By Meera Shergill
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.
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.
On December 4, 2004 Facebook hit 1,000,000 users!
( In just 11 months )
Facebook.com in August 2005 after the address was purchased for $200,000.
As of September 2006, the network was extended beyond educational institutions to anyone with a registered email address.
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
on August 2008 facebook hit 100 million users
In August 2009, Facebook acquired the real-time news aggregator site FriendFeed
In February, 2010 facebook hit 400 million users
In July, 2010 facebook hit 500 million users
And then in April of 2012, Facebook made a huge splash in the market by acquiring Instagram for approximately $1 billion dollars.
On October 12, 2012 facebok hit 1,000,000,000 users
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.
On February 4th, 2016 is when facebook turns 12 years old!
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.