Face booked: From opening bells to wedding bells

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at their wedding ceremony in Palo Alto, Calif., Saturday, May 19, 2012. The ceremony took place in Zuckerberg’s backyard before fewer than 100 guests, who all thought they were there to celebrate Chan’s graduation.

Saturday, May 19, 2012. A day after taking his company public, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg added a “Life Event” on Facebook, posting a photo that shows him wearing a suit and tie with the knot loosened rather than his trademark hoodie. Standing next to him in the picture is a woman in a white gown and veil. Above the photo are the words “Married Priscilla Chan.”

Status update!

Mark married his longtime sweetheart, Priscilla Chan on Saturday — but surprisingly, didn’t add a “Relationship Status” to his Facebook page. Zuckerberg just added a “Life Event” on Facebook

The photo had been “liked” by 522205 people at the time of filing this copy. Chan’s Facebook page updated her status as married to Mark Zuckerberg.

Screen grab of Priscilla Chan’s Facebook page and relationship status after she married Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday.


The nuptials capped a busy week for the couple.  Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the day Zuckerberg turned 28. Zuckerberg’s company went public Friday, raising his wealth to a staggering $20 billion. To be precise, he is now worth $19.25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Zucherberg and Pricilla playing with their dog ‘Beast’.

The wedding attendees went to Zuckerberg’s home believing they were attending a graduation celebration for Chan, but were happily surprised by the change of occasion. The ceremony took place in Zuckerberg’s backyard before fewer than 100 guests, including Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.  Zuckerberg designed his bride’s ring featuring “a very simple ruby. The couple was planning the wedding for months but wanted to wait until after Chan’s graduation. She is a pediatrician now. The couple met at Harvard and has been together for more than nine years. Chan is a native of Braintree, Massachusetts, and attended high school in nearby Quincy. She graduated Harvard in 2007 then taught science to fourth and fifth graders at the Harker School in San Jose for two years before starting medical school. Zuckerberg, already the world’s youngest paper billionaire, turned 28 on Monday and is reaping the rewards from an unlikely beginning in his dorm room in Harvard.

Mark turned vegetarian in 2011. Food was served family-style and included dishes from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto sushi restaurant. The couple served Burdick Chocolate “mice” for desert — they had eaten the chocolates that are in the shape of mice on their very first date..

Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg remains Facebook’s single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares. And he controls the company with 56 percent of its voting stock. The site, which was born in a dorm room eight years ago, has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people. Zuckerberg founded Facebook at Harvard in 2004.He was selected as Time’s Person of the Year in 2010, at age 26. Less than a decade later, he was ranked 14th on Forbes’ list of richest Americans, ahead of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

“Seems hard to believe that @Facebook could be worth that much–be careful if you invest. And Mark Zuckerberg–get a pre-nup,” real estate mogul Donald Trump advised on Twitter earlier in the week.

Zuckerberg was portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in the award-winning film The Social Network, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. The film also starred Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Brenda Strong, Justin Timberlake and Rashida Jones.


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Facebook saving lives: organ donors signups shoots by 800%!

Proving yet again the rising power of social media to effect meaningful changes in the lives of people, a Facebook announcement on users’ ability to add an organ donation event to her timeline saw donor registration numbers shoot up overnight.

“Starting today, you can add that you’re an organ donor to your timeline, and share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor,” said a May 1 update posted jointly by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Soon after the announcement, which was made as part of a tie-up between Facebook and Donate Life California registry, the institute saw online sign ups shoot by nearly 8 times.

“As of 12:30pm today, the Donate Life California registry has increased its online donor sign ups by nearly 800 percent from yesterday thanks to this mornings announcement of the partnership with Facebook! Thank you Facebook!” the California registry posted on its Facebook page.

The statement by Zuckerberg and Sandberg talked about the role Facebook played in helping survivors of Missourie’s Jopplin tornado retreive missing property and Tsunami survivors in Japan locate family and friends.

It then spoke of millions in the US and across the world waiting for organ donations for their survival, and how many of them die because the crucial donations do not materialise.

Facebook Bulletin, Monday April 9, 2012, better than print & electronic media ??

Aur Kitna Lootoge !!!

Aur Kitna Lootoge !!!

Sharad Patel’s posting about the ‘open loot’ of  Money (Maha) Bharat !!!

Brand Promotion by India‘s National Carrier “Air India”

India's national carrier Air India running this ad... it catches your eyes for the creative for sure.... but does it help the brand ?

What "Happiness, Satisfaction and Self-sufficiency are just some of the things that we leave behind AFTER mining." ???

I PROTEST AGAINST this Hoarding:
This hoarding by Vedanta (Sesa Goa) in one of their mining areas is totally MISLEADING and inappropriate. It reads…
“Happiness, Satisfaction and Self-sufficiency are just some of the things that we leave behind AFTER mining.”

Yes, we all know that the NRI owned Vedanta is making crores of rupees at the cost of Goa and Goans. Now WHOSE happiness, satisfaction and self-sufficiency are they talking about ? STOP fooling us Vedanta. You’ll leave NOTHING behind except permanent DESTRUCTION of our environment and life-long health hazards for our citizens. GET LOST from Goa, and get rid of this BLOODY hoarding immediately.

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This lecture was delivered at IIT Kharagpur by Ritesh Singh. It talks about the relevance of Gandhi today specifically in the Manufacturing Industry. After watching it, most people shouldn’t have any doubts about the relevance of Gandhism in today’s world
Sunita Journo posted this photo about how UN failed in a survey
FOOD SHORTAGE – WHAT IT MEANS TO THE WORLD “A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: ‘Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?’ The survey was a huge failure… In Africa they didn’t know what ‘food’ meant. In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what ‘honesty’ meant. In Western Europe they didn’t know what ‘shortage’ meant. In China they didn’t know what ‘opinion’ meant. In the Middle East they didn’t know what ‘solution’ meant. In South America they didn’t know what ‘please’ meant. In the USA they didn’t know what ‘the rest of the world’ meant. But in India they only knew what ‘corruption’ meant.”
Mini Mathew posted on her wall a picture about the only cause of Rape

Rape Cause: GLORIOUS PLACARDS OF 2011 - REVISITED FOR INSPIRATION

Anjali Manohar posted on her wall a picture of an Incredible Indian, U. Sagayam, District Collector, Madurai. 

District collector, U. Sagayam of Madurai, Tamil Nadu - By refusing to take bribes, the Madurai collector has earned 18 transfers in 20 years, a modest house and bank balance and lots of respect.

‎”District collector, U. Sagayam of Madurai, Tamil Nadu – By refusing to take bribes, the Madurai collector has earned 18 transfers in 20 years, a modest house and bank balance and lots of respect”Three years ago, as district collector of Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, U. Sagayam voluntarily declared his assets: a bank balance of Rs 7,172 and a house in Madurai worth Rs 9 lakh. Once, when his baby daughter, Yalini, who had breathing problems, was suddenly taken ill, he did not have the Rs 5,000 needed for admitting her to a private hospital. At that time he was deputy commissioner (excise) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and there were 650 liquor licences to be given out. The going bribe for each was rumoured to be Rs 10,000.(He needs a special mention here because the assets of an IAS officer-couple in Madhya Pradesh were valued at Rs 360 crore. They had 25 flats in three cities)’Reject bribes, hold your head high’, says a board hanging above Sagayam’s chair in his modest office. That’s the code he lives by, even if politicians are incensed they cannot bend him their way—he’s been transferred 18 times in the last 20 years—and has made enemies of both superiors and subordinates. “I know I sit under a dangerous slogan and probably alienate people,” he says. “But I have been the same Sagayam from Day 1. Standing up against corruption is not for a season. Nor is it a fad. It’s forever”, he says.

On a hot summer afternoon, on Madurai’s busy main road, the district collector, U. Sagayam, saw a young man talking on a cellphone while riding a motorbike. He asked his driver to wave the man down, got down from his car and meted out instant punishment: plant 10 saplings within 24 hours. Somewhat unconventional justice, some might say. But that’s how Sagayam works.

He also took on a mighty soft-drink mnc when a consumer showed him a bottle with dirt floating in it. He sealed the bottling unit and banned the sale of the soft drink in the city. In Chennai, he locked horns with a restaurant chain and recovered four acres valued at some Rs 200 crore.

Sagayam’s masters degrees in social work and law come in useful in his role as an administrator. He knows the rulebooks in detail and is not afraid of using them, however powerful the opponent. No wonder then that Sagayam’s career is marked with the scars of countless battles.

Sagayam’s wife Vimala has stood by him all these years but she was rattled by some of the threats during the elections. “He always says if you are right, nobody can hurt you,” she says. “But sometimes it becomes difficult.”

Sagayam says he learnt honesty on his mother’s knees.

Maloy Dhar

Maloy Dhar: Mamata is Hitler Didi of PORIBORTON

Hitler Didi of PORIBORTON: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s antics may have brought in higher central funds for the state, but her government’s performance has been below par in its first year.
A note prepared by the Planning Commission pointed out that the West Bengal government has been able to achieve just 6.5% of its target in agriculture, and provided only 14 days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) — the lowest among the poorer states of India.
The panel also noted that the overall economic growth also slowed down to around 8% in the state after Banerjee took over from the Left Front government.
Banerjee’s tirade against the Left, blaming it for its poor state of affairs, resulted in the central government allocating Rs 22,124 crore in 2011-12, an increase of about 20% as compared to the previous year.
The Centre also gave another Rs 3,500 crore as a special package after Banerjee met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this year.

Mamata has not done anything so far to improve Bengal. Would she take only 5 years to destroy the state? Loud mouth nobody.

 Mohan Chakravaishya’s posted this cartoon about India being on the 4th position of corrupt countries.

सत्यमेव जयते कि गाथा, अब भारत में शायद कभी नहीं मिलेगी | दो कदम आगे निकलने कि होड ने भ्रष्टाचार कि सूची में भारत को पहले पायदान में लाने के लिए उकसाया है |


Naga Srinivas‎: 162 Criminal MP’s – Referendum

Who has insulted Parliament: ‎162 Criminal MP's - Referendum

Who has insulted Parliament: ‎162 Criminal MP's - Referendum

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Mahesh Vijapurkar

mahesh vijapurkar: Now I understand what all 'service' those bureaucrats are doing to us.

I became confused when I heard the word ‘service’ used with these agencies.

Indian Administrative ‘Service’
Indian Police ‘Service’
Civil ‘Service’
Indian Revenue ‘Service’
Indian Postal ‘Service’
Telephone ‘Service’
State, City, Public ‘Service’
This is not what I thought ‘service’ meant.

But when I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to ‘service’ a few cows, everything came into focus. Now I understand what all those bureaucrats are doing to us.

Write bad stuff about God on Facebook & get arrested!

 Posted by Anand Kurien