February 13, 2011
Textual Analysis- Paper 2.
An Emotional Creation
According to Ben Mezrich, Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship to facebook changed his life with difficult emotional struggles throughout the process. In the book “The Accidental Billionaires: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal”, Mark Zuckerberg studied at Harvard University and went through many obstacles to reach his achievement of a social network that many people are aware of: ‘Facebook’. The key issue that occurred at this time was his emotional rollercoaster with acquaintances, inner emotions, and the relationship to his special creation. The creation of facebook changed Mark Zuckerberg in many personal ways while being attached to the creation and having him viewed differently.
Mark Zuckerberg was a normal student and his creation of facebook changed his life. After he met with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, two students who convince him to create a social network with them, an idea sprung inside his head and he began the work as soon as possible. At their meeting, Tyler and Cameron’s idea of making “Harvard Connection” sprung an idea in Zuckerberg’s head. Although the twins believe Mark stole their idea, Zuckerberg had already launched a site, which makes him seem innocent because of his previous actions. During the process of his creation, his motivation grew day after day, proving his dedication to the idea. “The truth was, Eduardo was pretty sure Mark hadn’t slept much in the past week…it didn’t matter. At the moment, nothing mattered to Mark” (Mezrich 92). According to Mezrich, this quotation tells us how involved he was with the creation of facebook. He sure did know that once he started going for it, there was no turning back. The fact that Mark created facebook shows how important it is to him on an emotional level. It is important to him in that aspect because it is shown through the ‘facesmash’ web site that it is his future and he wanted to make a site that...
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