Three roommates—Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, and Moskovitz—founded Facebook in their Harvard University dorm room in February 2004, originally as thefacebook.com as an online directory of all Harvard's students and the website was built to help residential students identify members of other residences.In June 2004, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz took a year off from Harvard and moved Facebook's base of operations to Palo Alto, California, joining Sean Parker, founder of Napster, in his apartment and hiring eight other employees in the process.While at Facebook, Moskovitz was a Vice President, led the technical staff, and worked on the company's internal tools and strategy.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding the popular social networking site Facebook. Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook with fellow classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while attending Harvard.
Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York to a Jewish family and raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He started programming when he was in middle school. Early on, Zuckerberg enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games. Before attending Phillips Exeter Academy, Mark went to school at Ardsley High School. “At high school, he excelled in the classics. He transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy where he immersed himself in Latin. He also built a program to help the workers in his father's office communicate; he built a version of the game Risk and a music player named Synapse that used artificial intelligence to learn the user's listening habits. Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase Synapse and recruit Zuckerberg, but he decided to attend Harvard University instead, where he joined Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity.In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.
Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. The idea for Facebook came from his days at Phillips Exeter Academy which, like most colleges and prep schools, had a long-standing tradition of publishing an annual student directory with headshot photos of all students, faculty and staff known as the "Facebook". Once at college, Zuckerberg's Facebook started off as just a "Harvard-thing", until Zuckerberg then decided to spread Facebook to other schools and enlisted the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They first spread it to Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell and Yale, and then to other schools with social contacts with Harvard.
Dustin Moskovitz co-founded the social networking website Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes.
Born in Washington, D.C., Moskovitz attended Harvard University as an economics major for two years before he moved to Palo Alto to work full-time on Facebook.
On October 3, 2008, Moskovitz announced that he would leave Facebook in a month to form a new company with Justin Rosenstein, an engineering manager who first worked at Google then later worked at Facebook.
Moskovitz plans to form a company that will be "to your work life what Facebook.com is to your social life". Moskovitz had recruited Rosenstein to Facebook; while at Facebook, they collaborated together on software for business users. Moskovitz's departure follows a series of departures by Facebook executives. In response to this, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, released a statement, saying, "Dustin has always had Facebook's best interest at heart and will always be someone I turn to for advice.
Chris R. Hughes (born November 26, 1983) co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory, Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. He was the coordinator of online organizing for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com, the campaign's online social networking website.Hughes is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge venture capital firm,and a strategic advisor at GMMB, a political consulting firm that worked with the 2008 Obama campaign.
Hughes was born in Hickory, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and Harvard College. He graduated from Harvard in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature.
Chris was featured as the cover story of April 2009's Fast Company under the headline "The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base- and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever".
Chris is openly gay and in a relationship with Sean Eldridge.In the magazine The Advocate he argues that the LGBT civil rights movement has yet to tap the power of the social web, in the same way that Facebook and the Obama campaign did, to involve the public at large and “tell the story not just of gay politics, but the story of everyday people who face injustice in their everyday lives.