We know the Leading Social Network is Facebook! But Most of the people don’t know how facebook is started, even they dont know about who is the founder. because users concentrate full and fully on their friends and interests, Most people use facebook to get their old school and college friends. I have found the following information in Facebook Press room. I thought to share with you all. Recently Facebook Celebrates its 7th birthday on 4th February. Thats why i am writing this. Ok let me tell about history of Facebook..
Time Line of Facebook:
Facebook – 2004
Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook from their Harvard dorm room.
Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale.
Facebook moves its base of operations to Palo Alto, Calif.
Groups application is added; the Wall is added as a Profile feature.
Facebook reaches nearly 1 million active users.
Facebook – 2005
Facebook raises $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners;
Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks.
Photos is added as an application.
Facebook begins to add international school networks.
Facebook reaches more than 5.5 million active users.
Facebook – 2006
Facebook raises $27.5 million from Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and others.
Facebook Mobile feature launches.
Facebook expands to add work networks.
Facebook development platform launches.
Notes application is introduced.
Facebook and Microsoft form strategic relationship for banner ad syndication.
News Feed and Mini-Feed are introduced with additional privacy controls.
Facebook expands registration so anyone can join.
Share feature added on Facebook, simultaneously launched on over 20 partner sites.
Facebook reaches more than 12 million active users.
Facebook – 2007
Virtual gift shop launches as a feature
Facebook reaches over 2 million active Canadian users and 1 million active UK users.
Facebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings.
Facebook hosts F8 event to launch Facebook Platform.
Facebook Platform launches with 65 developer partners and over 85 applications.
Facebook acquires startup Parakey.
Facebook reaches over 50 million active users.
Facebook launches Facebook Platform for Mobile.
Facebook and Microsoft expand advertising deal to cover international markets; Microsoft takes a $240 million equity stake in Facebook.
Facebook launches Facebook Ads.
Facebook – 2008
Facebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News.
Facebook launches in Spanish and French.
Facebook updates privacy controls to include Friend List privacy.
Facebook launches in German.
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