Facebook Wants Your Children

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees at a recent summit on innovation in education that, “My philosophy is that for education you need to start at a really, really young age.” A really, really good way to do that, Zuckerberg said, is to let kids ages 13 and under join Facebook.

 

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Mark Zuckerberg Meets His Parody on SNL

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“Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg received a surprise visitor during his “Saturday Night Live” monologue. First, SNL star Andy Samberg joined him onstage to one-up Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg impression. Then, to everyone’s awkward delight, the King of Facebook himself rounded out the trio.

 

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Facebook Valued at $50 Billion After Goldman Sachs Investment Deal

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The Goldman Sachs deal could double the personal fortune of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder.

Facebook, the popular social networking site, has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, according to people involved in the transaction.

 

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Facebook Pushes Past Google as the Most Popular Internet Site

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Facebook is America’s favorite internet site.

This may go down as the year that social networking trumped searching as America’s favorite online pastime.

In 2010, Facebook pushed past Google to become the most popular site on the Internet for the first time, according to two Web tracking firms. The title caps a year of rapid ascent for Facebook in which the social network hit 500 million users and founder Mark Zuckerberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. It also marks another milestone in the ongoing shift in the way Americans spend their time online, a social change that profoundly alters how people get news and interact with one another – and even the definition of the word “friend.”

 

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Under 25’s Abandoning E-mail for Social Networking Sites

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan got together via email in the 1998 film ‘You’ve Got Mail.’ Now they would likely use Twitter.

Many scoffed when Mark Zuckerberg declared the death of email last month. Now new figures reveal that the Facebook founder may be right.  Just like cassettes, videos and faxes, the use of email appears to be in an irreversible decline.

 

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Mark Zuckerberg to Donate Most of His Wealth to Charity

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Billions to spare

At only 26 years of age, Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world’s youngest billionaires, but he’s not keeping it all for himself. By signing on to Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s initiative called the “Giving Pledge,” Mark agreed to give most of his wealth to charity…

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Facebook Investor Plans to Give $100,000 Grants to Teenage Entrepreneurs

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Peter Thiel contributed to Facebook’s $500,000 first round of funding in 2004

Facebook Inc. investor and board member Peter Thiel plans to make 20 grants of as much as $100,000 apiece to teenagers who have promising ideas for technology businesses.

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Facebook’s Rapid Ascent Around the World Has Google Worried

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief of Facebook.

A Google founder, Sergey Brin, takes issue with people who say Google has failed to gain a foothold in social networking. Google has had successes, he often says, especially with Orkut, the dominant service in Brazil and India.

Mr. Brin may soon have to revise his answer.

 

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