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Facebook’s 9th Birthday: A long journey of Social Networking Giant

4 Feb

Facebook 9th BirthdayCongrats to Facebook and its more than one billion users on this wonderful occasion of 9th B’day. This social networking giant was founded in February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates  Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Presently this social networking giant is facing touch competition from Google plus, twitter and other sites. Here are the some briefs from the 9 years of Facebook –

January 2013 – Facebook launched “Graph Search” that allowed the users to search their friends, likes, photos, places or anything else what their friends have shared.

February 2012 – Facebook launched its IPO (initial public offering) at $38 per share.

January 2012 – Facebook made its “Timeline” (new Facebook Profile) mandatory

December 2011 – Facebook changed its physical address to 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA.

November 2011 – Facebook agreed that it was involved in wrong privacy practices of its consumers/users

September 2011 – Facebook launches a new profile page called “Timeline

August 2010 – Facebook launched location feature that allows the users to share the address in their post.

February 2009 – Facebook launched “Like” button that allows to promote the posts.

April 2008 – Facebook launched “Chat” feature through which users can chat.

May 2007 – Facebook launched a platform for the developers where they can create tools to share photos, playing games, listening music and lots more.

September 2006 – People over 13 can join the Facebook.

September 2004 – Facebook launched the “Wall” which allow users to write on profile pages.

March 2004 – Facebook expanded itself to other colleges and universities.

February 2004 – Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook as a sophomore at Harvard University.

By Justin Ishley