Young Zuckerberg: What Was Facebook Suppose To Be?

In 2005, Young Zuckerberg had a narrow vision for Facebook.

“I mean, I just really want to see everyone focus on college and make a really cool college directory product,” he told the interviewer. “There doesn’t necessarily have to be more…Part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.”

What do you think Facebook is?

“I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges…If I want to get information about you, I just go to TheFacebook, type in your name, and it hopefully pulls up all the information I’d care to know about you,” Zuckerberg said.

"I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges...If I want to get information about you, I just go to TheFacebook, type in your name, and it hopefully pulls up all the information I'd care to know about you," Zuckerberg said.
Fun fact:The blue design of the site is partially because of Mark’s red-green color blindness.

Watching this video it appears Zuckerberg is no genius.

As he drinks his beer barefoot in an office atop a Chinese food restaurant covered in graffiti, you begin to think

zuckerburg in college

He got into Harvard, not an easy task but also not impossible. He wasn’t the only high schooler to do so and he wont be the last. He lived in the dorms and attended lecture just like you and I.

What made Mark Zuckerberg different?

The video gives insight into a Zuckerberg many of us don’t normally get to see. It shows a bright young mind just trying to make a difference.

 

What really set Mark apart is that he actually tried. Something many of us would never even dare to do.

young mark zuckerburg

We so often only see the end product that we forget that at some point it was just a simple prototype. And before it was that it was just a tiny little idea in someones head.

The Mona Lisa, The Taj Mahal, the Pyramids, equality for all race and creeds, and even Facebook were all just ideas in someone’s head. What’s in yours?

 

video from Businessinsider
Maximillian Garland | Bright Futura Columnist
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