Social Networking Site Take Off: Randi Zuckerberg To Head

For online social networking site Facebook, it has seen a tremendous jump with user numbers, currently at a staggering 750 million and that’s growing. Set up in 2004 by co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with what started as a small group of Harvard students, the site begun to see global domination in just a short space of time.

Facebook has seen many changes to its features alongside founder Zuckerberg persistently being in the spotlight over privacy issues. Many have complained that information can be made too public as well as others stating that the age restriction is too low and should be raised. This is something that Mark Zuckerberg recently disagreed with saying that the age should be lowered to those under 8 as he sees the site as being an educational experience. Along with all of this, the movie “The Social Network” which highlighted Zuckerberg’s rise to success, to date, has claimed many awards including the Best Motion Picture at the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

Users to the site can add friends and loved ones to their expanding list, with the added feature of blocking unwanted attention, uploading and sharing of photos, updating the status option, posting messages on the wall, joining events, playing games and the list continues.

Today the news is of Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi. It seems over 6 years, older sister to Mark has decided to leave Facebook of which she has been a part of since the beginning and venture out by herself. According to independent.co.uk, the Marketing Director of Facebook has resigned from her job with a statement saying that she wanted to focus on “building a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry.”

Followed on with this Randi said she had poured her “heart and soul into innovating and pushing the media industry forward by introducing new concepts around live, social, participatory viewing that the media industry has since adopted.”

At the present time we’ll not sure what the new social networking site will be officially called but her new company is titled “RtoZ Media.” With the new Google+ networking site set to be in a long battle against Facebook, what will the future hold for yet another Zuckerberg? Check out Randi Zuckerberg’s current official Facebook page.

Tell us what you think of today’s news? Has Randi got a chance of making her site a raging success?