History of Facebook


Facemash Creation

October 23, 2003

Facemash was the predecessor of Facebook, having been created on October 23, 2003 by four Harvard students. Hacking was involved in Facemash, for the "facebooks" of Harvard was hacked to populate Facemash, a website intended for the purpose of comparing two pictures to determine which one was "hot or not" (a game).

First Charges

October 26, 2003

Mark Zuckerberg was charged with violating copyrights, breach of security, and violating individual privacy. However, the charges were dropped. (The day 26 is an approximation.)


February 4, 2004

TheFacebook was created on February 4, 2004, having been located at thefacebook.com.

Second Charges

February 10, 2004

Mark Zuckerberg was accused of intentionally misleading Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra. These three Harvard University seniors told the Harvard Crimson, therefore initiating an investigation. Because of the efforts of Zuckerberg to help his case, three Crimson members filed a lawsuit against him, however ultimately the lawsuit was settled.

Facebook Domain


The domain name facebook.com was purchased in 2005 for $200,000.

High School Facebook

September, 2005

A high school version of Facebook was created in September 2005.

Facebook Expansion

December 11, 2005

2,000+ colleges and universities and 25,000+ high schools was the total amount of schools added on December 11, 2005. The schools added ranged from numerous different countries, such as Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Facebook Membership

September 26, 2006

It was made so that only those who are 13 or older can gain a membership with Facebook. However, it was required that you had a valid email.

Company Page Concept


Facebook had gathered 100,000 business pages, therefore prompting the new concept of company pages, in the year of 2007. For, these business pages had begun as group pages, and company pages would be a great addition for businesses.

Facebook Headquarters

October 2008

The international headquarters for Facebook was made to be in Dublin, Ireland in October 2008.

Facemash Auction

October 25, 2010

Facemash was auctioned off to an unknown buyer in October 25, 2010.

Facebook Accomplishment

February 2011

Facebook accomplished becoming the most enormous online photo host, in February 2011. In addition to that, over 350 million users could access Facebook using their mobile phones.

Third Charges

March 12, 2012

Yahoo! accused Facebook on that they had violated ten of is patents ranging from advertising, privacy controls, and social networking, on March 12, 2012.

Facebook App Center

June 2012

In 2012 the Facebook App Center was released, which contained 500 apps.

FB Newswire

April 24, 2014

FB Newswire was introduced by Facebook and Storyful on April 24, 2014.