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Status: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg… LIKED!

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. Mark Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age. He began teaching himself how to code before he had entered the sixth grade. After creating small games for his own amusement.

Earlier in life, Zuckerberg developed a music recommendation system called Synapse and a peer-to-peer client called Wirehog. However, he abandoned both to pursue new projects. Zuckerberg attended Harvard University and studied computer science before founding Facebook.

While at Harvard, Zuckerberg created Facemash, a website that compared students’ dorm photos side-by-side in a fashion similar to HOT or NOT. Harvard administration was not amused, and Zuckerberg faced subsequent disciplinary action. In September 2005, Mark Zuckerberg launched a high school version of Facebook.

That same year Zuckerberg’s enterprise received a huge boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Accel invested $12.7 million into the network, which at the time was open only to ivy league students. Zuckerberg’s company then granted access to other colleges, high school and international schools, pushing the site’s membership to more than 5.5 million users by December 2005.

In 2009, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth had dropped below $1 billion, his non-billionaire status wasn’t going to last. Now that “Facebook me!” and “friend me!” are expressions used in day-to-day life, we’re positive Facebook isn’t going anywhere. We have Mark to thank for the many hours we’ve neglected to spend in the 3D universe, but on the other hand, how boring would work be without a little Facebook time-out?

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  1. Sonya says:

    Hey baby brother,
    If you go I’m going to we can go together, I’m there with you!
    Sonya

  2. Hi mark, I have question about facebook, mine has been done since friday for maintenance and I am wondering if this is normal? I miss getting on everyday and connecting and playing my games. That is my relaxing time and now it is not happening.