Mark Zuckerberg Essay
Unbeknownst to them at the time, on a Sunday night in late 2003, a select 450 Harvard University students played an unknowing but seemingly vital part in creating one of the most influential men in the world: Mark Zuckerberg. For Zuckerberg, it was the day which caused him to be called before Harvard's Administrative Board for a disciplinary hearing (Kaplan, 2003); it was also the day which helped catapult his onward trajectory towards creating Facebook, an online social network of over 500 million users valued today at approximately $82.9 billion dollars (Levy, 2011).
Mark Zuckerberg was one of four children born to Edward and Karen Zuckerberg, Mark and his …show more content…
It was in December 2003, after receiving a great amount of publicity about the Facemash scandal that three upperclassmen, Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss, and Tyler Winklevoss, approached Zuckerberg about helping them program a site they had come up with, eventually named ConnectU. Zuckerberg agreed to work on their project, but secretly and simultaneously began his own project, Facebook. In January 2004, Zuckerberg deserted the ConnectU project in order to focus all of his energy on the creation of Facebook. On February 4, 2004, TheFacebook.com