Facebook By Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg, a name less well known than Facebook, is actually the creator of this most vibrant communication device. Instead of just graduating from Harvard and enjoying the success that a Harvard diploma would bring, he chose to develop his own company at the age of 19. In six years time, Facebook has attracted over 500 million users. In other words, one out of every dozen of people has an account on this social network. They speak 75 languages and collectively spend more than 700 billion minutes on the site every month. Another miraculous quality about Facebook is that it is one of the fastest growing companies in history. Its membership is currently growing at a rate of about 700,000 people a day (Kirkpatrick, 11). How did a 19 year-old…show more content…
From the point when he began to have the idea of creating Facebook, he has never stopped maintaining, upgrading, and innovating his site. Just as Thomas A. Edison said in his famous quote, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”, Facebook’s success is not only made possible by his talent and intelligence but also his willingness to invest a tremendous amount of time and full concentration in developing it. The author of the book The Facebook Effect described, “On January 11th 2004, Zuckerberg went online and paid Register.com thirty-five dollars to register a web address for Facebook and by the end of May, Facebook was already operating at thirty-four schools and had almost 100,000 users (Kirkpatrick, 42).” In addition, when the author depicted Zuckerberg’s days as he was developing the network, he said, “Sleep was never a priority. If he wasn’t at the whiteboard, he was hunched over the PC at his desk, hypnotized by the screen (Kirkpatrick, 29).” The perseverance that Mark Zuckerberg had while turning his visions into reality is what every successful person has. While other teenagers of his age still didn’t have a clear picture of what they wanted to do after university, Zuckerberg was already determined to pursue programming as his career. He explained during an interview for the Time Magazine, “I just want to focus on what we…show more content…
Besides majoring in computer science, Mark Zuckerberg also majored in psychology when he was at HarvardUniversity. He explained to Time Magazine, “I was always interested in how those two things combined (Grossman, 46).” He knows and understands a remarkable amount about other people’s thoughts and behaviors as the interviewer of Time Magazine wrote, “There are other people who code as well as Zuckerberg, but none get the human psyche the way he does (Grossman, 46).” He knows what people want and are interested in. The greatest example is his idea of Facebook. He says “Most of what Facebook is about is seeing how people were connected through mutual references. Also it was a very basic communications tool, aimed at solving the simple problem of keeping track of your friends and what is going on with them (Kirkpatrick, 26).” Zuckerberg had the insight that people would be hooked by a website that allows them to connect with friends in such a close way, and it worked. Where as earlier entrepreneurs looked at the Internet and saw a network of computers, Zuckerberg saw a network of people. He proved successfully that computer science and psychology, these two disparate subjects could be interrelated and could create something
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