quarta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2010

GRAMÁTICA: Tense review biography of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg: Biography
Born on May 14, 1984, in New York. Since starting the social networking website Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg                       .                          (help) revolutionize the way people, and even businesses, interact and connect with each other online. He                      (come) from a comfortable, well-educated background. His father ran a dental practice at the family's home. His mother                       (work) a psychiatrist before the birth of the couple's four children but gave up work to look after the family.
Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age. While he                                   (study) at Harvard he                         (begin) work on his own social network, which later                     (become) known as Facebook. Before this, some of his fellow students                       (ask) him to work on a social networking site called Harvard Connection but Zuckerberg                            (drop) their project to work on Facebook instead. The creators of Harvard Connection                       (since claim) that Zuckerberg stole their idea, while Zuckerberg                      (always maintain) that they are two very different types of social networks. Although an initial settlement                              (reach) between the two parties in 2008, the legal dispute over this matter remains ongoing.
Facebook                       (co-found) by Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin. The group ran the site, first called thefacebook.com, out of a dorm room at Harvard. However, by August 2004 Zuckerberg                      .                          (drop) out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to California.
By December 2004, Facebook had 1 million users. By December 2005 Facebook had more than 5.5 million users. There are now more than 500 million users on Facebook. Zuckerberg                      (turn down) offers from Yahoo! and MTV Networks who want to buy the network site; instead he                          .   (focus) on growing the site, continuously adding more features to Facebook..
In 2010, the film The Social Network                      (release) which charts the creation of Facebook. It                       .                     (base on) the 2003 book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Zuckerberg's life story                               .                              (tell) in an upcoming comic book by Bluewater Productions Inc.
According to Forbes magazine, Zuckerberg is worth approximately $6.9 billion, surpassing even Apple founder Steve Jobs.                                                                   Adapted from www.biography.com/articles/Mark-Zuckerberg
Are you addicted to Facebook? How often do you use it? How long do spend on the site?
How many of your Facebook friends have you met online? Do you ‘friend’ people you’ve never met?
What are the pro’s and con’s of using Facebook?

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