Zach Marks is not trying to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, although some have begun labeling him as such. The 12-year-old wants to be the next Zach Marks — a boy who, after being told he couldn’t have a Facebook page, set out to create his own social networking site with a more kid-friendly feel.
Zach, with the help of his five siblings and parents, created Grom Social in July 2011. They launched the free website four months later, and when about 47,000 visited the site, it crashed nearly 10 times, Zach said. It took about 12 months for the site to be rebuilt, and since its relaunch in November, Grom Social has had 16,400 people sign up from 132 countries.
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