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The youngest billionaire, Time magazine’s controversial Person of the Year, and the king of the social networking Mark Zuckerberg is finally getting the ultimate in American hero worship – the Comic Book treatment in the form of a 48-pager comic book titled ‘Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook’ trade paperback. Written by freelance writer Jerome Maida for BlueWater comics, the book goes on sale today.

“Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the planet and created something that has already had a profound impact on the world. Yet hardly anyone knows much about him. It’s amazing,” says Maida about the comic book.

Most of you may be considering Zuckerberg out of character in the role of a comic book hero; a comic book villain would be more like it, especially in the light of him being portrayed as a back-stabbing manipulator in the recent movie The Social Network and his numerous autobiographies. However, Jerome Maida intends to paint the man in a “fair” light, as opposed to people’s perception about him.

He elaborates, “Rightly or wrongly, Mark dealt harshly with some people on his way to where he is today. As we see, he left many people feeling betrayed. I try my best to be fair here.” The book releases today in major comic book stores in U.S., and can also be ordered online from here. The comic book has already been optioned for an upcoming short film.

Facebook has banned the Break-up Notifier app that lets users keep a close watch on the relationship status of people they are interested in.

The app, which went live on Monday, had garnered 3 million users but has been banned despite the immense surge in popularity.

Breakup Notifier, which was developed by Dan Loewenherz, sent users an email every time one of their selected ‘friends’ changed their relationship status on the platform. The app looked to put an end to people constantly having to refresh the Facebook page of someone they were ‘monitoring’.

A spokesperson for Facebook said in an emailed statement to Loewenherz, “To ensure positive user experiences on the Platform, we run routine automated screens that take user feedback, machine learning and various algorithms into account and remove spammy applications.”

Loewenherz developed the app in around four hours after coming up with the idea. Facebook has also disabled the developer’s profile page.

On the app’s official Twitter account a plea was made to put pressure on the social networking site to restore the popular service: “Hey everyone, Facebook emailed saying that they’ve disabled us… We are working for a fix, but ask atfacebook to put us back online!”

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