History Of Social Networking Facebook

Facebook is a social networking recently pioneered in 2006 by a Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg or Mark Zuckerberg was born born on May 14, 1984 in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, New York, United States (U.S.).

The idea started when she went to school at Exeter High School, New HampshireSaat that he became acquainted with Adam D'Angelo. Zuckerberg graduated and entered Harvard University, initially making Coursematch program that allows students in the same class can view a list of classmates. The next project to make facemash.com. Through this site visitors can stamp "cool" or "bad" photo of a student, and make Zuckerberg called by the Administrative Board of Harvard University because it is considered breaking into the campus computer security systems, break the rules on Internet privacy, and copyright infringement.

Therefore he makes Facebook and the launch in 2004. In a short time two-thirds of Harvard students to be Facebook users. Roommates, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hugh, dberhasil expand its wings into Stanford University, Columbia, Yale, Ivy College, and several other schools in the Boston area. In a short time, they launched a Facebook into 30 schools.

Moskovitz and Zuckerberg along with some other friends moved to Palo Alto, California, summer holidays in 2004 rented a small house for the office. Therefore Facebook seriously want to do they left Harvard. In his office's Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal, which give us fresh funds amounting to U.S. $ 500,000, an early investor so they can move to a bigger office at the University Avenue which was named as the office "Urban Campus"

On August 23, 2005 Zuckerberg buy the domain facebook.com from Aboutface Corporation worth U.S. $ 200,000 or approximately USD 1.86 billion. On September 2, 2005, Zuckerberg launched a special Facebook site for kids high school. In only 15 days since its launch, most schools in the U.S. already a member. at the end of 2005, Facebook has covered about 2,000 campuses and 25,000 high schools in the U.S., Canada, UK, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.

On February 27, 2006, he began to allow students who become this site's users to add high school students as friends. BusinessWeek, spread the news that Zuckerberg was negotiating with potential buyers Facebook. But, finally, he rejected the offer which allegedly worth U.S. $ 750 million or around Rp 6.97 trillion. The reason Zuckerberg thinks that price is too cheap. At that time, he estimates the value of U.S. $ 2 billion Facebook.

In April 2006, the first investor of this site, namely Peter Thiel, Greylock Partners, and Meritech Capital Partners, increase investment in Facebook by depositing funds of U.S. $ 25 million. Facebook went into India through the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management.

He also gave Facebook Notes facility. This new feature is a blogging feature that allows users to tagging, inserting images, and other features. In addition, users can import a blog from the site Xanga, LiveJournal, Blogger and other blogging sites. Thanks to these new features, readers can comment on the published writings of Facebook users. September 2006, Zuckerberg opened Facebook services to all Internet users. However, this step precisely drawn protests from users and loyal customers. As a result, two weeks ago Facebook was forced to fix it by opening a new service for the registration of internet users who have a mailing address or e-mail that clear.

Peter Thiel, predicts revenue this site later in 2015 could reach U.S. $ 1 billion. Well, at that time, the value of any company will participate rocketed to about U.S. $ 8 billion. There is also a free classifieds ads on Facebook. This feature, called Facebook Marketplace was launched on May 14, 2007. This new service immediately became a competitor of other online companies. Craigslist is already placing classified advertisements on its website. Business Zuckerberg also increasingly flowing smoothly. In fact, Apple is willing to extend cooperation with Facebook to display examples of iTunes music.

Facebook Parakey Inc. bought the company., From Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, in July 2007. Parakey is a manufacturer of computer applications that facilitate data transfer text, images, and videos to a site on the internet. Bill Gates, in October 2007 to buy 1.6% stake in Facebook worth U.S. $ 240 million. The reason, Zuckerberg did not intend to sell all shares of Facebook altogether. The reason is simple and really noble, he wants to keep Facebook independent.

On 7 November 2007, the site launched its latest service in the form of advertising with a system called Facebook Beacon. Squillionaires Hong Kong, Li Ka-shing, is interested to invest money worth U.S. $ 60 million in Facebook, on November 30, 2007.

Now the number of own employees has reached 400 people. However, Facebook is a unique company. their top executives and young, between 24 years-37 years. Facebook's headquarters looks more like a student dormitory. The employees, who every day get free food rations, working while doing her favorite activity. There are playing guitar, bicycling, playing the control plane, or swing music accompanied by mixing a disc jockey (DJ). They also do not need to dress neatly. Shorts and flip-flops is their favorite costumes in the office. Zuckerberg admitted reluctantly that the office atmosphere is too formal.

Although able to collect their assets up to U.S. $ 3 billion or approximately USD 27.9 trillion Zuckerberg still appear as it is, like most young men who like casual wear.

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