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).
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.
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.
The domain name facebook.com was purchased in 2005 for $200,000.
High School Facebook
A high school version of Facebook was created in September 2005.
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.
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.
The international headquarters for Facebook was made to be in Dublin, Ireland in October 2008.
October 25, 2010
Facemash was auctioned off to an unknown buyer in October 25, 2010.
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.
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
In 2012 the Facebook App Center was released, which contained 500 apps.
April 24, 2014
FB Newswire was introduced by Facebook and Storyful on April 24, 2014.