Mark Zuckerberg: The Social Media Giant

Spearheaded FACEBOOK, the most popular social networking service, that later becomes a platform that transformed the world-wide-web into the next level of online innovation. Who can refute the popularity of its creator, Mark Zuckerberg?   

Popularity of Facebook continues to grow in time. In fact, at the moment it amasses over 2 billion monthly active users and counting. Along with Facebook prominence is the unceasing buzz about Mark Zuckerberg. 

 

Probably most of us are familiar with Facebook founder’s face and name, as we can see him on our Facebook feeds from time to time. But who is he?   

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old technology entrepreneur, was born in White Plains, New York. He started his interest in computers as early as middle school years, with his father’s influence he eventually developed a knack about computers. From learning the Atari BASIC Programming to building a software program called “Zucknet” which connects their house computers to his father’s office computers, who would have known that inside his young mind a revolutionize technology is about to emerge.

 

Zuckerberg studied Computer Science at Harvard University. During sophomore year, he launched a prank website called FaceMash, created to rank women in his school “hot or “not”. But taken down two days later.

Few months after that incident, Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook to the world. From then on starts the unprecedented popularity of Zuckerberg and his creation. Aside from being the creator of the famous social networking site, he is also considered as the youngest billionaire with a net worth ballooning to over $75 Billion Dollars. He is also a recipient of various awards and recognitions, including TIME magazine Person of the Year.

Mark Zuckerberg’s fame is not just limited to technology advancement. His popularity echoes equally along with him being socially responsible. A known Philanthropist,  together with his wife Priscilla, they donated millions of dollars benefiting wide array support from Education, Health, Science and Innovation to Immigration.

As Zuckerberg’s heyday forge ahead, come controversies. One of the most contentious issue links to him is the Cambridge Analytica data breach it was a major political scandal linked to the 2016 US election, that made him testify before the US Congress. Zuckerberg then denied compromising Facebook user’s privacy saying that “Every piece of content that you share on Facebook, you own and you have complete control over who sees it, and how you share it, and you can remove it at any time.”

It cannot be denied that Mark Zuckerberg is the modern time technology gem. His popularity inspires young people in particular. Becoming a social media giant at such a young age is a clear-cut message of motivation among the younger generation. Popularity is responsibility, being considered as the most popular person in the world is not just about fame and money, but how you utilize your influence responsibly.