Computer Sciences

                  Mark Zuckerberg is a student from Harvard University. One night, from his dorm room, he created a website called « Facemash » for fun. It allows users to rate the attractiveness of female students using photographs stolen from various sororities. At the same time, he was blogging … and drinking. The website gets such success that it crashes parts of Harvard’s network… Mark Zuckerberg’s reputation grows up as the genius programmer that crashed the Harvard network. The Winklevoss twins and their partner Divya Narendra proposed him to be part of their project: a dating website called “Harvard Connection”. Simultanously, he had an idea to create an online social networking website. And then, with the help of his best friend Edouardo Saverin, they create “The Facebook”. “The Facebook” gains popularity and has expanded to other univeristies. But the more success “The Facebook” get, the more people wants to be part of it, such as the co-founder of Napster: Sean Parker …

            “The Social Network” 2010, is based on Mark Zuckerberg’s life as the co-founder of the famous social network “Facebook”.  Twice nominated for the oscars, David Fincher, the director (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” 2008 with Brad Pitt, “Panic Room” 2002 with Jodie Foster) focus more on friendship issue than the phenomenon of “Facebook”.  I like his style, this movie was smooth, yet intense … And so is all his directing in his other movies. The main actors : Jess Eisenberg (“Holy Rollers” 2010, “Zombieland” 2009) and Andrew Garfield (“Never let me go” 2010, “Lions for Lambs” 2007) did a good job through their acting and interaction. And a surprinsing Justin Timberlake (“Shrek The Third”2007) join the plot, I though he was just good at dancing, he prouves me wrong. It is an evidence the movie won 3 Oscars and was nominated in 5 others categories …

Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Jess Eisenberg

Don’t worry, Mark Zuckerberg is not as “asshole” as he pretends to be in the movie. Most of the stories in the movie are fictional. In few words, Mark Zuckerberg would be :

“Mark Elliot Zuckerberg  is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. Wikipedia
“For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing how we live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year” –  TIMES Magazine 
“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.” Mark Zuckerberg

In few numbers, he is:

  • 27 years old
  • Net worth  : 17.5 billions
  • #14 Forbes 400
  • #52 Forbes Billionaire
  • # 40th powerful people

(Septembre 2011 from Forbes)

The Computer Science’s world lost one of his genuis lately : Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011).
He was the CEO – Founder of APPLE. He was also co-founder and chief executive of Pixar Animation before its aquisition by Walt Disney. Needless to introduce Apple’s products such as Mac, Notebook, IPod, IPad or the IPhone 4, or Disney/Pixar Animation Movies such as “Toy Story” 1995 , “Monster Inc.” 2001 or “Finding Nemo” 2003.
As he said :
” Stay hungry, Stay foolish” 

Rest in peace.