Friday, January 2, 2009

Mark Zuckerberg

While getting ready to write today's post I made a stop at my favorite procrastinating website: Facebook. So today we honor Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the free access, social networking website Facebook.

Zuckerberg first launched Facebook on February 4, 2004 in his dorm room at Harvard University. Zuckerberg was 19 years old. Within the first month of its launch, over half the students at Harvard were using the new website. Facebook was originally limited to Harvard students but after experiencing huge success, he expanded the site to other Ivy League colleges, then to all colleges.

Members of Facebook can now join networks organized by school, region, city, and workplace. Zuckerberg's site allows for people to interact through seeing the profiles of others in their network, by adding friends, sending messages, and updating personal statuses. Facebook has over 140 million active users worldwide.

Zuckerberg is now the CEO of Facebook, Inc. In April 2008, comScore rated Facebook as the top online social networking site based on unique monthly hits, putting Facebook above its competitor MySpace.

Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and an entrepreneur. His website has made social networking easier and has made online social networking more popular than ever. The ease of keeping in contact with schoolmates, coworkers, conference friends, and many other people through Zuckerberg's Facebook has made my life as well as countless other peoples' lives richer.

Wikipedia: Facebook
Wikipedia: Mark Zuckerberg

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