Facebook is a social media & social networking webiste that allows indivisuals to connectes with family, friends and to the world online by sharing thoughts, News and multimedia content.
Facebook was created in 2004 by a Harvard University alumni Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
Today facebook to be one of the big five technology companies along with Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Google.
History Of Facebook
Facemash was facebook’s predecessor started in 2003, founded by Mark Zuckerberg and three of his college classmates. Facemash was set up as a type of “hot or not” game for Harvard students. The website allowed visitors to compare two female student pictures side by side and let them decide which one they considered more attractive.
To create the database of students Mark Zuckerberg reportedly hacked into the college’s security system and copied student ID images used to access dormitories to the FaceMash page. The site was quickly forwarded to several campuses and proved to be popular among the students.
But Facemash was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration. Zuckerberg faced expulsion and was charged by the administration with breach of security, violating copyrights, and violating individual privacy of the students.
Zuckerberg was questioned about the origin of Facemash and what its relations with Facebook.
However, Zuckerberg dismissed FaceMash as ‘a prank website… launched in college’ that had nothing to do with Facebook itself. He also continued that: ‘The claim that Facemash was somehow connected to the development of Facebook, it isn’t. It wasn’t.’
On 04 Feb 2004, Zuckerberg launched Facebook, originally known as ‘the facebook.com’ as to connect university students. The website quickly become popular among the Harvard University students with 4000 people signing up in less than a week.
Soon this popular social network spread all the colleges then the general public, rapidly membership from 120 million users in 2008 to 500 million in 2010 and later one billion in 2012. Later reached an amazed two billion users in 2017, allowing Zuckerberg to become one of the world’s wealthiest and most influential people in the process.
Facebook Owns the 4 most downloaded Apps of the Decade.
It was the most downloaded app between 2010 to 2019 followed by the comapny messenger app. Whatsapp and Instagram were the 3rd and 4th on the list.
The world’s biggest social network services bought Instagram back in 2012 for $1 billion in cash and stock. Sooner in Feb 2014 Facebook purchased the Whatsapp messaging service for $19 billion.
Following the updating algorithms and public interest, Zuckerberg started Facebook business services for individuals to start and promote their local business online. Which become a hit for Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the top ten richest people on earth with a net worth of $58.2 B.
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