Thanks to The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg has become a controversial figure. In the film the Social Network Mark Zuckenberg is depicted as a ruthless young man who founded Facebook to increase his chances with girls and allow him entry into elite Ivy League institutions, but actually Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says The Social Network has got him all wrong,apart from his on-screen wardrobe.
Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg is outstanding. He enacts with ease the vulnerability of Mark’s character; sometimes, he is lost, at other times, angry, vengeful or repentant. The Social Network mostly focuses on whether or not Mark Zuckerberg is a bad person, betraying his best friend, stealing a billion-dollar idea. The film wants us tospeculate that Zuckerberg does these things without question or doubt or remorse.
He built that social space around the social life of the people he knew, friends he had. And he worked more than hard to make sure the system was stable and functioning at all times. He then spreaded is idea to other schools, communities, and now to anyone. Today, with more than 500,000,000 users, it is one of thefastest growing networks in the history of man. That undergraduate is now a billionaire, multiple times over. He is the youngest billionaire in the world.
Example 2: MonShowRoom
My next example comes from my past experience when I worked in a company as an Intern. In France in 2010, the market for e-business weighed 25 billion euros. This represents an increase of 26% compared to 2009.The e-commercein France continues to increase despite the economic crisis. In 2009 more than 24 million French people bought on the Internet. They have made a total of 278 million online transactions.
During the summer of 2010 I worked three months in a company that does E-Business, I was hired as an intern and was working in the Marketing department.
Séverine Grégoire founded the company who goes by thename of Monshowroom.com in 2006; MonShowroom.com has been the leading site for online sales of current collections of clothing and accessories for women.
The goal was to create a strong and innovative concept providing a near experience close to Parisian department stores and to propose an offer that differs from many sites proposing old collections and declawed. After discussing with industryprofessionals, experts in web and conducted a thorough market research, creating an online sales site collections in her course seemed obvious. She then sold her car to finance the first project of the website.
Each year, the site has known a growth of 130%. With an attendance of 45,000 visitors per day, visits can reach the number of 130 000 during sales.
Over 300 packages are shipped daily,with an average basket of about 85 euros.
The base has 500 000 registered mail. They receive twice weekly a newsletter for the latest trends. The forecast sale of the company for 2010 is 8.4 million euros. The turnover in 2009 was 4.3 million euros, twice more than in 2008.
Example 3: eBay
Pierre Omidyar was born in Paris in 1967. He moved to Baltimore when he was 6. Omidyar became captivatedby computers while at high school and skipped his gym classes in order to use it. After graduating in Computer Science he worked for Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Computer, developing software for the Macintosh.
Omidyar was intrigued by the technical problem of establishing an online venue for direct person-to-person auction of collectible items. He created a simple prototype on his personalweb page, and launched an online service called Auction Web on Labour Day weekend in 1995. The business exploded as correspondents began to register trade goods of an unimaginable variety. Omidyar incorporated the enterprise; the small fee he collected on each sale financed the expansion of the site. The revenue soon outstripped his salary.
Pierre Omidyar changed the company's name to eBay in...