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  1. 1. Facebook, behind the scenes;Biography of Mark Zuckerberg<br />Michael Lymberis 100600108<br />Joyce sule 100646317<br />April 16th 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Topics Covered<br /> Who invented Facebook?<br /> What is Facebook?<br /> Mark Zuckerberg<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Who Invented Facebook?<br />At the age of 19 Mark Zuckerberg invented a social network called Facebook<br />Mark co founded Facebook with three Harvard classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What is Facebook?<br />It is a social networking Site for<br />Lost Friends<br />Colleagues<br />And anyone else<br />4<br /><ul><li> Facebook is used to share pictures, life stories, status changes make and keep contacts and for fun</li></li></ul><li>What is Facebook? (cont.)<br />5<br /> Are you one of the 350 million (numbers from 2009) Facebook users in the world today? <br /> Some of the different applications that Facebook has incorporated are :<br />Photos - Adding friends<br />Groups - Instant messaging<br />Events - Private messaging<br />Status updates - Adding personal info.<br />
  5. 5. Facebook<br />Facebook employs over 800 workers<br />Facebook is considered a threat to Google and has refused to sell the company despite repeated tempting offers.<br />May 24th 2007 is the date in which the development platform for Facebook was introduced for programmers to be able to make their own applications.<br />
  6. 6. Mark Zuckerberg<br />Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on may 14th 1984 in New York where he lived and was raised<br />His dad is a dentist and his mom is a psychiatrist , he is the second of four children in his family <br />He went to Phillips Exeter Academy and Ardsley high school and attended Harvard but never graduated<br />7<br />
  7. 7. Mark Zuckerberg (Cont.)<br />Mark is said to be shy when<br /> talking about himself.<br />Facebook was not the first program that Mark invented<br />Communication program<br />RISK game<br />Synapse a smart music player<br />8<br />Figure 1, this is a picture of <br />Mark himself<br />
  8. 8. Mark Zuckerberg (Cont.)<br />The Facebook idea came from Phillips Exeter academy's tradition of printing a yearbook known as the Facebook<br />The launching of Facebook happened on February 4th 2004 from his dorm room<br />Peter Thiel, a Germen-American was the first to invest in Mark Zuckerberg`s company<br />
  9. 9. Mark Zuckerberg (Cont.)<br />Microsoft also invested in facebook with a 1.6% holding in the company<br />As of January 2010 Mark is the youngest self made business man worth more than a billion dollars<br />Also said to be one of the most influential people of 2008<br />10<br />
  10. 10. Summary<br />The inventor of Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg<br />The idea of Facebook was taken from someone else<br />Facebook has aprox. 350 million users and everyone has or at least has heard of facebook<br />11<br />
  11. 11. Any Questions <br /> or Comments?<br />12<br />
  12. 12. SOURCES (MLA STYLE).<br />“Add Facebook Inventor Mark Zuckerberg to ‘young genius’ list”. Web Log Post. Art of Innovation, 16th Aug. 2007. Web. 3 mar. 2010.<br />“ABC’s 60minutes with Mark Zuckerberg”. Youtube .com 13 Jan 2008. Web. 3 Mar 2010.<br />MCGirt, Ellen. “Hacker. Dropout. CEO.” Fast 1 may 2007. Web. 3 Mar 2010.<br />“Mark Zuckerberg”. Wikipedia. Web. 3 Mar. 2010.<br />Quinn, James, us biz ed. “Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg in ‘no rush’ to Float”. 4 Mar 2010. Web. 5 Mar 2010.<br />Kafka, Peter. “ Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Opens up (And Wants You to Do it, Too). <br />
  13. 13. SOURCES (MLA STYLE).<br />All Things Digital: MediaMemo. The wall Street Journal: Digital Network. 11 Dec. 2009. Web. 3 Mar. 2010.<br />Hudson, John. “The Duplicitous Deeds of Mark Zuckerberg”. The Atlantic 5 Mar. 2010. Web. 5 Mar. 2010.<br />Markoff, John. “Who Founded Facebook? A New Claim Emerges”. The New York Times:Technology,, 1 Sept. 2007. Web. 3 Mar. 2010.<br />Figure 1,<br />Slide Background pictures 1, 2 and 3 .<br />