The Harvard sophomore, Mark Zuckerberg. Launched the site used to be known as "thefacebook.com". It had been a great success, rapidly the site was over viewed by over 400 million people a month.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss claimed that Zuckerberg took the initial idea of "Facebook" from them and decide to sued him for $65 million
"thefacebook.com finally changed its name to having dropped "the" and what is now known as Facebook.
Facebook started as a simple site where each and every profile only consisted of text and details about every user. it wasn't until this year, late October when photos where introduced.
The continuously growth and development immensely increased in no time, this led to the launch of the Facebook mobile app. The site was not only used by students at Harvard but to the wide world, everything was public and it was much easier to communicate among each other.
After the lawsuits , cameron and Tyler Winklevoss took Zuckerberg to court . The Judge Douglas P. Woodlock called their allegations "tissue thin." The situation wasn't resolved into a year later when the twin brothers decided to drop charges.
The platform system was launched, this new featured allowed programmers to develop new tools for playing games, share photos, take quizzes.
The development of Facebook was a constant great success, soon enough people where able to communicate privately and it was easier to meet new people.
The site was used by over 500 million users, this had been a great success for Facebook. although privacy started to be a concern for most users and Facebook knew something had to be done in order for the site to continue growing and developing
Facebook bought Instagram from Kevin Systrom , Mike Krieger for just $1 billion in cash even though Instagram remained as their own app but the services provided were linked to Facebook. For example connection Facebook to your Instagram, meaning you were now able to follow your Facebook contacts on Instagram.
The buy button was attached to merchants who used shopify eccomerce platform this allowed others to directly purchase the item from facebook without using a different website or app
Just like snap chat stories, Facebook came with this update to enable people to put stories on messengers for others to see
Facebook updated their site , you are now able to react to messages on messenger. for example these reactions let others react to individual messages with variety of emotions such as happy, sad etc.
Facebook introduced the live location feature in messenger. this will enable your friends and family to view your exact location. others can now track you down and can be useful to some as a way to inform them that you are on your way or were you are.