A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Facebook
It’s July 2003 and the concept for the world’s largest Social Media site is about to come into existence. From, “Facematch,” to “The Facebook,” to Facebook, what all started as a quick dorm room coding venture has become the world’s most used social media site.
In the beginning, only Harvard University students could sign up for the site. Later, more schools were allowed in. It was becoming very popular and soon most universities in the USA, and Canada had access to the site. On September 26th, 2006 the site was open to the general public 13 years of age and older.
Could the founders have ever imagined that in the future Facebook would generate millions of dollars in revenue every day, or millions of new posts every minute, or millions of messages sent out every hour? The numbers are staggering as you’ll see in the fact section below.
The popularity of Facebook has made the world a smaller place. The way we communicate has become increasingly simpler thanks to Facebook. The ability to add applications and customize pages has made the site used for many purposes.
With revenue and users in the billions, this dorm room project is one of the world’s most successful startups and a conversation piece for many.