Evolution of facebook


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Facebook has come a long way since 2004. Here's a look back at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.

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Evolution of facebook

  1. 1. The Evolution Of Facebook
  2. 2. 2 2004: Welcome to thefacebook.com
  3. 3. 2005: The original Facebook profile 3  The Facebook was only available to select networks, the News Feed didn't exist. Users hopped between profiles like this one.
  4. 4. 2006: Mark Zuckerberg's profile(Mini-Feed) 4  2006 brought Facebook's first major redesign. A News Feed was added to a user's homepage, and a Mini Feed appeared on individual profile pages.
  5. 5. 2007 - Interaction 5  While not a huge year for profile redesign, users began to interact more with each other's profiles – Facebook Gifts
  6. 6. 2008: Facebook's homepage & The App Era 6  A sleeker welcome page for Facebook's growing number of users.  Users were able to add application tabs to their profiles (e.g. Bumper Stickers). Facebook also introduced the Publisher tool bar, which allowed a user to publish a status update, photo or link to his profile.
  7. 7. 2009: Facebook Pages concept 7  The News Feed was replaced with a Real-Time Stream. Facebook also asked users, "What's on your mind?" prompting Face bookers to share status updates.  Users could "become a fan" of a Page (until 2010, when they could "like" a page)
  8. 8. 2010: Profiles get a facelift/Visual Redesign 8  Facebook launched a new profile page  Users took advantage by getting creative with the new photo banner at the top of the page. Also, Facebook told you what friends/fans you had in common in the upper right-hand corner of each page.
  9. 9. 2011: Ticker and Video Chat 9  As of Sept. 20, Facebook's new ticker has the ability to follow a user around to every page, including profiles. The company also introduced a "View As" widget in the upper right-hand corner that allows a user to preview how others see her page.  In 2011 Facebook enabled video calling.
  10. 10. 2011: Hello Timeline! 10  The social networking giant ditched the concept of a "wall" and introduced Timeline. "Tell your life story," urged Facebook.
  11. 11. 2011: Facebook subscribe 11  Facebook enabled subscribe in 2011, allowing users to see people's public status updates and posts. Now called "follow“.
  12. 12. 2012: Facebook's App Center 12  To satisfy its increasingly mobile audience, in 2012 Facebook rolled out the App Center. The App Center initially featured about 500 Facebook apps, mostly games.
  13. 13. 2012: Facebook acquires Instagram 13  In the spring of 2012, Facebook acquired photo sharing site Instagram for one billion dollars. Zuckerberg commented on the acquisition, calling it "an important milestone for Facebook."
  14. 14. 2013: Graph Search 14  Earlier this year Facebook announced graph search. The so-called "social search," makes it easier to navigate the site for information about friends and friends-of-friends.
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