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Facebook , youngest billionare on earth.

Facebook is a popular, free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves.

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook while he was a student at Harvard University.Website membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Ivy League. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 140 million active users worldwide.

Born    May 14, 1984 (age 24) Boca Raton, Florida

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for Facebook. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure.

Earlier in life, Zuckerberg developed a music recommendation system called Synapse and a peer-to-peer client called Wirehog. However, he abandoned both to pursue new projects.Zuckerberg attended Harvard University and studied computer science before founding Facebook.While at Harvard, Zuckerberg created Facemash, a website that compared students’ dorm photos side-by-side in a fashion similar to HOT or NOT. Harvard administration was not amused, and Zuckerberg faced subsequent disciplinary action. Less than three months later, he launched Facebook.Zuckerberg won the 2007 Crunchie Award for ‘Best Startup CEO.’

With a net worth of $1.5 billion, Forbes declared him the youngest billionare on earth.

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Who is Orkut

Have u ever wondered how this social networking site orkut , which is quite popular among the young generations, came into picture or how it’s born ???

The story goes like this :

A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident.... but the gal's name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!. He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web.. Things went as planned... n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!! It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy n took over this application, 
This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year, which we today know as ORKUT .

And, The guy's name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN . Yes its named after him only. .Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is expected to b the richest person by 2009. 
ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to 
monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!! 

Some other Cool Facts about this guy: 

* He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website. 

* He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend. 

* He gets $8 when your friend's friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if 

anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain. 

* He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you. 

* He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut. 

* He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list. 

* He gets $2 when you become somebody's fan. 

* He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan. 

* He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut. 

* He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph. 

* He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend's scrap-book & $0.5 every time 

Orkut is a social networking service which is run by Google and named after its creator, an employee of Google - Orkut Büyükkökten. The service states that it was designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. Orkut Buyukkokten is a software engineer and product manager at Google. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford in 2002. He has been building and working on online communities the past six years. His interests include social networks, interface design and mobile applications

 Orkut Buyukkokten

His orkut profile

his Homepage

hai na interesting!!!



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