CNN 10 | CNN STUDENT NEWS | February 20, 2019

CNN 10 | CNN STUDENT NEWS | February 20, 2019

[Music] hi I’m Carl azuz for CNN 10 and we’ve got something special we’re launching today it’s a four-part series that’ll air through Monday and it’s focus is on Facebook more than a quarter of the entire world’s population is said to log on to Facebook every month and it’s grown to have 3.2 billion users in just 15 years in fact it was 15 years ago this month the social network was launched the milestone birthday for the momentous company gives us the chance to discuss it’s huge scale successes and its huge scale failures its founder alone has pledged billions of dollars to charity and been accused of copying the very idea of Facebook was built on as always will have full coverage of breaking and developing world news in the days ahead as we begin our first of four specials on Facebook we’re starting with a report on the man behind it [Music] it’s October 19th 2018 and we are heading to Facebook this is a really big deal we’re going to sit down with Mark Zuckerberg who rarely sits down for interviews Facebook years are like dog years a lot happens in a little time in a month since I first walked through these doors nearly 50 million Facebook users have been targeted by hackers the largest security breach in facebook history Facebook on the defensive today and we’ll get to all that later but for now back to Facebook and what you need to know about an interview with Mark Zuckerberg it’s too good cold first he likes a room cold very cold turn the cameras around and you’ll see his people on the other side they’re taking notes scribbling furiously keeping time they know that the stakes are high these days the whole world seems to be watching and that’s Facebook in this current moment thank you nicely influential Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under fire influx the biggest security breach in the history of Facebook and controversial but to fully understand Facebook of today you have to go back to the beginning hi I’m Mark Zuckerberg founder of Facebook and online social directory that was really good sharing the camera just giving those quirky little thanks the early days of Facebook were very scrappy time there have been some constants through the years here the mission of the company of connecting people and bringing people together that really has informed some of the most important decisions that that we’ve made you’re gonna hear this phrase the mission quite a bit Mark’s mission is the mantra at Facebook our mission has really always been to connect the world we are a mission driven company our mission is to connect everyone in the world connected we can connect the whole world it was in the company’s DNA from the beginning I think the people have been drawn to this company over the years or people who really care about that if you’re an employee you hear it the moment you walk through the door you’re almost indoctrinated into it he believed in the mission of Facebook to help people share and be more connected and I wanted to follow him it just felt so different from anything I’ve done before Mark had this vision that everyone could be connected and that was pretty exciting inside Facebook headquarters that message to build out the mission is everywhere inspirational quote posters lined the walls with delegate phrases fine-tuned to Facebook’s current state some call it almost even like a cult is this the cult of Mark Zuckerberg I think a cult of personality is a little bit more kind of a Steve Jobs Oprah Winfrey Bill Clinton territory Michael Pfleger worked at Facebook for six and a half years I think cult of mission is what Facebook is and that is still very much around and that’s why people look to join Facebook the full formal mission statement is going to be the mission is clear as is one other thing to understand Facebook at fifteen you have to understand its DNA and its DNA is Mark Zuckerberg after just spending his entire childhood growing up with three sisters he’s like I just got to connect with other people Mark’s older sister Randy rarely gives interviews about her brother and Facebook we were always inventing we’re always collaborating we’re always like looking for any technology we could find and using it to just you know create something bigger yay what I accepted are you serious yeah all right creating solutions to problems yet to be seen was in the Zuckerberg blood and would eventually morph into the mission when Mark left home we are now focusing on one of the newest members of Harvard’s class of 2006 its roots were actually quite trivial and controversial Mark’s first project at Harvard was Facemash was a hot or not style site he created by hacking pictures of classmates from Harvard’s dormitory ID files people could rank see two pictures of people who are students at Harvard and vote for which one was more attractive and then this site then produced a list of the most attractive people in at Harvard ranked Business Insider global and it garland obviously very offensive people got very upset for it and Zuckerberg was hauled in front of the Disciplinary Board at Harvard and admonished for this but at the same time that project revealed that Zuckerberg completely understood what people wanted to do in social media what do you mean what I mean is is that people when they voted they ended up voting on average forty four times which means they were like addicted to the site programming a platform that played into the best and worst of human impulses that became familiar later but in the meantime it didn’t take long for Harvard to shut down the site mark actually became a celebrity of sorts on campus I was like Oh mark you know you kind of probably put that out there and didn’t really think it through that well but I mean he always saw a need for something and his gut instinct was always like let’s get this out there and then make it perfect this idea of creating and breaking in the name of connecting would be a theme that would only amplify a decade later as the stakes got higher but 15 years ago at Harvard it motivated Zuckerberg next life-changing creation somewhere along them one of these pathways might have been where the idea for Facebook started Harry Lewis was Marx computer science professor and a Dean at Harvard when Mark and every other student arrived on campus every fall they were handed a Facebook literally a book of faces and names and you know hometowns basically that’s all it is there were some computer science students who were eager to put you know the face book online this was not necessarily a simple thing to do and then somebody did it anyway without our involvement that’s somebody Mark Zuckerberg he walked up to the Registrar’s Office can I help you and volunteer as a student to digitize this and they just said no and I think it was almost a little bit of like well maybe you just don’t get what I mean so let me just go home and do it and show you I want to meet that person who said no and give them a hug because if they had you know had the the business foresight to say yes like none of this would have ever been created February 4th 2004 Facebook went live within 24 hours an estimated 1,200 students had signed up within months they had a hundred thousand users a pretty meteoric rise who knows where we’re going next Mark’s mission was born he was just 19 years old we’re hoping to have many more universities by the fall hopefully over a hundred or 200 and doing that would require a move to the epicenter of tech Silicon Valley where Mark found more space more money and more controversy what was the deciding factor for leaving Harvard why made Facebook summer 2004 mark and his co-founder Dustin Moskovitz left Cambridge and moved to Palo Alto at the time the site was exploding a million users and the company had a little money in the bank so the crew is making the Silicon Valley venture capital circuit and their own way here these famous stories of Zuckerberg and his team going to feces in their pajamas and showing up late and being kind of rude he was very like I’m young rules are for adults get to work late just do your thing coded hack it in overtime you know they used to have a sign on the wall which is like move fast and break things and it’s like now it says I can move carefully and don’t break now they’re employed like don’t break break things sometimes you break the country [Music] you

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