Mark Zuckerberg biography
Zuckerberg showed signs of intelligence from an early age, and, in particular, an interest in programming. An unusual hobby it may seem, the New York born Mark found himself spending his spare time developing different kinds of computer programs, with a particular emphasis on communication channels.
One of the early creations of Mark was a music player named Synapse - coordinated using artificial intelligence software to determine the listening habits of users. It was this that first got Zuckerberg recognised by leading companies such as Microsoft, who were intent on hiring him, or, if that failed: buying his program.
Rejecting this to go to the internationally recognised Harvard University - a pivotal moment in the Mark Zuckerberg biography - he was inspired in creating Facebook by the student yearbook from his time spent at Phillips Exeter Academy. And that is when the real story began, the story of Facebook. In Mark's dorm room - shared with co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes.
In the initial stages of development the site was purely for students at Harvard, but Zuckerberg and his companions saw the potential for it to become increasingly widespread, and so made the decision to make it available to other students. These were other US universities at first, with the most recognisable being Yale, but again, the site escaped these boundaries until it became the social utility that anyone can sign-up to in today's world.
It is widely accepted that there are many risks associated with entrepreneurship, and Zuckerberg is no stranger to this. Following the launch of the 'News Feed' on September 5th, 2006, many were quick to voice their concerns about people being able to cyberstalk others - something which deserves to an entry in the Mark Zuckerberg biography on the basis that taking chances is something budding entrepreneurs must adapt to.
In May 2007, Mark set-up Facebook platform, something which enables social applications to be created within Facebook and therefore hosts great appeal to developers. Recent statistics show that there are 800,000 active developers using this spin-off service worldwide.
Mark has already achieved what many would be more than satisfied with in a lifetime in little over a quarter of a century. An impressive feat, to say the least, and the exciting thing is that he is expanding his portfolio constantly - hence the regular improvements and changes he makes to the website that has succeeded where others failed: by connecting the world almost seamlessly. It looks as years from now, the Mark Zuckerberg biography will be looked upon as a defining moment in social networking and entrepreneurship history.