Facebook Inc. was launched on 4 February 2004. It provides free social networking services to users over the internet. Any individual above 13 years of age can use the service for free by registering and creating an account on it. Facebook supports multifarious languages that exist all over the world. This lets you stay connected to your friends and relatives and many more. This service can be accessed over many devices either it’s an app or on its website.
After an account is created, individuals can add the basic details regarding education, relation, work, date of birth and etc, and can post pictures, videos, and express thoughts too. It also has many emojis, gifs, and stickers for a much better user experience.
Who created Facebook?
The father of Facebook is Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. He created Facebook with his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum who studied and lived with him during his Harvard College days.
History of Facebook
Though Mark Zuckerberg is 35+ years old guy than to Facebook isn’t that too old. Facebook has launched 16 years ago. In the years ahead, it was so popular among everyone which now marked an example.
As Mark and his friends created Facebook but earlier it’s membership was limited to the students of Harvard University. Later, he extended these limitations to his Higher secondary education institution Ivy League and Stanford University in Boston. Since 2006, he extended the limitations of us to all the above 13 years of age.
In February 2012, for the first time, Facebook valued its company at $ 104 billion. After 3 months, it started selling its stock.
Facebook was known in a way as a directory of students which holds their photos and basic information. In January 2004, Zuckerberg started writing code for a new website called Facebook.
He got his inspiration when Crimson wrote an editorial about Facemash and said that there is a need for a central website which could give many benefits to the people.
Public access for Facebook
Facebook was opened to all the people on 26 September 2006 and everyone above 13 years of age can become a member who has a valid email address is eligible to register. Then it started Facebook pages in 2007 so that companies can spread their business through these pages and it started to be quite successful. Companies related to the business started benefiting from this and Facebook also got good results.
On October 24, 2004, Microsoft announced that it had bought 1.6% of Facebook’s shares. Just a year later, in October 2008, Facebook announced that it would make its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
Facebook’s traffic increased very rapidly after 2009. The company released data on its site, stating that in July 2010, 500 million users used Facebook. Every user found accurate content by searching on Facebook. Facebook device interface was introduced for the first time on HTC, an Android device.