Facebook time machine


February: Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook from their Harvard dorm room

March: Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale

June: Facebook moves its base of operations to Palo Alto, California.
September: Groups application & the Wall is added as a Profile feature
December: Facebook reaches nearly 1 million users


May: Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks

August: The company officially changes its name to Facebook from TheFacebook.com

October: Photos is added as an application

December: Facebook reaches more than 5.5 million active users


April: Facebook Mobile feature launches

August: Facebook development platform launches; Notes application is introduced; Facebook and Microsoft form strategic relationship for banner ad syndication

September: News Feed and Mini-Feed are introduced with additional privacy controls; Facebook expands registration so anyone can join

November: Share feature added on Facebook, simultaneously launched on over 20 partner sites

December: Facebook reaches more than 12 million active users


February: Virtual gift shop launches as a feature

May: Facebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings

October: Facebook reaches over 50 million active users

November: Facebook launches Facebook Ads


February: Facebook launches in Spanish and French

March: Facebook updates privacy controls to include Friend List privacy

April: Facebook launches Facebook Chat

August: Facebook reaches over 100 million active users


February: Facebook introduces “Like” feature

June: Facebook launches Facebook Usernames

October: Facebook changes it Privacy Policy

December: Facebook reaches over 350 million active users


April: Open Graph API launches.

July: Facebook reaches 500 million users.

August: Facebook Places launches, privacy concerns grow.

October: The Social Network debuts.

December: Time magazine names Mark Zuckerberg “Person of the Year.”


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