- Facebook, initially titled as thefacebook.com and limited to Harvard students, launched on Feb. 4, 2004.
- In 2006, Facebook became open to general public.
- Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard mates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes founded Facebook.
Facebook marked the beginning of a social media curve. Yes, Orkut and MySpace existed before, but Facebook was the beginning of sharing live feed, posting on your friends’ walls and so much more. According to Statista, Facebook is the most used online social network worldwide, boasting around 2.93 billion users around the globe as of the first quarter, 2022.
While many might think Facebook’s era is long over and serves as a nostalgia tool for millennials and early Gen Zs, Facebook was the top social media platform on which American users spent the most time per day in 2021. TikTok and Twitter were a close second and third, respectively.
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When was Facebook created?
Launched on Feb. 4, 2004, thefacebook.com — Facebook’s initial title — was made with the goal of creating “a directory of information for college students,” Chris Hughes, who helped start Thefacebook.com, told Time magazine. But a couple of things were snipped away post launch. The social media juggernaut cut “the” from the name in 2005 and lifted its college students-only restriction in 2006.
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Who’s the founder of Facebook?
Inspired by a comment on his previous social website attempt — “Facemash” — Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard mates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes founded Facebook.
Who was the first person to post on Facebook?
While there’s little evidence on what the first post on Facebook said, you might be able to guess the first Facebook account created was by none other than the founder and creator, Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg’s profile is said to be the fourth ID created on Facebook. The first three accounts might’ve been created as test runs as they no longer exist.
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How long did it take to create Facebook?
According to Zuckerberg’s interview with Business Insider in 2016, it took him only two weeks to develop the initial version of Facebook — just two weeks to build a platform that would later host billions of users around the world and dominate the internet.
Meta Platforms, Facebook’s rebranded parent company, has a market value of almost $500 billion U.S. dollars as of July 2022, according to Statista.