Welcome back, Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook mogul visits Harvard, MIT

Zuckerberg makes his way through the lobby of MIT yesterday before addressing students there.

The Hub might become home to a Facebook satellite office.

Founder Mark Zuckerberg said there are no immediate plans to build a Boston branch, but he was hopeful it would happen at “some point soon.”

“We are just getting started,” he said at Harvard University yesterday, before meeting with more than 200 students about fellowship opportunities at the company’s California headquarters.

The media mogul’s return to the area was his first official visit since he dropped out of Harvard in 2004. He also stopped at MIT to recruit students.

The trip came on the heels of his recent comments that if he could start Facebook all over he would have stayed in Boston.

“I think people move because they feel like [California] is where they have to be,” said Zuckerberg. “But there is more than one place to build companies.”

Harvard students said they felt inspired Zuckerberg’s speech.

“He wasn’t the most eloquent speaker, but he has a way of talking that is very down to earth,” said Ling Lin, 21, adding Zuckerberg told students to “do something valuable for society and meaningful to them” when pursuing goals.

Harvard senior Arian Razzaghi said the speech was inspiring and insightful. “He talked a lot about having passion and being motivated,” he said.

Chicken Man flaps his wings

While Zuckerberg tried to poach potential student employees, Chris Bock sat inside his see-through truck wearing a hat with two chickens on it. Bock was waiting for the Facebook CEO so he could ask him for a job.

“Hiring me would be the best decision of his life,” said Bock.

Known as “The Chicken Man,” Bock said he sells poultry at wholesale.

He sat outside for hours waiting for Zuckerberg with a message posted on the side of the truck that said “Mark, my bags are packed and I’m ready to go.”

Follow Steve Annear on Twitter @steveannear



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.

Local

'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.

National

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

By Piya Sinha-RoyLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding…

National

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

Movies

Review: Sadly, Matthew Weiner's 'Are You Here' is…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner tries his hand at movies with "Are You Here," a misjudged Owen Wilson-Zach Galifianakis comedy that turns into a drama.

Movies

Review: 'Love is Strange' is not only a…

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina tie the knot in "Love is Strange," but the film winds up being more about living with people than an activist picture.

Movies

Frank Miller on writing 'Sin City'

Frank Miller's comics career is a long and storied one, with "Sin City" being one of his most individual creations. Here, in his own words,…

Movies

Interview: Jessica Alba is a stripper again in…

Jessica Alba has gotten used to vague phone calls from director Robert Rodriguez, the Austin-based auteur who has made a habit of putting Alba into…

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL defense (DEF)

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL quarterbacks (QB)

MLB

Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)

Wellbeing

What eye symptoms need emergency attention?

Many people experience temporary eye-related problems such as pink eye (conjunctivitis) from a cold virus or a scratched cornea resulting from an object coming into…

Sex

Big weddings may lead to longterm happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. A new…

Parenting

Fun family activity: Off-Broadway show for pre-teens

"The Love Note" is an off-Broadway musical your pre-teen won't roll his or her eyes at.

Parenting

Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung to release…

Barnes & Noble releases the first full android tablet optimized for reading.