Meet: Mark Zuckerberg

The Inventor of Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg


Birth and Death Information:

Date of Birth: May 14, 1984
Place of Birth: Dobbs Ferry, New York

Date of Death: Mark is still alive today.

Family Information:


Family Members
Mark's father, Edward, worked as a dentist. His mother, Karen, was a phychaitrist. Mark also had three sisters: Randi, Donna, and Arielle.
Places He Lived
Mark lived in New York, and then moved to New Hampshire to attend Phillips Exeter Academy before attending Harvard.


Education, Hobbies, and Jobs:


Mark was interested in computers from when he was very young. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, and then attended Harvard University. As a sophomore in college, he created Facebook with a couple of other students.


Significant Events that Impacted His Life:

A significant event that impacted Mark's life is that there are still legal issues over whether or not he stole some of his friends' ideas for the social networking website that Mark developed into Facebook.

By: Elizabeth Wehrkamp




Carlson, Nicholas. "At Last-- The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded." Businessinsider.com. 5 Mar. 2010. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3.

The author, Nicholas Carlson, is the Deputy Editor of Business Insider. The information's currency is March 5th, 2010. The purpose of the website is to provide information about how Facebook was founded. The website contains lots of valid information and many hyperlinks that all work. I used this site because it gave me the information about Mark's invention and education.




A&E Television Networks. "Mark Zuckerberg Biography." Biography.com. 23 Sep. 2010. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. http://www.biography.com/articles/Mark-Zuckerberg-507402.


The sponsor, A&E Television Networks, is home to many of today's television channels. The currency of the information is September 23rd, 2010. The purpose of this website is to inform the reader about the life of Mark Zuckerberg. The website contains very useful information and hyperlinks to other sites containing information. I used this site to find Mark's hobbies, his birthdate, and what he did in the process of inventing Facebook.


 Vargas, Jose A. "The Face of Facebook." The New Yorker. 15 Sept. 2010. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/09/20/100920fa_fact_vargas.

The author, Jose Antonio Vargas, writes for the New Yorker Magazine. The currency of the information is September 15th, 2010. The purpose of this website is to provide the reader information about the life of Mark Zuckerberg. The website contains valid information with links that provide more information about the author. I used this site to find information about Mark's family.



Mark Zuckerberg is one of the creators/inventors of Facebook.
Education
Mark attended Harvard and that is were he invented facebook. It wasn’t always facebook though it was originally a website that was basically a student directory and a website to share files.. Harvard at the time didn’t have a student directory so Mark hacked into the systems and got the information to create one. The school found out and threatened to expel him but the charges were dropped. Later Mark dropped out of Harvard.
Quick Facts
 175 million people use facebook each day
 500 million people have a facebook
 facebook was invented in February 2004
 the average user has around 130 friends

Problems

The main problems that Facebook has had are privacy and what people put up on Facebook. Other than that there were not really any significant problems.
Affects on society, positive and negative

I think that Facebook can have both a positive and negative effect on society. Some of the positive things are that if you lost contact with someone you can most likely find them on Facebook. Also some adults use it to find old class mates or relatives. The negative part is probably the fact that if you don’t set your page as private anyone can see your information. Another problem is that it is just another opportunity to bully or be mean to someone.

By: Elizabeth Thompson




Citations:

Way, By The. "Facebook | CrunchBase Profile." CrunchBase, The Free Tech Company Database. Facebook, 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://www.crunchbase.com/company/facebook.

"Statistics | Facebook." Welcome to Facebook. Facebook, 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics.
The author of this website is the makers of Facebook. The website does not say when it was exactly published but it was in 2010, so it was recent. The purpoe of this website is to give information about Facebook and its history. I know this website has valid information about Facebook because the Facebook makers posted it. I used this website for Facebook history.

175 Million People Use Facebook Every Day - Softpedia." Latest News - Softpedia. 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://news.softpedia.com/news/175-Million-People-Use-Facebook-Every-Day-133744.shtml
. The author, Lucian Parfeni currently writes for the Webmaster section and covers the linex catagory as well. This website was published on February 1st, 2010. The purpose of this website is to inform people about different facts. This website contians valid information and working hyperlinks that expand on the topic. I used this site to find inforamation about the beginning of Facebook and how many people use it.

"Zuckerberg Makes It Official: Facebook Hits 500 Million Members." TechCrunch. 21 July 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010.
http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/21/facebook-500-million/.
The author of this website is Robin Wauters, she writes blogs about different topics. This blog was published on July 21st, 2010. The purpose of this website was to write different facts about Facebook, and to inform people about different topics. This website contains valid information and working hyperlinks that expand on different information about the topic. I used this website to find information about the problems about Facebook, and about Marks education.

"Facebook Information and History." Facebook Information Center - Fcbkinfo.com. 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://fcbkinfo.com/.


Elliott. "10 Fascinating Facebook Facts." Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide. 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://mashable.com/2010/07/22/facebook-facts/.

The author of this blog is Amy-Mae Elliott, she is a blog writer for the topics of gadgets, techolagy, and online news. This blog was published September 15th 2010, so the information is really recent. The perpose of this blog is to inform people about different topics including Facebook. I know this site has valid information because it contians working hyperlinks that expand and tell more about the topics she writes on. I used this website to get information about the website Facebook.


 Additional Facts:


Major Events and Accomplishments of Life: Mark has been made famouse throughout the world. He has been talked about by everyone, and included in the film The Social Network. The film is all about the creation of Facebook and how it affects our lives today.
What Makes this Person Special?
Mark Zuckerberg is special because he invented Facebook when he was only in college, and it is one of the biggest social networking websites today.

Contributions Mark has Made to Society:
Zuckerberg donated 100 million dollars to schools in the city of Newark this year. This is just one example of his donations.

Interesting Facts:
Mark is the world's youngest billionaire.
He paid 65 million dollars to close on whether he stole the idea of Facebook from his friends.
On Facebook, there are more than 60 million status updates each day.
There are over 3 billion pictures uploaded to the site every month.
More than 3.5 million events are made every month.
The average Facebook user sends eight friend requests per month.



Citations:

Gruber, Frank. "The Social Network Shows Mark Zuckerberg’s Relentless Entrepreneurial Drive To Do Something Big." Techcocktail.com. 3 Oct. 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://techcocktail.com/the-social-network-movie-review-2010-10.
The author, Frank Gruber, is an entrepreneur and new media journalist. The information was published on October 3rd, 2010. The purpose of this website is for Frank to share his opinions and give us information. This site provides reliable information and hyperlinks to other websites about the movie. I used this site to find some major events and accomplishments in Mark's life after creating Facebook.


Wee, Willis. "34 Interesting Facebook Statistics And Facts." Penn Olson. 2 Dec. 2009. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://www.penn-olson.com/2009/12/02/25-interesting-facebook-statistics-and-facts/.

Willis Wee is the co-founder of Penn Olson and an entrepreneur since he was 19. The currency of this site is December 2nd, 2009. The purpose of this site is to provide facts about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The site provides real facts and links to other related articles. I used this website to find interesting additional facts about our topic.

Berenger, Christopher. "Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the News for Education Donations, Movie 'The Social Network'" Associatedcontent.com. 24 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5823570/facebook_and_ceo_mark_zuckerberg_in.html?cat=15.

The author, Christopher Berenger, is a writer, journalist, and media professional. The information was published on September 24th, 2010. The purpose of this website is to announce Mark Zuckerberg's donation and to expand on that topic with detailed information and links to other sources. I used this site to find ways that Zuckerberg has contributed to our society.