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Internet has proved to be a good place of investment for many entrepreneurs, young and old. Some of the young entrepreneurs have earned huge success in their projects and have become millionaires at an early age.

This list includes 10 such young entrepreneurs who have become millionaires on the internet.

1 ) Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder - Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder - Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Age: 26 years old
Project: Facebook
Wealth: $1.3 billion

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook’s CEO. He has been the subject of controversy for the origins of his business and his wealth.

Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World’s Most Influential People of 2008. He fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people.

2 ) Andrew Gower

British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd - Andrew Christopher

British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd - Andrew Christopher

Age: 30 years old
Project: Runescape
Wealth: $650 million

Andrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978) is a British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd, the company he founded with Paul Gower and Constant Tedder. He is noted for writing MMORPG RuneScape, with the assistance of his brother, Paul Gower and also a lead developer.

Jagex Games Studio (or Jagex Ltd./Jagex Software/JAGeX) is a producer of online computer games based in Cambridge, UK. It is best known for the three versions of its RuneScape MMO, as well as for having produced the FunOrb games site and developing the ‘to be released’ MechScape MMO. Jagex has over 350 employees, with all content development, management, and customer support provided ‘in house’.

The company produces games exclusively written using the Java language, its name standing for “JAva Gaming EXperts”. It has received a number of awards for its achievements and is one of the highest profile developers in the UK.

3 ) Chad Hurley

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube -  Chad Hurley

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube - Chad Hurley

Age: 32 years old
Project: YouTube
Wealth: $300 million

Chad Meredith Hurley (born 1976) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube. In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0’s “50 People Who Matter Now” list. In October 2006 he sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google.

Hurley worked in eBay’s PayPal division—one of his tasks involved designing the original PayPal logo before starting YouTube with fellow PayPal colleagues Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.

Hurley is a user interface expert and was primarily responsible for the tagging and video sharing aspects of YouTube

4 ) Blake Ross and David Hyatt

Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross

Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross

Age: 24 years old
Project: Mozilla
Wealth: $120 million

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox has 22.98% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of August 2009[update], making it the second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which has 66.97%.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (aka “geolocation”) based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations. Functions can be added through add-ons, created by third-party developers, of which there is a wide selection, a feature that has attracted many of Firefox’s users.

Firefox runs on various versions of Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.5.3, released on September 9, 2009[update]. Firefox’s source code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL

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Twitter

Twitter

Firstly if you haven’t read the Part 1 then kindly do me a favor and read it, because it won’t be fun without knowing the background.

Coming back to the Last Part, in Part 1 you have read I talked about getting benefits through Twitter.com.

In this Part, am mentioning some twitterers whom I follow and you might love to follow them too:

Want to know what your favorite actor/host/writer/vj doing? Follow:
@FaysalQuraishi
@FaisalQureshi
@AyeshahAlam
@NaveeNaqvi
@BinaShah
@VjDinoAli

These are the ones I follow, but obviously there are many more actor/host/writer/vj on twitter..

Are you a technology geek? Follow:
@harisn
@owaies
@saadgh
@jadoon88
@taimurasad
@technama

Interested in politics and political articles? Follow:
@drawab
@kalsoom82
@sanasaleem
@marvi_memon (I guess the only parliamentarian who’s on twitter, if you know of any others please do mention them in your comments

Music freak? Follow:
@hamaddar

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Facebook VS Twitter

Facebook VS Twitter

With all the excitement about Facebook & Twitter, I thought why not share my personal review between the two.

To be frank I never check Facebook daily, but Twitter yes, If I don’t check Twitter I feel like am missing alot. So daily after logging into internet, after Gmail I open twitter.com as my second website of the day.

Twitter.com is kept open till am on PC with the plugin Reload Every *if am using Firefox, if Chrome then I have to refresh it myself 😦 can Chrome developers get plug-ins feature as soon as possible please?*, yes I don’t use any of the twitter application *Destroy Twitter, TweetDeck* nothing, I like to view it from web ;p

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Google acquires reCAPTCHA

Google acquires reCAPTCHA

The image above is a CAPTCHA — you can read it, but computers have a harder time interpreting the letters. We tried to make it hard for computers to recognize because we wanted to give humans the scoop first, but we’re happy to announce to everybody now that Google has acquired reCAPTCHA, a company that provides CAPTCHAs to help protect more than 100,000 websites from spam and fraud.

Since computers have trouble reading squiggly words like these, CAPTCHAs are designed to allow humans in but prevent malicious programs from scalping tickets or obtain millions of email accounts for spamming. But there’s a twist — the words in many of the CAPTCHAs provided by reCAPTCHA come from scanned archival newspapers and old books. Computers find it hard to recognize these words because the ink and paper have degraded over time, but by typing them in as a CAPTCHA, crowds teach computers to read the scanned text.

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