Mark Zuckerberg | Journey From Facemash To Facebook

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While attending Harvard as a second year undergraduate student, Mark Zuckerberg wrote Facemash, the predecessor to Facebook, on October 28, 2003. He created The Facemash which used photos compiled from the online of nine Houses, placing two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the 'hotter' person". Harvard at that time did not have a student directory with photos and basic information, and Facemash attracted 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online. Further Zuckerberg hacked into the protected areas of Harvard's computer network, and copied the houses' private dormitory ID images. That the initial site mirrored people's physical community—with their real identities—represented the key aspects of what later became Facebook.

The site was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers, but was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration. Zuckerberg was charged by the administration with the blame of security, violating copyrights, and violating individual privacy, and faced expulsion. Ultimately, however, the charges were dropped. Zuckerberg expanded on this initial project that semester by creating a social study tool ahead of an art history final, by uploading 500 Augustan images to a website, with one image per page along with a comment section. He opened the site up to his classmates, and people started sharing their notes.

The following semester, Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004. He was inspired, he said, by an editorial in The Harvard Crimson about the Facemash incident. On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook", originally located at domain.

Just six days after the site launched, three Harvard seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accused Zuckerberg of intentionally misleading them into believing he would help them to build a social network called, while he was instead using their ideas to build a competing product. The three complained to the Harvard Crimson, and the newspaper began an investigation. The three later filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg, subsequently settling.

Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College, and within the first month, more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was registered on the service. Eduardo Saverin (business aspects), Dustin Moskovitz (programmer), Andrew McCollum (graphic artist), and Chris Hughes soon joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website. In March 2004, Facebook expanded to Stanford, Columbia, and Yale. This expansion continued when it opened as well to all other Ivy League schools and Boston University, New York University, MIT, and gradually most universities in Canada and the United States.

Facebook incorporated in the summer of 2004 and the entrepreneur Sean Parker, who had been informally advising Zuckerberg, became the company's president. In June 2004, Facebook moved its base of operations to Palo Alto, California. Facebook received its first investment later that month from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The company dropped and form its name after purchasing the domain name in 2005 for $200,000.

Facebook launched a high school version in September 2005, which Zuckerberg called the next logical step. At that time, high school networks required an invitation to join. Facebook later expanded membership eligibility to employees of several companies, including Apple Inc. and Microsoft. Facebook was then opened on September 26, 2006, to every one of ages 13 and older with a valid email address.

On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for $240 million, giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. Microsoft's purchase included rights to place international ads on Facebook. In October 2008, Facebook announced that it was to set up its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. In September 2009, Facebook claimed that it had turned cash flow positive for the first time. In June 2010, an online marketplace for trading private company stock reflected a valuation of $11.5 billion.

Traffic to Facebook has increased steadily since 2009. More people visited Facebook than for the week ending March 13, 2010. Facebook has also become the top social network across eight individual markets in the region, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Vietnam, while other brands commanded the top positions in certain markets, including Google-owned Orkut in India, in Japan, CyWorld in South Korea and Yahoo!’s in Taiwan.

Content Source : Wikipedia The Open Encyclopedia, Internet Surfing Facebook Page

Posted: 08-08-2012 5:14 AM by Sagar Pokhrel with 9 comment(s)


( All the methods mentioned are tested and they works well in my PC. Please share this post to your friends as well )









If your pen drive contains lock unlock hardware notch then check it out first. But many of the pen drives don’t provide hardware lock/notch for write protection. Instead they back it up by means of some software/tool. From there you can change the write protection lock/unlock option. Refer to your pen drive’s manual for more details in this regard as different pen drive have different ways to to unlock them or otherwise you can also take help of some tools to unlock them.

Best Methods To Remove Write Protection From Your Memory Sticks / Pen Drives Goes here (ENJOY AND POST FEEDBACKS TOO)


  1. Open Registry editor of your PC
  2. For this you should type command “regedit” on run.
  3. Successively navigate to following linkHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\storatedevicepolicies( Note: if you can’t find   “ storatedevicepolicies ” after “control” folder then you need to create it. For that follow instructions       mentioned below )
    • Open a new note pad file.
    • Copy this
      cd\reg add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies” /t Reg_dword /v
      WriteProtect /f /d 0
    • save it as DISABLEWP.BAT
    • Then copy it to start up folder.
  4.   In right side u will be getting writeprotect option, just right click that and modify the hexadecimal value from 1 to 0
  5. Restart your PC and enjoy!!!!
    ( Still having problem???   Don’t worry try other methods below )



If you have transcend pen drive infected by 9u.exe which is a write protect virus then the following works like a charm:
1) Download JetFlash online recovery from:
2) Run the program
3) Specify the capacity of your drive eg.512 MB, 1 GB …..etc
4) Choose “repair and erase all data” OR ” repair and keep existing data”
5) Progress bar starts…….completes
6) Notification appears —” format complete”
7) Unplug and plug your drive and …..presto

( Still having problem ?   Don’t worry try other methods below )


Method #3

1. Start > Run  -> type “CMD” and press enter
2. type< diskpart
3. type< list volume
4. type< select volume # (# is the number of the USB HDD you’ve pluged in)
5. type< attributes disk clear readonly

(If you need help while typing commands then type “HELP FORMAT” on command prompt)


There are a series of options in the Group Policy Object Editor that deal with read/write permissions on hard drives and removable media.  I basically changed their individual settings from “Not configured” to “Disabled”.

Start -> Run… -> gpedit.msc -> OK
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Removable Storage Access

In here I disabled all of the “Deny read access/write access” options; you may only want to disable the ones relating directly to the type of media that you want to access.

Here are the ones I changed:

Removable Disks:  Deny execute access
Removable Disks:  Deny read access
Removable Disks:  Deny write access

Double-click each one and select the ‘Disabled‘ radio button.

Do the same as above, except the first step is “User Configuration” instead of “Computer Configuration

(Best result if you try both method #1 and method #4 together)



Please don’t forget to leave your feedbacks below as comment and lets discuss if more tricks are needed…

Source Of this post : My Personal Wordpress Blog

Thanks and Regards

Posted: 08-08-2012 3:58 AM by Sagar Pokhrel with 1 comment(s)



Dream Spark Premium formally known as Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) is an easy way to get access to Microsoft Software and products free of cost to students. Developer tools are given freely to students with the hope that they can implement their innovative ideas in software development. Varieties of software including Visual Studio, XNA Game Studio, Expression design tools, SQL Server and Windows Server are available in DreamSpark.
In short, Microsoft’s DreamSpark is a new initiative to enhance design and development of software by students at no cost. You can reserve your space @DreamSpark by following the link


Though Software provided through DreamSpark are available at no cost to  students, it requires a UT EID and a Microsoft Live ID. If you do not have a Live ID, you can sign up for one on the Windows Live ID site. A machine must have Windows operating system, a Web browser (IE preferred for better performance), and a high-speed Internet connection to download software from DreamSpark. Each software package available there has their own set of additional system requirements. You can also review the system requirements for each product from product’s page.


Generally the following software are available through DreamSpark:

#Developer & Designer Tools such as

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for windows phone

· Visual Studio 2012 Professional RC

· Visual Studio 2010 Professional

· Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web RC

· Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate

· Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition

· Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition

· Visual C# 2008 Express Edition

· Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008

· Kinect for Windows SDK

· XNA Game Studio 4

· Kodu Game Lab

· Windows Phone and App Hub

· Small Basic

· Microsoft Mathematics 4

· Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio

· Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition

· Windows Multipoint Mouse SDK

· Windows Embedded Standard 7

· Windows Embedded CE 6.0

· Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011

#Servers & Applications such as

· Windows Server 2012 RC

· SQL Server 2012

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

· Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition

· SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer

· Windows Virtual PC 2007

· SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

#Training & Certification such as

· Pluralsight On Demand

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Posted: 08-03-2012 4:26 AM by Sagar Pokhrel with no comments