The True Story Behind Facebook
He added, "I built a tool called Coursematch for students to list which classes they were taking." He built the Facematch tool as well, as seen in the movie but that was just a prank. Mark actually got the idea for Facebook by a study tool he created which connected his classmates to share notes with each other. Mark said that he had no idea that it would soon turn into a $300bn company.
That was only the beginning of Facebook. Now the 12-year-old social network has grown into a company investing in the future, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality.