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a little brief about various social media websites.......like the founders and CEO

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  • 1.DIGITAL CELEBRITIES By Monika Doshi

2. Vint Cerf Father of Internet Known for TCP/IP, Internet Society Vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google Responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the internet 3. Facebook An online social networking service headquartered in Menlo park, California. Founders: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes Born on 1984,White plains, New York. Launched from his Harvard dormitory on February 2004 Current CEO :Mark Zuckerberg Net worth: $29.7 billion 4. Facebook acquisitions Facebook has over 47 acquisitions Some of them are WhatsApp, Instagram, Face.com, FriendFeed and ConnectU 5. Online social networking and microblogging service which enables users to send and read short 140 character messages known as tweets. Founders: Evan Williams, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey Twitters origins lie in a daylong brainstorming sessions held by the board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Founded and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, United States on March 21st ,2006 Current CEO: Dick Costolo Net worth: US $664 million (2013) Twitter 6. Google Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin Current CEO: Larry Page Net worth: $59.825 billion Founded: Menlo Park, California on September 4th 1998 Headquarters: Mountain view, California Partnership with NASA research center, Sun microsystems, Fox interactive media, Global IP solutions and Geoeye Some of the few companies Google acquired are YouTube, Deja, Outride, Picassa, Keyhole.Inc and Spark Buy. 7. Google Glass 8. LinkedIn Founders: Reid Hoffman, Konstantin Guericke, Jean Luc- Vaillant, Allen Blue and Eric Ly CEO : Jeff Weiner Founded: may 5TH 2003 Headquarters: Mountain view, CA, United States Acquired Slideshare, Pulse, Bright, Connected and Card Munch Net worth: $7.5 billion 9. Slideshare Founders: Rashmi Sinha, Jonathan Boutelle & Amit Ranjan CEO : Rashmi Sinha Founded in October 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in May 2012 Has 85 million unique visitors a month Notable users of Slideshare The White House, NASA, World Economic Forum, IBM and Hewlett Packard 10. WhatsApp Is a cross platform mobile messaging application which allows to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS Founders: Jan Koum and Brian Acton CEO : Jan Koum Based in Mountain View, California Founded in 2009 Acquired by Facebook on February 2014 11. Apple Founders: Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak CEO: Steve Cook Founded April 1st 1976, Cupertino , California, United States Acquired Quattro Wireless, Siri, HotSpot.com , Broad Maps and Beats. Has a net worth of over $500 billion 12. Apple Products 13. iwatch 14. Microsoft Founders: Bill Gates and Paul Allen CEO: Satya Nadella Founded : April 4, 1975 Albuquerque, New Mexico , United States Best software known products include internet explorer, XBOX and Microsoft Office Suite Acquired Skype technologies in May 2011 Took official control over Nokia on April 25th 2014 15. Pinterest A visual discovery tool that helps people to find ideas for their projects and interest Founders: Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann Launched March 2010 CEO: Ben Silbermann 16. YouTube Video sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California Founders: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim CEO: Susan Wojcicki Founded February 14,2005 , California, United States 17. Instagram Founders: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger CEO: Kevin Systrom Acquired by Facebook on April 12,2012 18. Foursquare Helps you to find the perfect places that one could go with their friends Founders: Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai CEO : Dennis Crowley Launched March 11, 2009