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The Youngest Ever Billionaire

26th Oct 2010

Went to the cinema last night (the awesome Showroom in Sheffield) to see The Social Network. Having just taken on an ex BBC Radio Producer (with vertigo!) as a part time PR specialist to help work on my events, social media has been high on the agenda for the last week or so. You may have noticed a revamp of my Facebook and Twitter profiles (please sign up if you haven't done already as I am trying to post interesting stuff there each day). Coincidentally I also watched a popular Youtube video yesterday on the sheer power of social media. I shan't list the various stats here (as that is mainly what the video is), suffice to say that it's worth watching. 

The film charts the dawn of Facebook by a couple of students at Harvard, the incredibly fast growth of the site into a phenomenon the likes of which the world has never seen before. If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest in the world with over 500,000,000 users (and that is without China!). Owner and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest ever billionaire (born in 1984 and currently worth over $25Billion!). The main character in the film (played by Jesse Eisenberg), Zuckerberg made a lot of enemies along the road to where he is now which makes for a very, very absorbing and entertaining film. I went to bed last night thinking about Facebook and woke up doing the same, and here I am Blogging about it. It's a funny old world we live in!