Evolution of Facebook

By Meera Shergill

Events

facebook website launched

February 4, 2004

launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

Facebook Faces a Legal Case

September, 2004

The legal case against Facebook dates back to September 2004, when Divya Narendra, and the brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who founded the social-networking site ConnectU, accused Mr Zuckerberg of copying their ideas and coding. Mr Zuckerberg had worked as a computer programmer for them when they were all at Harvard before Facebook was created.

facebook hit 1 million users

December 4, 2004

On December 4, 2004 Facebook hit 1,000,000 users!
( In just 11 months )

Getting the"facebook" link

August, 2005

Facebook.com in August 2005 after the address was purchased for $200,000.

Extended to the public

September, 2006

As of September 2006, the network was extended beyond educational institutions to anyone with a registered email address.

New features

2007

The site's features have continued to develop during 2007. Users can now give gifts to friends, post free classified advertisements and even develop their own application

facebook hit 100 million users

August, 2008

on August 2008 facebook hit 100 million users

Facebook Works with Other Company's

August, 2009

In August 2009, Facebook acquired the real-time news aggregator site FriendFeed

facbook hit 400 million users

February, 2010

In February, 2010 facebook hit 400 million users

facebook hit 500 million users

July, 2010

In July, 2010 facebook hit 500 million users

Facebook Working with Instagram

April, 2012

And then in April of 2012, Facebook made a huge splash in the market by acquiring Instagram for approximately $1 billion dollars.

facebook hit 1 billion users

October 12, 2012

On October 12, 2012 facebok hit 1,000,000,000 users

Facebook Introduces Graph Search

January, 2013

In January of 2013, Facebook introduced Graph Search to help users find out more about what they're looking for based on their friends and connections. This feature lets you search through data shared by friends to discover new people and interests, restaurants, music and much more.

facebook's 12th Birthday

February 4, 2016

On February 4th, 2016 is when facebook turns 12 years old!

Mark Announces his Investment (from the money he makes off of facebook)

September, 2016

the company into which they put their Facebook shares, would invest at least $3 billion into scientific research over the next decade to help “cure, prevent and manage all diseases.