Mark Zukerberg, Creator of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

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Biography:

Mark Zuckerberg is among America's most famous computer programmers and entrepreneur, not to mention #35 on Forbes worldwide billionaires, #9 most powerful person, and #14 on the Forbes 100 list ( [http://www.forbes.com/profile/mark-zuckerberg/] ).

Early Life

Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York on May 18th, 1984. He was one of four children born to Edward and Karen Zuckerberg. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he excelled in science, classical studies, and fencing.

Harvard and the beginning of Facebook

While at Harvard, Mark was majoring in computer science and sociology. He belonged to the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. His first social networking experiment was called "Facemash" and allowed college students to rate other students based on attractiveness. This site was quickly taken down because of a violation of student's privacy.

Career

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Mark Zuckerberg launched "The Facebook"1 from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. After including only Harvard students as users on his new site, Mark quickly spread to schools such as Penn State, Brown, Stanford, and Yale. Mark saw an evergrowing field of social networking; citi_time_spent_online_q3_2011.png

**Legal Complications**

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Problems incuded privacy, child safety, and hate speech.

Facebook Today

Facebook reaches a peak of users every day, and they are now in business with shows such as Top Gear and American Idol.

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