Facebook is a social networking website, where people get registered; add friends to their network, share their thoughts, photos, videos and etc. Friends can make comments and like each other’s posts.
Facebook is a revolutionary medium that has entirely changed the face of global communication in the last decade. When in 2004 Mark Zuckerberg started working on thefacebook.com (later registered it as facebook.com) project nobody thought that it would be such a phenomenal success in the coming days. Facebook has now over 1 billion active users registered to it.
Initially, IT savvy entrepreneurs like Sean Parker and Peter Thiel (PayPal co-founder) took keen interest in this emerging venture and invested their bucks in it.
Today, Facebook is a public limited entity with billions of dollar worth. Facebook keeps on acquiring companies from time to time and recently acquired Carsabi website and team in October, 2012.
Mark Zuckerberg started writing software programs as a hobby in his middle school days. He then went to Harvard and graduated in computer science and psychology majors. In 2004 he started his entrepreneurial venture with idea of connecting people together.
In 2010, he was declared as a Time’s magazine “Person of the Year”. He got married to his girlfriend Priscilla Chan in 2012. He has made place in Forbes 2012 World’s Billionaires list with a net worth of $17.5 Billion.
The key things that you will be getting out of the interview taken by Charlie Rose are;
- History and Mission of Facebook
- Insight About Mark Zuckerberg’s Personality and Achievements
- Hiring Story of Sheryl Sandberg from Google
- Jaw Dropping Facts About the Facebook
- Views of Mark and Sheryl about Economic and Political Factors Effecting Facebook
- Competing Strategies of Facebook Against Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple
- Zuckerberg’s Views About Apple and Steve Jobs
- Role of Women in Raising US Economy
- Mark Shares his Lifestyle and Culture of Facebook
This is just a bird’s eye view of the interesting interview; to uncover all the above mentioned points in details, watch the video below and start enjoying and learning.
Video: Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg & COO Sheryl Sandberg Tell Facebook.com
The video player also has the option in the navigation toolbar to have the subtitles in case you are not very comfortable with English.
(filmed: 2011, Charlie Rose Interview)