Most of us spend at least a few minutes on social media every single day. Marketers, business owners, SMM-specialists and many others use social accounts to promote their businesses and increase audience. We are trying to find the best time for posting, striving to create a unique content and learning how to attract more followers on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
But most of us have quite a poor info about the people who did a lot to launch these services. Although Mark Zuckerberg’s name is rather popular, then not every person can answer what is the global merit of Mr. Zilberman. In this article, I am going to share brief stories about the creators of the most popular social networks in the world.
Why should we know them? Perhaps there is no need. But if you do not use any social network mentioned below then maybe a brief information about their founders will inspire you to create an account or discover a new platform for communication or promotion of your goods or services.
After all, nowadays almost every social media proposes multifunctional opportunities not only to chat a friend from another continent but also allows you to increase your sales for example by 10, 15 or 30% even in 3 days. So who are the authors of the most popular social networks in the world?
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most popular and influential people in the world. However, he is not the only one: Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes were the talented people who assisted Mark. These people in tandem have created one of the most popular social networks.
Today Mark is a 33 years-old successful entrepreneur. He is married and has a daughter. He and his wife are waiting for the birth of a second child.
The future creator of Facebook was born in a Jewish family, not far from New York. From his early age, Mark was engaged in programming and developing online games. He did not complete the education as a psychologist. In 2010, he was mentioned the “Person of the Year” by “Time” magazine.
Today Mark together with the team of developers do not get tired of building ambitious plans. One of them is the creation of the Facebook VR-version that had been recently announced at the F8 conference.
Kevin Systrom is the author and creator of the most promising social media. His talented colleague Mike Krieger assisted him to develop and promote Instagram.
The future American entrepreneur and programmer was born in 1984 in Massachusetts, US in a family of marketing and HR managers. Kevin was fond of programming since the early childhood. He sold records in Boston stores and was fond of photography. Then the young genius graduated from Stanford University.
One of the first serious jobs of the future co-founder of Instagram was the position of a product marketing manager in Google. After two years of working in the famous company, Kevin’s ambitions forced him to leave Google and start implementing his idea, which today is revered by more than 700 million users around the world.
Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of Twitter together with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. But most often his name is put first, mentioning the authors of this popular social media.
The 41-year-old software architect by education began with interesting development projects in logistics, which are still used by some taxi services. Young Jack understood that he wanted to start creating Twitter while studying at a university in New York.
One of the youngest social media founders, David Karp, is just about 31 years old. The American businessman, who invented the microblogging service, was awarded several times for example by “BusinessWeek” and “Technology Review”.
David was born and raised in New York, studied at home for a while. He began as a software consultant for one of the US Internet portals. It took a little more than a year to develop and launch the first Tumblr version, which is now popular all over the world.
A 35-year-old American businessman is considered one of the founders of the rapidly growing Pinterest. However, it is his name that is most often used when mentioning the authorship of this social network.
Ben was raised in a family of ophthalmologists. He graduated Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University. He was working in Google and developing his own application for iPhone.
Pinterest is becoming more popular every day. Its developers have already implemented many features that make Pinterest attractive to business.
The one who has got his 50-years anniversary this year is Reid Hoffman.
Reid is not just the founder of the professional social network LinkedIn, but also a writer, billionaire, and co-founder of many companies. He was born and raised in California, received a Bachelor of Science degree at Stanford University, then became a Master of Philosophy in Oxford.
In December 2002, Hoffman created LinkedIn
Snapchat was also invented by more than one person. The American businessman Evan Spiegel was assisted by Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown.
Evan Spiegel is also a graduate of the famous Stanford University. The 27-year-old American was brought up in a family of lawyers from California. His parents sent young Evan to school with art and sciences majors.
Spiegel trained in the sales department of Red Bull and worked for a medical company. This year, he married the famous Australian model Miranda Kerr.
The former CEO of VKontakte and the creator of Telegram, 33-year-old Pavel Durov collected different scholarships and awards when was a student. He was awarded by the President of the Russian Federation and was the winner of the famous Potanin scholarship.
Durov’s father is a doctor of philological sciences, and his brother is a candidate of physical and mathematical disciplines.
Today, VKontakte is the most popular social media in Russia.
How do you like these success stories? How many of these social networks do you use for work and for personal goals? Feel free to share it in comments!
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Of course, there are more popular social networks. Sometimes they can be banned as it happened in Ukraine or Russia when the governments of these countries blocked access to VK (in Ukraine) and LinkedIn (in Russia).
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