my sister you idiott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her SOOOOOOOOO much. She is my LIFELINE and we all know it :)

    • profile image

      GessieGirlie 5 years ago

      Mark Hater sucks, I am so pretty and he thinks Mark will hate me...

    • profile image

      Me 5 years ago

      I'm doing a project on inventors and I will do you cuz I love FACEBOOK

    • profile image

      tangkerock 5 years ago

      like some kind of

    • profile image

      Arun 5 years ago

      Its Cool

    • profile image

      INDU 5 years ago

      IT IS REALLY AMAZING!

    • profile image

      Aliza Albornoz 5 years ago

      Dear Mark: are you aware that your Facebook admins are harassing us? I was blocked for 14 days twice for friending suggested friends.... And I know of a number of people in facebook who have been blocked by the facebook admins, for anywhere from 7 days to 30 days for the same reason and even for friending people facebook suggested to them!!! PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS AND STOP THIS HARASSMENT and contradiction of your mission statement: connect with old friends and make new ones!!!!!!!!

    • lakshanhere profile image
      Author

      Lakshan Thiranagama 5 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      haha... :D

      nice comments,,

      thank you all anyway!!!!!!!

    • profile image

      Sachin tendulkar: 5 years ago

      I hav achieved my no.1 goal but mre than me ur great i did this by my hmely nd outwardly supporters but u startd alne by being insulted UR GREAT AND U R BEST MAN....!

    • profile image

      pia 5 years ago

      thnx to invent the facebook......i have found so many frndz after along tym....thnx alot

    • profile image

      Igeitunu 5 years ago

      That s a challenge 2 teenagers outthere neva 2 hide their talent

    • profile image

      Lil'rockzz 5 years ago

      Mark u r so awesome keep it up

    • profile image

      Gaz 5 years ago

      Marks a legend.

    • profile image

      kirtimaansinghsrinet@gmail.com 5 years ago

      hey Mark i wish u for u couple will be happy always.

    • profile image

      abhiyan khatiwoda 5 years ago

      how u got an idea to make facebok. Whatever people says 2 u but i says u r a brilleient guy dud.

    • profile image

      Ibik Bona 5 years ago

      Wow what a wonderful dude Mark! You're indeed a legend! God will always strengthen your intelligence!

    • profile image

      Karim 5 years ago

      You are simply great Mark. U have lotta things to give to our world.

      Karim.

    • profile image

      eram 5 years ago

      i want to be like him

    • profile image

      prasad bangal 5 years ago

      hatts of bro...........

    • profile image

      sujan sadhasanker 5 years ago

      i am really fan of urs

    • profile image

      Emeka 5 years ago

      Mark u have made people happy. Keep it up boyyyyyy.

    • profile image

      piyush 5 years ago

      its not abt wat u learn or wat u earn its all abt wat u do mark did a great job ***!

    • profile image

      Aman rza 5 years ago

      I than mark by my heart that he mad such gud sftware that i ned

    • profile image

      rakesh 5 years ago

      he had a great concept with that concept he is one of richest person in the world.In india last year one engineering has been byed by facebook for 75lakhs for one year he is the to get top most student to get that salary in the year

    • profile image

      keerat 5 years ago

      i like facebook

    • profile image

      rhoy luigi 5 years ago

      awesome social netwok

    • profile image

      name password 5 years ago

      ek numberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      ( awesome0

    • profile image

      Shakil Khan 5 years ago

      Hi dude,its cool. I love you very much mark.i wish you so glad to next....

    • profile image

      Javier 5 years ago

      Thanks for

      inventing Facebook

    • profile image

      sawraj singh 5 years ago

      u r awsme

    • profile image

      stshivamtripathi7@gmail.com 5 years ago

      I like ur things

    • profile image

      vishnusingroli 4 years ago

      thanx mark u facilate us

    • profile image

      Saif Ali Sharhan 4 years ago

      Seems to be grt invention bt litlle fuzzy zbout the misleading information that give by others ..so little concious abt the security of society...other than that grt help to fullfil our leisure time...

    • profile image

      chris 4 years ago

      in one word...AWESOME!!!

    • profile image

      Uzair Ahmed 4 years ago

      Awesome man

    • profile image

      Uzair Ahmed 4 years ago

      U r the man Mark Zukerberg

    • profile image

      fun 4 years ago

      facebook is awsome if you dont love it stop reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • profile image

      sunny 4 years ago

      great job mark, facebook is awsome..

    • profile image

      sunshine 4 years ago

      yeah.. facebook is awsome.. but can i ask? what's happening with the facebook? cause now i cannot view my account.. it's not hacked.. it's about that https.. many also have the same problem that i have.. can some help me please? i'm dying to view my account.. thanks..

    • profile image

      unknown:) 4 years ago

      u r fabulous person .........mark.....really admire u:)

    • profile image

      safar 4 years ago

      Mark...admire you for this graet job..

    • profile image

      ekta 4 years ago

      u are friends choice ............. awesome

    • profile image

      ishwari kumar sinha 4 years ago

      mark .....................you are genius....

    • profile image

      K.Chanukya Siva Madhav 4 years ago

      it's simply awasome

    • profile image

      zamani 4 years ago

      Welldone mark u the man

    • profile image

      Zaheer ....... 4 years ago

      Awesome Yaar ...... Good Job done by Mark .......

      I Like Facebook Very Much

    • profile image

      khan ubaid 4 years ago

      Zuckerberg i have no words to thanks..........

      GREAT JOB !

    • profile image

      PRISCILLA LOMAS 4 years ago

      my name is Priscilla and regardless what anyone says I like the fact that Facebook was invented, you helped me locate family that i get to keep in touch with who i haven't seen forever, and long lost friends..

      thanks mark much props to you and your team :)

    • profile image

      Hirak MJ'lover 4 years ago

      oh inventer you are a great inventer facebook

    • profile image

      Bosy 4 years ago

      very wonderful really

      at once .. U look good character

    • profile image

      rachel 4 years ago

      tnx for inventing facebook

    • profile image

      SIHLUMILE BANDILE 4 years ago

      WOW MAN GREAT WORK ON YOUR INVENTION U DONT KNOW MUCH I LOVE FACEBOOK NO WORDS TO SAY THANKS

    • profile image

      Hassan 4 years ago

      cool site I luv it

    • profile image

      flowersweetsweet90@yahoo.com 4 years ago

      O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I realy appreciate uuuuuu...........

    • profile image

      renu 4 years ago

      no words to say u dear....................................lots of thnxxxxxxxxxxxxx :)

    • profile image

      litzy 4 years ago

      omg that cool okei i like facebook is my drogs

    • profile image

      solobilal 4 years ago

      im addicted to fb

    • profile image

      kunle onisemo 4 years ago

      Keep, things up Mark I need more frm you

    • profile image

      Neeraj rukl 4 years ago

      I luv this site

      It is n ausam book like facebok

    • profile image

      ROHIT DEO 3 years ago

      U SUCH A GENNIES

    • profile image

      Faraaz 3 years ago

      Its good for those who use it properly ..

    • profile image

      indra pal 3 years ago

      Very very usefull soft..i lov it...

    • profile image

      SundaS 3 years ago

      HEY!Buddy that's a great app and I also love using FACEBOOK. if you don't mind so I want to know how you got this facebook idea?? what is your personal experisson about it??

    • profile image

      Christiana Stan 3 years ago

      I love fb.It was awesome......

    • profile image

      Dan 3 years ago

      I thought the twins on the rowing team invented Facebook and Mark Zuckerburg stole their idea, that's what the movie said, and if that wasn't true, then why didn't Zuckerburg sue them for releasing a movie that was defamatory toward him?? He certainly has enough money to do it? Always wondered that? I hear all these people lumping praise on him...according to the movie "The Social Network" which is the ONLY movie out there telling the story if the founding members of Facebook, one would believe it is truthful...with Zucks money why doesn't he have them make a movie telling HIS perspective of the founding of Facebook, or is he hoping to let sleeping dogs lie, because the way they replay movies over and over again, that movie is pretty much lodging into the American, it should I say, worldwide psychi ... Not good Zuck! Do you really want the only depiction that the masses see and history remember you as that movie portrays you...for your children thru your great great great grandchildren?? I think it way past time to call some movie script writers or write a book or something to maybe take a bit of the tarnish off that image that they are portraying of you in The Social Network? The movie is about to play again TOMORROW night... These kids will all grow up and start having a different perspective on the world and the people that wronged them in their lives, and your a sitting duck as the bad guy who stole the idea of some respectable twins that had a moral compass...just go ask some older businessmen and wonen who are honorable and not blinded by your wealth, and ask them how they feel about you after watching the movie. You would think with all the smart people you must have around you, excluding yes men and women, somebody somewhere might of mentioned this to you before...maybe they have and you decided it would just fade away...from where I'm standing...it won't...and all the money in the world is not worth losing respectability as the movie portrays...if you have made further amends to your best friend that financed the startup, then let people know this....I read he is worth 2.2 billion and that's nice...but share the wealth or better yet, do something good with some of that money....I heard on NPR today that the drug companies are going to charge $1,000 a pill for a new drug proven to CURE hepatitis C, to treat everyone in America and stop the spread would cost about $800 million, I don't have it but I'm sure it's hell, why not whip out that checkbook and really do some good buddy...that would go a long way in my book toward redemption, but hey...who am I...just a hard working man that gives what I can to St. Jude's or the homeless ...at least think about it buddy...if nothing else, think about the tax deduction. That's my 3 cents Mark, peace...Dan

    • profile image

      yas 3 years ago

      thanks for fb inventor.

    • profile image

      Durlov gogoi 3 years ago

      I u just amesome person plz add me...

    • profile image

      mohdsiaf 3 years ago

      I found my childhood friend ,through fb thanks mark for this.

    • profile image

      subhabratadas11@yahoo.in 3 years ago

      tnxs 4 Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

      really i m proud bcoz Gd thinking.

    • profile image

      Aayush Shah 2 years ago

      Thanx for inventing fb it is very much useful....

    • profile image

      donnemadrazo 2 years ago

      wat a smart idea dud.. nice 1mark ..

    • profile image

      cara membuat blog 2 years ago

      ooh this is amazing

    • profile image

      adarsh 2 years ago

      tnx dude............

    • profile image

      unknown# 2 years ago

      Never stop inventing dude...thumbs up 4u!!!...whn upgrade an invention or inventing somthng new,watch out 4those who can steal ur idea.But neva the less never stop#

    • profile image

      Mahnoor qaisar 2 years ago

      I really really appreciate u for this being wonderful idea abot fb I luv fb to mh zuckberg u r brilliant keep it up dude I'm u r big fan if God give me a chance to meet u then it's my good luck. I live in Pakistan city Lahore .

    • profile image

      Huda 2 years ago

      u are a great men

    • profile image

      mohammed al dhaheri 2 years ago

      why you didn't make a communicating for children

    • profile image

      muzi 2 years ago

      u great

    • profile image

      imtiaz khan 2 years ago

      I appreciate your talent

    • profile image

      shoeb shaikh 2 years ago

      how gr8 u are mark zuskerberg

      becoz u maked an outstanding website facebook.

      i appreciate u in this work buddy.

      #shoeb_like_this

    • pamela medane profile image

      pamela medane 2 years ago

      Ill say that it was all because of his hard efforts than too happen only with help of his friends who helped him and wonderful creation SERIOUSLY!!!

    • profile image

      Fozia Naz 2 years ago

      U great Mark Superb.....

    • profile image

      suman gayn 24 months ago

      Hey. Are you man? I think you are not man. you are superman.i like facebook very much. So plz make a better software then facebook.god bless you.

      Friend.

    • profile image

      Milan 24 months ago

      i like facebook most

    • profile image

      mamudu sayon 23 months ago

      I read appreciate whoever, that invented FACEBOOK

    • profile image

      aman 22 months ago

      Fantastic job

    • profile image

      Sîdhårth Sethy 22 months ago

      Zukerberg. first i will say many many thanks to u for invent of fb.i like fb.god bless u.

    • profile image

      joel bito tukana 20 months ago

      Mark you are a genius, uniquely talented!! What an invention...your invention has influenced many lives on planet earth!!

    • profile image

      Your Name 19 months ago

      F***k

    • profile image

      Henrietta Speer 19 months ago

      My husband Charles C Speer ask me to go on Facebook with him,took a lot of encouragement from him,but I did,he took very sick, 3 years ago,but he watched me happy making friends,and not so lonely,my husband died,11/20/15 with me holding him,his kids hardly visit,his granddaughters hardly knowing him,to hurt me they ask his Facebook be put memorial,and without asking me,you up and took from me,my husband was my soulmate,my world,all I have left is pictures and memories,Facebook was Charlie's idea,he wanted me to make friends and connect to others,please give me his Facebook back....PLEASE

    Click to Rate This Article