The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook Setting & Symbolism

Ben Mezrich
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Harvard University

The co-founders of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, were students at Harvard University when they met in 2003.

Facemash.com

Mark Zuckerberg took a stab at a social networking site he called Facemash.com. The site was populated with photos he obtained by hacking into Harvard's computer system and downloading photos of all the students.

Thefacebook

Eduardo Saverin invested $1,000 into the social networking site, called thefacebook.com, created by Mark Zuckerberg. It was the first iteration of the site that would eventually become Facebook.

Facebook

Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm room at Harvard University. The social networking site expanded so rapidly that it become a genuine phenomenon and was worth hundreds of millions of dollars after just one year of operation.

The Harvard Connection

The Winklevoss twins recruited Mark Zuckerberg to develop their social networking site called the Harvard Connection, later changed...

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