History of Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg created Facemash, the predecessor to Facebook, on October 28, 2003 when he was at Harvard as a sophomore. According to The Harvard Crimson, the site is similar to Hot or Not, and using "photo obtained from Facebook (face book) online in nine dormitories, put two pictures side by side at a time and asking users to choose which is the most sexy".

To accomplish this, Zuckerberg hacked into the Harvard computer network are protected and copy the pictures private dormitory ID. Harvard at that time did not have a "face book" (directory containing photos and basic information) students. Facemash attract 450 visitors and 22,000 photo views in the first four hours of broadcasting.

The site is directly forwarded to several campus group servers, but turned off a few days later by the Harvard administration. Zuckerberg convicted penetrate campus security, violating copyrights, and violating individual privacy, and risk incurred. However, the sentence was overturned. [16] Zuckerberg expand this initial project that semester by creating a social study tools for exams art history final, by uploading 500 paintings Augusta to the website, with one image per page along with a comment box. He opened the site to classmates, and they began to share notes.

In the following semester, Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004. He was inspired, he said, by an editorial of The Harvard Crimson about the Facemash incident. On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "The Facebook" which was originally located on the website

Six days after the site launched, three Harvard seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accused Zuckerberg deliberately distract them so that they believe it helps them create a social network called, while he uses their ideas to create a rival product . [19] The three complained to the Harvard Crimson, and the newspaper started an investigation. Three senior filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg is finally resolved.

Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College, and at the first month, more than half of the undergraduate students at Harvard listed on this site. Eduardo Saverin (business), Dustin Moskovitz (programmer), Andrew McCollum (graphic artist), and Chris Hughes soon joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website. In March 2004, Facebook is extending itself to Stanford, Columbia, and Yale. [22] The site was then opened to the other Ivy League schools, Boston University, New York University, MIT, and gradually several universities in Canada and the United States.

Facebook incorporated in the summer of 2004, and the entrepreneur Sean Parker, who often gives advice to Zuckerberg, was named president of the company. In June 2004, Facebook moved its operations center in Palo Alto, California. The company received its first investment in it from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The company is removing from its name after purchasing the domain name in 2005 with a value of $ 200,000.

Facebook launched a high school version in September 2005, which Zuckerberg is considered as the next logical step. At that time, high school networks requires an invitation to join. [38] Facebook later expand its membership requirements to employees of several companies, including Apple Inc.. and Microsoft. [39] Facebook was then opened on 26 September 2006 to all persons aged 13 years and above with a valid email address.

On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had bought a 1.6% stake in Facebook for $ 240 million, giving Facebook a value of $ 15 billion. Purchase by Microsoft include their right to place international ads on Facebook. In October 2008, Facebook announced that it would open international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. In September 2009, Facebook said that they had positive cash flow for the first time. In November 2010, according to SecondMarket Inc.., A stock private company, the value of Facebook at $ 41 billion (beat eBay is thin) and became the company's third largest in the U.S. after Google and Amazon. [46] Facebook has been targeted as a candidate has the potential to offer initial public offering in 2013.

Traffic to Facebook increased steadily after 2009. The number of visitors Facebook beat Google on March 13, 2010. In March 2011, it was reported that Facebook removes approximately 20,000 profiles from the site every day on a variety of reasons, including spam, inappropriate content and underage use, as part of its effort to encourage cyber security.

In early 2011, Facebook announced plans to move into his new office, the former kampur Sun Microsystems in Menlo Park, California. DoubleClick Statistics showed that Facebook reached one trillion page views in June 2011 and make the website the most visited in the world. But keep in mind that Google and a number of specific websites are not counted in the DoubleClick ranking. According to Nielsen Media Research study released in December 2011, Facebook is the web site of the most widely accessed both in the United States.

In March 2012, Facebook launched its App Center, an online store that sells mobile applications that connect to Facebook. This shop is available for mobile web users iPhone, Android. In April, Facebook bought Instagram app with a value of U.S. $ 1 billion. In early May 2012, Facebook acquired Glancee young company operating in the field of social exploration.

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