Background and Challenges
• Mark Zuckerberg developed a messaging program in Atari BASIC at the age of 12
for his father, Edward Zuckerberg, to use in his dental practice and for his family
to communicate at home.
• In addition to working with a private computer tutor hired by his parents,
Mark took graduate computer courses at nearby Mercy College.
• While attending Phillips Exeter Academy, he created a music player that adapted
to a music listener’s individual tastes that he called Synapse with a friend