History and Beginning of Facebook
Today, Facebook is the biggest social media in the world. But where is everything comes from? How is Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder get succeed until now? This is the history and start of Facebook.
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Facebook is a social network service based in Menlo Park, California, the United States. Facebook.com is an improvement from TheFacebook.com, the social network for school and campus on October 23, 2003. The pioneer of it is a student of the Psychology Department at Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg.
He enters the social network world when starting an experiment to created Facemash.com. It is a site that allowed visitors which most of them is the Harvard students to comparing photos of students. On January 11, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg registered TheFacebook.com inspired by Facemash which an imitation of Friendster.
Mark Zuckerberg told that he wants to create a website to connect people in the university. Just 24 hours after he finished the site, about 1,200 students of Harvard have registered. The amount of members is equal to the number of last level students at Harvard. Then Mark Zuckerberg develops another site called Harvard Connection.com for Cameron Winklevoss.
Meanwhile, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra claimed Mark Zuckerberg has stolen their idea namely Facebook. The problem was solved by the secret solutions between Zuck and them.
After its launch and develop, Co-Founder of Napster and Sean Parker found TheFacebook.com in his girlfriend’s computer. Sean Parker flew to New York to met Mark Zuckerberg and be an advisor for The.facebook.com casually.
In June 2004, Facebook got the first investment from Peter Theil (Founder of PayPal) in the amount of $ 500.000 as a replacement from 10.2 % of company share and Sean Parker is also chosen as president to the new company.
On 30 December 2004, more than 1 million people registered as Thefacebook.com member due to its development outside the campus.
In August 2005, Thefacebook.com changed to Facebook.com by the price of $200,000. Facebook.com also gets many investors and start to collaborate with Apple and Microsoft at the end of the year. Facebook has spread to the United States (US), Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, New Zealand, and Irlandia.
In the next year, Facebook experiences loss until forced to sell its shares to makes positive income. Facebook improves its performance continuously in 2009 and increases its profit. In 2010, Facebook going advance and rises several technologies like documentation film, “The Social Network” by David Fischer. It tells about the journey of Facebook and a biography of Mark Zuckerberg.
In the next year, Facebook released an iPad application by co-operating with Skype and Heroku. It changes the timeline-based interface and changes the profile and login page. Until 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for 1 billion dollars and Mark Zuckerberg succeeds to get 22% of the Facebook share.
In January 2013, Facebook recognized the ‘Search’ feature which allows a user to search for everything. The feature lets the user look for new interesting things on Facebook. This is the competition point between Google and Facebook in searching. In the same year, Facebook launched thefacebook.com with different URL namely thefacebook.us.
That’s all the history and beginning of Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. May the article gives you the advantage and enhance your knowledge.