The man who is known by millions, the person that connected everyone, is going to be the subject of my blog today.
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Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984, in White Plains, New York. He was interested in computers from a young age, and was programming various programs in his free time, all the way through high school. After graduating in 2002, Mark Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard, and was notorious for being one of the best software developers there. During his time there, he created several programs, one of the more famous ones known as Facemash. Facemash was a program that had a database of student photos, and picked photos at random, allowing students to vote on which was more attractive. Facemash was eventually shut down by the school, but not before it became wildly popular.
Mark Zuckerberg eventually started a website while at Harvard, called The Facebook, which grew to be a multi-billion dollar company. He dropped out of college to continue work on Facebook.
After, Mark’s website got a name change, dropping the “The”, giving it the name we see today. I was interested to research Mark Zuckerberg, because I was curious about how his website grew to be used by over 1.2 billion users. Unheard of 20 years ago, Facebook has become a common account that everyone has, making Mark Zuckerberg and his associates some of the youngest billionaires ever.
Facebook has become normal in people’s lives, and has revolutionized how we communicate. Through this study, I am hoping to learn about how people communicate and how our lives have changed in these years.