Facebook was launched in 2004 by a kid at Harvard University named Mark Zukerberg. It started out with the name “Thefacebook” and was only available only for Harvard students, or anyone with a harvard.edu email address.The social network spread quickly throughout Harvard because it was exclusive.

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Although It was originally launched as a network for Harvard students, Facebook was eventually made available to students at other university and then finally to everyone with access to a computer. Now just few  years later, it has became the largest social networking site in history. As of the publication


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With more than 1.2 billion active user, including 618 million who log in everyday. Facebook has become virtual world itself. Harvard dropout Mark Zukerberg originally started Facebook as a dorm room exercise to extend the popular printed college directory of income, but he has since developed it into an international organization employing more than 4,500 programmers, graphic artists, and marketing and business development office across  the United States as well as in Dublin, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto. These day on average, more than 3 billion post are liked and commented, and more than 450 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every single day!



2 thoughts on “Facebook

  1. You’ve included a lot of good information here, but it would be great for you to improve it by including some links. It is a good idea to try and encourage your readers to engage through questions you ask them in your blog. Be sure to try and get some discussion going through the blog.


  2. Hi Hamzah!

    My name is Anushka, I was born in America but my parents were born in India so I have an indian heritage. I love your post about facebook, it’s a lot of good facts and information. I didn’t know much about facebook. I also have a question, well 2 actually: How did the creator of facebook come up with the name and I also wondered if you have visited my blog since we have the same heritage and I wondered if you ever read my post about that. Here’s My URL: http://afascinatingblogbyanushka.edublogs.org/

    Have a good day!



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