Facebook: Social Growth And Management By Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook was founded in 2004 by a Harvard University student named Mark Zuckerberg . “The initial concept was to build a centralized place that would allow an easy way for the Harvard students to stay connected” - (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2007/jul/25/media.newmedia)
Within 24 hours of Facebook going live, 1200 students had already created an account. Due to Facebook’s rapid growth and popularity on campus, they decided to branch out to other Boston Colleges, the Ivy League, and finally all of the universities in the United States.
In 2006, Facebook opened their door to accept any person who had a working email instead of restricting their clientele to just the education sector. “As of December 2015, Facebook has 1.04 billion
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This is done by having upper management work in open office space right next to regular employees creating a sense of equality among the competition. Many of the perks obtained by being employed by Facebook include free food, stock options, on site laundry, and an atmosphere that fosters personal growth and learning while still focusing on team work. While they offer a lot to their employees, they also expect a lot from them too. This doesn’t just pertain to inventing new products or improving their software, this pertains acting a certain way and following certain guidelines. Every employee is expected to read and follow the Code of Conduct or Code of Ethics that Facebook adheres too. Their Code of Conduct explains “that any if its affiliates or subsidiaries, and others performing work for Facebook or on its behalf collectively referred to in this code as Facebook Personnel, are expected to act lawfully, honestly, ethically, and in the best interests of the company while performing duties on behalf of Facebook”. …show more content…
These data centers require enormous amounts of energy which also leave an enormous carbon footprint. Facebook has committed to becoming a leader in sustainability by setting goals such as reaching 25% renewable energy across its data centers by the end of 2015. “Its facilities Lulea, Sweden, and in Altoona, Iowa, are powered by 100% renewable energy – hydro in Lulea and wind in Altoona” (http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2014/10/10/its-not-so-complicated-facebook-and-sustainability/#1428e5826369) Some other simpler ways to help achieve these goals are to use outside air to cool facilities instead of using massive air conditioners. They also plan to have a nine acre green roof on the soon to be built West campus with underground parking to cut down on the “heat island effect”. Another effort implemented from the sustainability team at Facebook was to offer shuttle service to cut down on emissions from everybody having to

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