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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg | Founder & CEO, Facebook

“I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then.” Mark Zukerberg

Mark at the age of 19.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer.
He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz,Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University.In 2010, Zuckerberg was honored as Person of the Year in Times Magazines.

Personal life


Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in New York. His mother Karen, a psychiatrist, and father Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. Zuckerberg described himself as an atheist.
In 2000 he went Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year.
On Zuckerberg’s Facebook page , he listed his favorite quotations:

“Fortune favors the bold.”
Virgil, Aeneid X.284

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.”
– Pablo Picasso

“Make things as simple as possible but no simpler.”
– Albert Einstein

Mark Zuckerberg in Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University in September 2002. .
By the time he began classes at Harvard, he had already achieved a “reputation as a programming prodigy,”. In his sophomore year, he developed a program called CourseMatch, which allowed users to make class selection decisions based on the choices of other students. later, he created a another program called Facemash that let students select the best looking person from a choice of photos. According to Zuckerberg’s roommate at the time, Arie Hasit, “he built the site for fun.” The movie Social Networks picturized this facemash.
With increasing popularity of site had overwhelmed Harvard’s server and prevented students from accessing the Internet. In addition, many students complained that their photos were being used without permission.

Timeline of Facebook

At the time of Facemash, however, students were requesting that the university develop an internal website
“Mark come to know these pleas and decided that if the university won’t do something about it, he will, and he would build a site that would be even better than what the university had planned.”

Facebook Infographics

    2004

  • 2004: Zuckerberg start working on Facebook.
  • January 11, 2004: Zuckerberg registers thefacebook.com domain.
  • February 4, 2004: Zuckerberg launches Facebook.
  • March 2004: Facebook expands out to University.
  • April 13, 2004: Zuckerberg,Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin form Thefacebook.com LLC, a partnership.
  • June 2004: Facebook receives its first investment from Peter Thiel for US$500,000.
  • June 2004: Facebook moves its base of operations to California.

    2005

  • May 26, 2005:Accel Partners invests $13 million into Facebook.
  • July 19, 2005:News Corp acquires MySpace, spurring rumors about the possible sale of Facebook to a larger media company.
  • August 23, 2005: Facebook acquires Facebook.com domain for $200,000.
  • 2006

  • September 2006: Facebook discusses with Yahoo! about the latter possibly acquiring the former, for $1 billion.
  • September 26, 2006: Facebook is open to everyone aged 13 and over, and with a valid email address.
  • 2008

  • October 2008: Facebook sets up its international headquarters in Dublin,Ireland.
  • 2009

  • August 2009: Facebook acquires FriendFeed.
  • September 2009: Facebook claims that it has turned cash flow positive for the first time.
  • 2010

  • April 2, 2010: Facebook announces the acquisition of photo-sharing service called Divvyshot for an undisclosed amount.
  • April 19, 2010: Facebook introduces Community Pages, which are Pages that are populated with articles from Wikipedia.
  • October 1, 2010:The Social Network, a film about the beginnings of Facebook directed by David Fincher is released. The film is met with widespread critical acclaim as well as commercial success; however, Mark Zuckerberg says that the film is a largely inaccurate account of what happened.
  • 2011

  • June 2011: Facebook partners with Skype to add video chat.
  • September 22, 2011: Facebook launches new UITimelinein F8 Convention.
  • October 10, 2011: Facebook launches iPad app.
  • December 21, 2011: Facebook log in page changes due to Facebook Timeline addition.
  • December 22, 2011: Facebook launches its new profile user interface, Facebook Timeline.

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Sachin Tendulkar | Cricketer

Sachin Tendulkar | Biography

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar :

is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and ODI cricket. He is the only player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket in 2002.

Alright! The above mention details are as per wikipedia. Now I will try to talk some other facts of Sachin Tendulkar, why one and all call him as God of Cricket!?

Sachin himself proven as how much he loves his country!. No doubt everybody say I Love my country, Even I say the same. But Sachin did something extra in my point of view for his country with his talent, passion and skills of playing cricket. I hope everybody agree with that.

We all know that and it is true that, if you are in the field of battle whether on-field or off-field, the opponent will always try to beat you and comment negative about you! But Sachin competitors in the field of cricket, talks good about him. I think this is the one thing makes him the God of Cricket.


If you are one amongst the Sachin Fan, I bet you’ll read below mention numerous Cricketers and Non-Cricketers comments for Sachin:

Brian Lara (WI)
“I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar.”

Mark Taylor (Aus)
”We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin”

Hashim Amla (SA)
‘Nothing bad can happen to us if we were on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.’

Waqar Younis (Pak)
“He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.”

Andy Flower : (ZIM)
There are 2 kind of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 2. all the others .

Matthew Hayden :(AUS.)
“I have seen God. He bats at no.4 for India in tests.

Barack Obama :
“I don’t know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play..Not b’coz I love his play. Its b’coz I want to know the reason why my country’s production goes down by 5 percent when he’s in batting”…

Shane Warne
“Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt – daylight second, Brian Lara third.”

I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two…hi compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel! in reference to Sachin Tendulkar. (Sir Don Bradman)

Allan Donald
“In my several years of international cricket, Tendulkar remains the best batsman I have ever bowled to. It’s been a pleasure to bowl at the master batsman even though one hasn’t always emerged with credit from the engagements.”

Andrew Symonds
wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin. ” To Sachin, the man we all want to be ”

A.R.Rhaman :

Well, I’m no Sachin Tendulkar you know, whenever he takes the field, people expect him to score a century before he loses his wicket. I can only give in my best and I always strive to live up to fans expectations, but it’s not possible to get an Oscar every time.

Virendra Sehwag :
Both of us have come a long away and it is a great honour that Tendulkar thinks I come close to resembling him as a batsman. It is a great honour, like a dream come true. If I die tomorrow I’ll be the happiest man because I played this game because of Tendulkar, and Tendulkar himself saying that I resemble him – there is no bigger compliment than that.”

“I have seen GOD , he bats at no.4 for india in Tests.”- Mathew Hayden

Ravi Shashtri :
He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back.

Sachin is crickets GOD. – (Barry Richards)

I would go to bed having nightmares of sachin dancing down the ground and hitting me for sixes. – (Shane Warne)

His life seems to be a stillness in a frantic world… [When he goes out to bat], it is beyond chaos – it is a frantic appeal by a nation to one man. The people see him as a God…- (Mathew Hayden)

Wasim Akram :
Today, he showed the world why he is considered the best batsman around. Some of the shots he played were simply amazing. Earlier, opposing teams used to feel that Sachin’s dismissal meant they could win the game. Today, I feel that the Indian players, too, feel this way.

Brett Lee :
You might pitch a ball on the off stump and think you have bowled a good ball and he walks across and hits it for two behind midwicket. His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it’s a toothpick. Brett Lee, on Sachin Tendulkar’s batting, 1999

Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don’t know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their television sets and switch off their lives.(BBC Sports)

Sunil Gavaskar :
India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing.

Shahrukh Khan :
“Maybe the country doesn’t pray for me like they do for Sachin Tendulkar, but I know I’m on a good wicket as well.”

He is cool, has magnificent temperament, and is so mature you tend to forget his age. I can’t think of any other example of a player who has so dominated the world before the age of 25.- (Tony Greig)

“I can’t dream of an innings like that. He exists where we can’t.” -Ajay Jadeja (Ind)

Navjot Sidhu :
“His mind is like a computer. He stores data on bowlers and knows where they are going to pitch the ball.”

Rahul Dravid :
Playing in the same team as Sachin is a huge honour. His balance of mind, shrewd judgement, modesty and, above all, his technical brilliance make him my all-time hero… You can’t get a more complete cricketer than Sachin. He has everything that a cricketer needs to have.

Azhar :
The more I see him, the more I want to see him.

If sachin plays well… India sleeps well. – Harsha bhogle

Saurav Ganguly :
The thing I like most about Sachin is his intensity. After being in the game for so long, he still has the same desire to do well for India in any international match.I tell you what, this man is a legend.

Ricky Ponting :
“Sachin is the most complete batsman I have seen. His technique is so good and he has played well in all conditions. To have 41 one-day international tons shows what an appetite he has for scoring runs.” –

Related links:

  1. Sachin Tendulkar video clips.
  2. Sachin Tendulkar Facebook page!
  3. Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter!

Dr Zakir Naik | An Islamic Orator and Speaker

Dr Zakir Naik – An Islamic Scholar and Speaker

Another well known Public Figure, Dr Zakir Naik – An Islamic Scholar and Speaker

Dr. Zakir Naik

Zakir Abdul Karim Naik a medical doctor by professional training, He was born on 18 October 1965 in Mumbai, India. He attended St. Peter’s High School in Mumbai. Later he enrolled at Kishinchand Chellaram College before studying medicine at Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital and later the University of Mumbai, where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS).In 1991 he started working in the field of dawah.

Dr. Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears Misconceptions about Islam , in the light of  Qur’an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts.

Dr Naik’s style of memorizing the Qur’an and hadith and convincing answers to challenging questions, literature in various languages and related missionary activity has made him extremely popular in Muslim and non-Muslim circles.

Naik has held many debates and lectures in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bahrain, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Guyana(South America) and many other countries, in addition to numerous public talks in India.. One of Naik’s most-cited debates was with William Campbell in Chicago in April 2000 on the topic of “The Qur’an and the Bible: In the Light of Science”.

Dr Naik was inspired by Ahmed Deedat, An Islamic scholar., Ahmed Deedat presented a plaque in May 2000 awarded to Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik for his achievement in the field of Da’wah and the study of Comparative Religion with the engraving “Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdullillah (Thank God)” .

Dr. Zakir Naik appears regularly on many international T.V. Channels in more than 100 countries around the world. All the recordings of his talks and debates available in the market in DVDs, CDs, and books. He has authored books on Islam and Comparative Religion as well.

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Salman Khan | Khan Academy

Sal Khan.


Let me make you very clear, I am not talking about Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan(will blog about him some other day).
I am talking about Sal Khan, an American educator and the founder of The Khan Academy with a mission to transform the education system.

Sal Khan had work at MVC Venture Capital.  He has also worked at Oracle as a Senior Product Manager and as a Technical Architect at Scient Corporation.

Sal Khan received his Masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.He also holds a Masters in electrical engineering and computer science, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and a BS in mathematics from MIT.

 

The Khan Academy


Sal Khan began tutoring his cousin, Nadia, in mathematics over the internet using Yahoo!. He decided it would be more helpful and beneficial to
distribute the tutorial videos on YouTube where he created YouTube channel on Nov 16, 2006. The popularity on the video sharing website and feedback and students comments prompted Khan to quit his job as a hedge fund analyst to focus on developing his YouTube channel, ‘Khan Academy’, full-time. Today The Khan Academy is a collection of 2100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and a well structured series of  videos offering complete education from  arithmetic to physics, finance, and as well history.

He shows the power of interactive exercises — and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom, to give students video lectures to watch at home, and “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

A True Tribute to Michael Jackson.

Heal the World, Make it a better place : A True Tribute to Michael Jackson. Come Join & Tribute to The King of Pop!

Michael Jackson | The King of Pop

Biography:

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and entertainer. Referred to as the King of Pop and the legend of pop, he is recognized as the greatest entertainer of all time and one of the most influential figure. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, made him a globally popular.

He’s the master for number of complicated dance techniques, such as the moonwalk and the robot. His unique musical style, choreography, vocal style, and continue to transcend generational, racial and cultural boundaries.

Tribute to MJ
His die hard fans get Influence and obsessed when :

You join a million groups of MJ.

You shriek whenever you meet another fan.

You TRY to copy his dance moves.

Even if you can’t dance.

You call your radio station a million times to request Michael Jackson songs

You’ve listened to EVERY album at least a million times

You find yourself gazing into his eyes…on the poster in your bedroom

You make a mini shrine of MJ

You pray to Michael.

And tribute to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.

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