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Ello might or might not replace Facebook, but the giant social network won't last forever. Predicting the end of Facebook in 2014 feels reckless.

Ello might or might not replace Facebook, but the giant social network won't last forever

Like slapping a date on the fall of the wall might have felt in the 1980s. As of June this year, the social networking behemoth had 1.32bn active monthly users. According to the latest data from the Pew Research Centre, 71% of online adults use Facebook. Considering 73% use a social networking site, that’s pretty much: all of us. The startup world is full of people pitching and failing the next big thing. Ello is crawling with bugs, isn’t out of beta testing, and it’s still taking off in starship headquarters. 31,000 new users were asking to be beta testers at this week’s peak.

Review: Ello, an Ad-Free Social Site. Ello, a new ad-free social network that’s currently open only to those with invitations, focuses on style and simplicity.

Review: Ello, an Ad-Free Social Site

The first thing I noticed on Ello, a new ad-free social network, is the abundance of white space. Unlike Facebook, which rages with status updates, trending topics, and ads imploring me to click on things my friends “like,” Ello is quiet and calm. The contrast is intentional. Created by designer and entrepreneur Paul Budnitz, Ello contends that on social networks like Facebook, we, the users, are the product, as our data is sold to advertisers who hope to entice us with ads in our feeds.

Ello, on the other hand, positions itself as an antidote to that: it doesn’t include any ads, and one of several manifestos posted on the site says that those behind Ello “dislike ads more than almost anyone else out there.” Yet while the relative sparseness of Ello is nice to look at, it’s also confusing. Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese interview. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg provides an interview, in Chinese, at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese interview

(Photo: Facebook) SAN FRANCISCO- Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a question and answer session with college students Wednesday. In Mandarin. The audience at Tsinghua University in Beijing audibly gasped and then broke into applause when Zuckerberg took the microphone and greeted them in Mandarin, saying 大家好? "Da jia hao? " He then went on to tell them, 我的中文很糟糕 "Wo de Zhongwen hen zaogao," (My Chinese is fairly terrible.)

Zuckerberg conducted the whole Q&A session in Chinese. Why do you speak Chinese? "There are three factors," he told the audience. Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone's Mind. Facebook Think you’re too busy to learn another language?

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone's Mind

Well, you’re not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin. Mark Zuckerberg - Biography - Computer Programmer, Philanthropist - Mark Zuckerberg is co-founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook, as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires.

Mark Zuckerberg - Biography - Computer Programmer, Philanthropist -

Synopsis Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to more than 250 million people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire. The birth of Facebook was recently portrayed in the film The Social Network. Early Life. Happy Go Luckey: Meet the 20-year-old creator of Oculus Rift. "I'm a self-taught engineer, a hacker, a maker, an electronics enthusiast.

Happy Go Luckey: Meet the 20-year-old creator of Oculus Rift

I'm from Long Beach, California. I like making things. How A 21-Year-Old College Dropout Built Oculus. Innovators Under 35. Palmer Luckey grew up mesmerized by the transcendent virtual reality depicted in Star Trek and The Matrix.

Innovators Under 35

But when his video screen faded to black, he was back in the real world, where virtual technology remained trapped in niche ­applications. So Luckey, a self-taught engineer who had been exploring technology journalism in college, began tinkering. In 2009 he hacked together his first prototypes of a virtual-reality headset in his parents’ basement. He eventually called it the Oculus Rift and posted designs to Internet forums. 5 Quotes From Mark Zuckerberg That Prove Success Begins With Impossible Dreams. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most successful Millennials on the planet.

5 Quotes From Mark Zuckerberg That Prove Success Begins With Impossible Dreams

By 23, he was already a millionaire and in the 10 years since Facebook was first established, he has become one of the richest individuals in the world. At just 30 years old, Zuckerberg has a net worth of $35 billion. He can count more billions in his bank account than he can candles on his birthday cake. Life is not all about the Benjamins; it’s about building something that changes the world for the better.

When all is said and done, you can’t take money with you. So find your gift and share it with the world. Zuckerberg created Facebook while he was still a student at Harvard, and eventually dropped out to concentrate on building the website. Age is ultimately irrelevant if a person is persistent enough in the pursuit of their dreams. 1. Move forward in the world unapologetically. Break boundaries and don’t set limits on yourself. Always look forward. People don’t change history by copying what others have done.

Mark Zuckerberg speaks Mandarin during Q&A session in China. Facebook is blocked in China, but its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing – surprising a hall full of students by conducting a Q&A session in Mandarin.

Mark Zuckerberg speaks Mandarin during Q&A session in China

Zuckerberg charmed his audience comprising Chinese and international students when he kicked off the half-hour session at the elite Tsinghua University with the words “Hello, everyone” in heavily accented Chinese. The 30-year-old head of the US-based networking site elicited cheers and applause from the surprised crowd in a video of the event he posted on Thursday. Zuckerberg discussed topics including his philosophy on founding a company and his view of Chinese innovation, as well as more personal matters such as his favourite colour, favourite Chinese dish and the Chinese-American family of his wife, Priscilla Chan. “I want to study Chinese culture,” he said. “Studying the language helps me study the culture. “It’s very difficult to develop a company,” he said. Hussein Chalayan - Design Museum. Hussein Chalayan is one of the most visionary designers working in fashion today.

Hussein Chalayan - Design Museum

He is renowned for an innovative use of materials, meticulous pattern cutting and a progressive attitude to new technology. His pioneering work is motivated by ideas drawn from disciplines not readily associated with fashion, crossing between anthropology, history, science, philosophy and technology. Chalayan is guided by what happens in the world, and by what engages him personally, and these concepts inform ideas behind his collections.

His acclaimed runway shows function as performance pieces which allow him to express important concepts. Mark Zuckerberg Fast Facts.