Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

‡ Founder, CEO & President of Facebook ‡ His net worth is $12.5 billion +

White Plains, NY ‡Grew up in Dobbs Ferry, NY ‡Parents Ed & Karen Zuckerberg ‡Father a dentist; mother a physician ‡Attended Ardsley High School ‡Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (a private boarding school in NY)

‡Born May 14, 1984

‡ In 2010,he was named ³Time Magazine¶s Person of the year´ ‡ He announced $100 million donation to an educational charity. ‡ More than 175 million people use Facebook. ‡ Fresh faced entrepreneur launched Facebook from Harvard dorm room in 2004

y While attending Exeter
- developed a program to assist workers in his father s office to better communicate - built a version of the game Risk
http://www.boardgamecentral.com/games/risk.html

- built a music player named Synapse
http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=681755

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Microsoft & AOL tried to purchase Synapse & recruit Zuckerberg

y While at Harvard University y February 4, 2004, at the age of 19

- took the concept of the annual student directory of headshots at Exeter and did the same for Harvard, but then sent them via the Internet to fellow Ivy League schools; within 3 months, 45 schools and over 100,000 people were using Facebook - roommate Dustin Moskovitz assisted in launching Facebook

Referring to the annual student directory at Exeter The front cover says "The Photo Address Book but we all called it "The Facebook" all the time because "The Photo Address Book" was such a mouthful. Thus, Facebook became a trademark word.

y Zuckerberg, himself was always in a social circle y Wanted to create a site for social networking y Wanted the site to be one that people of all

ages would find useful in their lives and would be able to connect with others.
SIGNIFICANCE OF FACEBOOK IN TODAYS BUSINESS WORLD
y y y

Networking utility Cash flow status through its advertising Product/Business awareness

y Over 330 million members y 4th largest website y 3 billion+ minutes are spent (or wasted) on

FACEBOOK - every day y Zuckerberg is the world s youngest billionaire . y In 2007, Zuckerberg sold 1.6% stake of Facebook to Microsoft for $240 million y Zuckerberg dropped out of college

y Be open to change without losing sight of your goals. y Strive towards building communities. y Engage people.

y People yearn for true friendships. y Embrace technology. y Pay attention to trends. y Embrace technology. y Pay attention to trends. y Be kind to all, never underestimate anyone. y Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer

y Have passion

y No matter who we are or become,

don·t be an a-hole. y Simplicity & community y Do not be afraid to ask the questions. y Dream big and think long term. y Ideas change the world. y Invest wisely.

y http://www.facebook.com/markzuckerberg?_fb_noscr

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Facebook can be a useful way to stay in touch with friends and meet new people in a time when technology is such a popular means of communication.

I did not know much about Facebook until this project. I was not aware of how students used it and how frequently they do so. I now realize how widespread its use is, and given the shear amount of time and energy that students devote to it, it is bound to affect their lives in some way. Whether positively or negatively, this remains to be seen.

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