Fact of the day: 4th February

On this day in 2004, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before it opened to high-school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website.

Today Facebook is everywhere. It is probably the most popular social networking site on the internet. It took over from Bebo and MySpace. Now even though I’ve deleted my account, millions of people sign up every year and, I’m sure it will continue to grow in popularity.

Facebook is a place to a connect or reconnect with old friends, a place to play games, listen to music and discover new things.



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