Unknown facts about Zuckerberg and other Facebook secrets

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during an event at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Zuckerberg discussed the social-network site's upgraded News Feed which includes bigger photos, information sorted into topics and a more consistent design across devices. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Almost 15 years ago the borders of the world collapsed. The site of Mark Zuckerberg, who formed the very concept of a social network, was launched on February 4, 2004. Now every day we communicate in different social networks. Let us talk about Facebook you do not know as behind every company there is a number of little-known stories.

Mark’s message to students

Mark Zuckerberg dropped out from Harvard soon after the creation of Facebook. He studied at the Faculty of Psychology and attended a variety of IT open classrooms, where he studied programming languages from Java to C++.

The decision to leave Harvard was made in order to concentrate more on the site. Having become one of the richest people in the world, he later graduated with his doctorate in law in 2017, when he gave a speech before the students.

Zuckerberg told them the story of the first day at the university. He was in such a hurry to the lecture that he put on the T-shirt inside out. Seams were visible, a tag stuck out. The creator of Facebook suggested that the classmates kept their distance because of his slatternly appearance. Only Kang Hong Jin, who is now one of Facebook’s leading employees, wanted to communicate. Completing the speech, Zuckerberg advised graduates to be kind to every human being first. Such is the irony.

Facebook colour scheme birth

The famous Facebook white-and-blue interface would not have appeared if Zuckerberg had not had a rare deficiency. Deuteranopia is a form of colour-blindness. According to statistics, 1% of people on the planet suffer from this incurable disease.

In this disease, a colour vision defect appears in the person, causing the three colours (green, yellow and red) merge into one. Thus, the perception of red and green colour becomes problematic. Therefore, according to Zuckerberg, he sees everything mostly in blue and the choice of a palette for the site, over the creation of which he worked for so many years, was logical. Such colour pattern gained an incredible popularity later – Stakers online casino is a good example.
Bill Gates was close to “steal” Mark

In 2012, in an interview, Zuckerberg was asked what he would do if the Facebook idea failed. He replied that he could work as an engineer and always had great respect for Microsoft.

When Mark was only 18 years old, the company tried to buy out his application Synapse Media Player. Together with his friend Adam Di Angelo, who later became a co-founder of Facebook, Zuckerberg wrote a program based on machine learning. The system self-memorized the music preferences of the user and offered similar songs for listening.

Having posted the project on the Internet for free download, they immediately found an audience. When the information about Synapse Media Player was published widely in the media, Microsoft representatives came to Mark and offered a million dollars for the development. In addition, the company wanted to “steal” Zuckerberg and Di Angelo. They were offered a three-year contract, but the guys dreamed of going to college and refused to get bonus.

Of course, the Synapse website does not work today, but Microsoft (along with Apple) has become the first to register official Facebook pages.
Facebook first person

Andrew McCollum, one of the co-founders of the social network, drew the first Facebook logo in 2004 when the site was just beginning its work. In addition to the title, he also attached an image of a man whose identity remained a mystery for a long time.

Published in 2010, the book The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick, finally uncovered the secret. The man in the picture was the famous actor Al Pacino. To “digitize” the picture, the binary code was laid over the portrait of the actor. However, the image didn’t survive that long. The picture was soon removed without any legal wrangling.

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