FIF: Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is our "f**k it!" King this week... find out why!
HI THERE. Welcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about believing in yourself, sticking to your guns, saying f**ck the h8ers, and following them through!
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour? Drumroll… it’s MARK ZUCKERBERG! He’s the multi-billionaire genius who founded Facebook, connecting people all over the world through the internet and drastically shaping society as we know it. Bit of a big deal.
How did Zuckerberg change the world? When he was only a 19-year-old student at Harvard University, Mark had some pretty big ideas. He’d been making his own music devices, games etc. all through his childhood, but now he had ideas for technology that would connect him to others.
So what did he say? He said, “f**k it!” (probably) and believed in his ability to bring those ideas to life! His first idea came about when he couldn’t decide on what course to take in his sophomore fall, and wanted to know what all the people with his interests were choosing. So he set up a site that about 6000 Harvard students joined called ‘the course match’, which showed who was on what course in the University. Nice!
Then, in his dorm room, Mark built ‘Thefacebook.com’. It was described as an “online directory that connects people through social networks at college”, and it was the beginning of something that would revolutionize that way the people all over the world communicate. He said in an interview, “part of my theory at the time was that people were really missing from the internet”. And the rest is history!
Mark saw a gap in the market, and created what was missing. That’s why we can’t think of anyone better suited to be crowned King F**k It this week – the man’s a genius! And we can all learn from him. Believe in yourselves like Zuckerberg and follow through with your ideas. Believe in yourself like Zuckerberg… and you may change the WORLD. And get super rich.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!