At the time, he already had a girlfriend – his now-wife Priscilla Chan – and he was obsessed with the internet. Google was great for searching for news and Wikipedia was great for searching for reference material, but there was a gap.
” There was no tool where you could go and learn about other people. I didn’t know how to build that so instead I started building little tools,” Zuckerberg told Dopfner.
He built a small tool called Coursematch where people could list what classes they were taking. He did build the Facematch tool, as seen in “The Social Network”, but that was just a prank, he says.
Instead, the roots of Facebook go back to a college kid spending too much time programming and not enough time paying attention in class. Here’s how Zuckerberg turned a study tool into a social network, and why no one else did it.
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