It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates
and fellow Harvard University students:
Eduardo Saverin,Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes
Published at February 4, 2004.
The name of facebook was inspired by the title of book for first term in Harvard University
which is contain of student’s profile. This book used to help the students to know each other.
The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was
expanded to other colleges, also corporations, schools, and by September 2006, to everyone
of age 13 and older with a valid email address.
Facebook’s Predecessor, Facemash
In October 28, 2003. Zuckerberg wrote the software for the Facemash website when
he was in his second year of college. The website was set up as a type of “hot or not”
game for Harvard students.
The website allowed visitors to compare two student pictures side-by-side and let
them choose who was “hot” and who was “not “.
Facemash used photos
compiled from the face
books of nine
two next to each other
at a time and asking
users to choose the
'hotter' person". To
accomplish this, Mark
Zuckerberg hacked the
maintained to help
students identify each
other and used the
images to populate his
However, the website was shut down by
Harvard executives a few days after it opened.
Mark Zuckerberg faced charges of violating copyrights, breach
of security, and violating individual privacy for stealing the
student pictures that he used to populate the website.
He later faced expulsion from Harvard University for his actions. However, all the
charges were eventually dropped.
In January 2004, Mark
Zuckerberg began writing the
code for a new website, known
as 'theFacebook'. He was
inspired this social media from
the incident of Facemash.
Just six days after the launch of the site, three Harvard University seniors:
Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra
The three complained to the Crimson, and the newspaper began an investigation.
Zuckerberg knew about the investigation so he used TheFacebook.com to find
members in the site who identified themselves as members of the Crimson.
He examined a history of failed logins to see if any of the Crimson members have
ever entered an incorrect password into TheFacebook.com.
In the cases in which they had failed to login, Mark tried to use them to access the
Crimson members' Harvard email accounts, and he was successful in accessing two of
them. In the end, three Crimson members filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg which
was later settled.
Within the first month, more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was
registered on the service.
In March 2004, Facebook expanded to
Stanford, Columbia and Yale.
In June 2004, Facebook moved its base of
operations to Palo Alto, California.
The company dropped ‘The’ from its name after purchasing the domain
name facebook.com in 2005 for $200,000.
Mr. Mark Zuckerberg
Mr. David A. Ebersman
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sheryl K. Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer and
Mr. Michael Schroepfer
Chief Technology Officer and
Vice President of Engineering
Mr. David B. Fischer
Vice President of Marketing
and Business Partnerships
Key Executives for
"People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family,
to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and
express what matters to them."
"Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and
make the world more open and connected."
In order to effectively review reports, User Operations
(UO) is separated into four specific teams that review
certain report types
- The Safety team
- The Hate and Harassment team
- The Access team, and
- The Abusive Content team.
When a person reports a piece of content,depending on the
reason for their report, it will go to one of these teams
If one of these teams determines that a reported piece of content
violates our policies or our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, the
team will remove it and warn the person who posted it. In addition,
Facebook’s team may also revoke a user's ability to share particular
types of content or use certain features, disable a user's account, or if
need be, refer issues to law enforcement.
Facebook also have special teams just to handle user appeals
for the instances when they might have made a mistake.
strong in the
technology market as
the users who
continue grow in the
first quarter of 2013.
of active Internet users
in the world on
Facebook in the first
quarter of 2013.
Google+, once referred
to as a ghost town, but
now continues to
by mendududuki now
ranked second with
26% of internet users
in the world.
Dreamgrow the last
year has made the
Facebook will reach
1.1 billion visitors in
late 2012. Dreamgrow
wrote about the
countries that have a
enough to matter but
has not been taken
over by Facebook yet.
However, a year later
in 2013 the picture has
changed. And you can
see that Facebook has
grown more than 90
percent in just one
year in these countries.
In 2013 the growth of
followed by the
growth of mobile users
continue to grow
throughout the first
quarter of 2013.
In 2013 facebook
increasingly focus on
building up its mobile
market at the moment
people can access
facebook via the
on virtually any
Facebook - Users by Age
13-17 18-25 26-34 35-44 45-54 55-64
Here is the percentage
of Facebook users by
age from 2010 to
2013. Based on the
data uploaded on
facebook users are still
dominated by the user
with the age of 18-25
years and 26-34 years
with a relatively equal
number followed by
the user to the age of