All About: Facebook Creator Mark ZuckerbergTuesday 2nd of November 2010 11:59:06 PM
Mark Zuckerberg, is a developer and entrepreneur best known for being the creator of Facebook. To develop the network, Zuckerberg had the support of his fellow Harvard, the coordinator of Computer Science and Eduardo Saverin roommates, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. He is currently the youngest person listed on Forbes with a fortune valued at more than 4,000 million dollars.2
He studied at the Ardsley School first and Philips Exeter Academy later. In 2002, aged 19, launched with his friend Adam D'Angelo, the current chief technical officer of Facebook, Synapse Media Player. The success was notable because the program's ability to predict preference-based songs, and previous selections, the user. Different software companies like Microsoft or Apple, they wanted to get the rights, but finally signed a contract to respecto.3
He entered Harvard in 2003 and was part of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Began to develop programs like Coursematch, which allowed students to see the list of classmates, or web pages qualifier Facemash.com. But the Information Services Department at Harvard led to the administration Zuckerberg positions as information security infringement and violation of privacy policies and property intelectual.4
Harvard insisted that the young Zuckerberg had hacked the Internet of the university system to alter images without permission of the students for their own benefit , which was false. In an unauthorized biography about him, Zuckerberg suggests that, to feeling rejected as a student, made the list of the images of his university colleagues, which removed the Student Directory.
Zuckerberg said he thought the information should be free and open to the public. The actions taken by the Administrative Council of Harvard in this case is not made public. Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 and missed a year of college. A year later he left the race.
Apparently companies like Yahoo and Viacom, among others, tried to buy a successful Facebook. The member at the time Yahoo! Terry Semel, offered one billion dollars for Facebook, but the offer was rejected by its creator.
On October 24, 2007, Facebook and Microsoft announced that the latter had bought 1.6% of the shares of the network. Some have mentioned that Facebook valued the contract worth approximately 15,000 million, however, an extension of the relations between the two until 2011 would increase the price.
On May 24, 2007 Zuckerberg f8 during the Conference, announced the launch of Facebook Platform, a development environment for building social applications within Facebook. His speech was made in the style of Steve Jobs.5
After the release of the Platform of Facebook, Zuckerberg and Facebook ampliamante began to be popular in the press, including a story written by Newsweek6 in August.
The most influential of 2010
According to the magazine Vanity Fair, the famous founder of Facebook was shown at the top of the most influential people in the world of technology, beating big as Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., and Sergey Brin, Larry Page, founders of Google.