FOUNDER AND CEO OF FACEBOOK
In today’s world of globalization, there has been fast movement of goods services and information. Internet has revolutionized the way of communication. Social networking has become a main aspect of communication. The first name which strikes with social networking is Facebook that connects people throughout the world and this wonderful opportunity of connection is given to the world by Mark zuckerberg.
Mark zuckerberg was born on 14th May 1984 at white Plains. New York to dentist Edward Zuckerburg and psychiatrist karen kompner. He was the second of four children and the only son in the family. He was jewish by birth but later became an atheist. He enjoyed developing computer programs related to communication and games from childhood. His teachers described him as programming prodigy. He built a software named ZuckNet at a very young age allowing all computers between the house and his father’s dental office to communicate with each other. His father even installed the messenger at his clinic’s computer. Hence said that “when kids of his age played computer games, Mark created them’’ His father hired a tutor David Newman who gave him private lessons for computers.
Mark joined Harvard University which further led to the innovation of facemash and facebook. In his application to Harvard University he listed French, Hebrew, latin and ancient Greek as languages he could read and write. He created a site Facemash by hacking the database of Harvard University, where students uploaded their profile. He along with his friends /college roommates started facebook from dormitory rooms in 2004.
The motive was to remain in touch with each other. Hence, Mark also had to face legal battle from his roommates, who allerged him of stealing idea of Harvard connection. com. But Mark always believed in saying that’’ people with big dreams will always have doubter accept them. infact welcome them with open arm. mark met his wife Priscilla Chan at a fraternity party during his sophomore year at Hardvard. On 19th May 2012 Zuckerberg and Chan tried knots in Zuckerberg’s backyard. Later in 2015 they were blessed with a healthy baby girl who they named Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.
The journey of Zuckerberg’s success could be seen from his life events of becoming billionaire at the age of 23. He was made ‘person of the year’of times in 2010 and was included in 100 most wealthiest people in the world. There is a film by David fincher ‘The social Network’ that released in 2010 depicting the success story of facebook. In 2011 ’The jerusalem’ post an Israeli newspaper named him as one of the most influential jewish person of their religion. By facebook Mark shot to fame as it has now became everyone’s tool of choice for connecting with their friends loved one’s meeting new people. India itself has 118 million users of facebook.
Mark’s professional success does not halt at facebook but he also chained and took over the social messenger ‘Whatsapp’for $ 22 billion. He did so to make the world more open and connected. He also marked a milestone of success on application of Instagram in $ 1 billion.
Mark also has a free hand and is known for his philanthropic work. Mark’s contribution in supporting various social causes is commendable. He supported LGBT group on facebook by changing his profile picture to tricolor for support of Digital India initiative to bridge digital divide. It was Mark Juckerberg who came up with internet. org which is now free basics offering free services like news,maternal health ,travel,local governmental information.
Facebook was founded and introduced to provide service to billions across the world as an objective to serve people and improve their lives. This initiative by Mark zuckerberg has the support of Reliance communication as a business partner but the grounds of service is alleged to violate the net neutrality principles. It is called to create ‘Walled Garden’.
Mark’s future vision are also revolutionary when he say’s future is full of artificial intelligence,telepathy,virtual reality. He also talked of future use of tiny DNA robots, beam internet down from sky. With birth of his daughter Maxima He wrote letter to daughter where he talks about parent’s responsibility to make world better place for their children. Mark proves to be live inspiration of innovation for connecting people for all ranging from business tycoon’s leaders parents children and every human being living on this earth.