The family also used Zucknet to communicate within the house.
Together with his friends, he also created computer games just for fun.
Several companies—including AOL and Microsoft—expressed an interest in buying the software, and hiring the teenager before graduation. After graduating from Exeter in 2002, Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University.
Yet Zuckerberg remained fascinated by computers, and continued to work on developing new programs.While still in high school, he created an early version of the music software Pandora, which he called Synapse.“With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts.”“[T]he real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time.I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right?The creators of Harvard Connection claimed that Zuckerberg stole their idea, and insisted the software developer needed to pay for their business losses.
Zuckerberg maintained that the ideas were based on two very different types of social networks but, after lawyers searched Zuckerberg's records, incriminating Instant Messages revealed that Zuckerberg may have intentionally stolen the intellectual property of Harvard Connection and offered Facebook users' private information to his friends.Zuckerberg faced yet another personal challenge when the 2009 book , by writer Ben Mezrich, hit stores.Mezrich was heavily criticized for his re-telling of Zuckerberg's story, which used invented scenes, re-imagined dialogue and fictional characters.Not wanting to sell out, Zuckerberg turned down offers from companies such as Yahoo! Instead, he focused on expanding the site, opening up his project to outside developers and adding more features.Zuckerberg seemed to be going nowhere but up, however in 2006, the business mogul faced his first big hurdle.There he showed talent in fencing, becoming the captain of the school's team.