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From Its Beginning to the Present, Here’s How Facebook Changed with Time

By Andrew Alpin, 11 April 2017


Fourteen years ago Facebook revolutionized worldwide social interaction. From its original avatar as “the facebook” for a college community it has grown in strength to a worldwide phenomenon of FACEBOOK. Today Facebook is a multibillion dollar conglomerate and no one is happier than its founder Mark Zuckerberg. Let’s trace the social network’s origins from the time it all began and see how Facebook has changed over time.

1 2004: The birth of an icon


Facebook debuts on February 4th 2004 at Harvard University, the alma mater of Mark Zuckerberg, did you see the social Network?? The movies will give you a good idea about it. A month later it also connected Stanford, Columbia and Yale.

The birth of an icon Facebook


2 2005: Still a minimalistic social college network


During that time the pages were minimalistic and notifications on your profile said “this is you”. Even updates always began with ‘is’ which always read, “Mark is mighty pleased”. “Mark is making millions” and so on. This is a typical 2005 Facebook profile page shown by Zuckerberg at a conference. It still resembled MySpace.

Facebook as social college network

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3 2006: Now known as FACEBOOK and the birth of minifeed


On sept 20th 2005 was a defining moment when “the’’ was dropped and the official “Facebook was born. In 2006, it got an adult makeover and the birth of the minified depicting a play by play of a users activity, this took Facebook up several notches in popularity as it allowed you to track friends activity too. Remember the poking on Facebook? The POKE allowed you to flirt, or simply crap out your friends.

In the FAQ section this is what Facebook said

"We have about as much of an idea as you do. We thought it would be fun to make a feature that had no real purpose and to see what happens from there. So mess around with it, because you're not getting an explanation from us."

FAQ section Facebook

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