Person of the Year

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Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg When I think of a person that I find inspiring and a representation of my generation, I think of Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, families, and coworkers. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure (Executive Bios). Seven years ago, in 2004, when Zuckerberg was a 19 year old sophomore at Harvard, he started a web service from his dorm. It was called Thefacebook.com, and it was billed as “an online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges.” Last year, Facebook, now minus the the – added its 550 millionth member. One out of every dozen people on the planet has a Facebook account. They speak 75 languages and collectively lavish more than 700 billion minutes on Facebook every month (Grossman, 2010).
Destination
On earlier social networks like Friendstar and MySpace, identity was malleable and playful, but Facebook was and is different. “Were trying to map out what exists in the world,” he says. “In the world, there’s trust. I think as humans we fundamentally parse the world through the people and relationships we have around us. So at its core, what where trying to do is map out all those trust relationships we have around us, which you can call, colloquially, most of the time, friendships.” He calls this map the social graph, and it’s a network of an entirely new kind (Grossman, 2010). Facebook didn’t stay on campus. Zuckerberg and his partners – including his roommate Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker, who had co-founded Napster – led Facebook on a campaign to conquer the world. By…...

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