Mark Zuckerberg is an American Computer programmer, Philanthropist, and Internet Entrepreneur born May 14, 1984, best known as one of five co-founders of the most popular Social Network website Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook with a personal wealth estimated to be $33.1 billion as of July 2014.
Zuckerberg together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms, but shortly in 2007, the group introduced Facebook onto other campuses nationwide.
Facts about Facebook
Facebook is an online Social Networking Service having its headquarters in Mexico Park, California. The social networking service was founded on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students.
Membership to Facebook was initially restricted to Harvard College Students only, but within the first month, more than half the students at Harvard College registered on the networking service. Facebook expanded to the Universities of Columbia, University of Stanford, and Yale and later opened to all Ivy League colleges, Boston University, New York University, and gradually expanding globally.
Mark Zuckerberg top Inspirational Quotes
“If Facebook were a country, it would be the 8th most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan.”
” All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school – my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.”
” The question isn’t ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?”
” I just think people have a lot of fiction, But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computer for six years and coded.”
“You don’t get 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”
“I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.
” The biggest risk is not taking any risk in a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
” I don’t have an alarm clock. If someone needs to wake me up, then I have my Blackberry next to me.”
“It’s not because of the amount of money. For me and my colleagues, the most important thing is that we create an open information flow for people. Having media corporations owned by conglomerates is just not an attractive idea to me.”
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”
“Openness, making things that help people connect and share what’s important to them, revolutions, information flow, minimalism.”
“The thing that I really care about is making the world more open and connected. What that stands for is something that I have believed in for a really long time. Open means having access to more information, right? More transparency, being able to share things and have a voice in the world.”
Mark Zuckerberg said; “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.”
“I believe that over time, people get remembered for what they build, and if you build something great, people don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie… they care about what you build.”
I think as a company if you can get those two things right having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff then you can do pretty well.”
“[Facebook] is shaping a broader web. If you look back for the past five or seven years, the story about social networking has really been about getting people connected… But if you look forward to the next five years, I think that the story people are going to remember five years from now isn’t how this one site was built; it is how every single service that you use is now going to be better with your friends.”
“We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re passionate about. What we really look for when we’re interviewing people is what they’ve shown an initiative to do on their own.”
So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure. I am not going to get fired if we have a bad year. Or a bad five years. I don’t have to worry about making things look good if they’re not. I can actually set up the company to create value.”
“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’… Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time. And that’s what this company is.”
“I know it sounds corny, but I’d love to improve people’s lives, especially socially… Making the world more open is not an overnight thing. It’s a ten-to-fifteen-year thing.”
“At Facebook, we’re inspired by technologies that have revolutionized how people spread and consume information. We often talk about inventions like the printing press and the television by simply making communication more efficient, they led to a complete transformation of many important parts of society. They gave more people a voice. They encouraged progress. They changed the way society was organized. They brought us closer together.”
“The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better and that nothing is ever complete. They just have to go fix it — often in the face of people who say it’s impossible or are content with the status quo… There’s a hacker mantra that you’ll hear a lot around Facebook offices: ‘Code wins arguments.”
“We do not give advertisers data when they’re advertising in our system. I think that’s one of the most misunderstood things about how the system works.”
“People assume that we’re trying to be cool. I find that interesting. I was like, that’s never been my goal, I’m the least cool person there is. Maybe electricity was cool when it first came out, but pretty quickly people stopped talking about it because it’s not the new thing.”
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“I don’t view Facebook and the desire and need to be connected as a First World thing. I think this is something that should be very fundamental to the world. As the largest Internet service, I think we’re in a good position to help lead that and push that forward, and we want to help get the next 5 billion people on the Internet and connect.”
“The more I looked into it, the more unfair this seemed. Silicon Valley is a pretty idealistic place so when I started talking to my other tech company CEO friends and trying to get Forward.us started, I was touched by the response. They all care about this issue. Helping out 11 million undocumented immigrants is a bigger problem than the high skill that companies face.”
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