Facebook completed 12 years last week, here are the glimpses of its journey

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Facebook celebrated its 12th anniversary on 4th February 2016. Facebook started its journey in 2004 from a small dorm room of Harvard University in Cambridge, United States. Mark wrote first codes for the Facebook (then Facemash) somewhere in the year 2003. It all started with just a game called “hot or not” which turned into a multi-billion online business in just 12 years.

On 4th February 2016 which was Thursday, Facebook celebrated its 12th anniversary. The Business Insiders  carried out an article on the anniversary of Facebook giving the full detailed images of its journey right from its inception; we have tried incorporating some more information in this article while compiling the information for our readers.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] The Facebook is world’s only social media website which is visited by more than 1 billion people every day and it was founded in the year 2004 by the genius Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg who is also the CEO and Founder member of this website. The original domain “The Facebook” is now redirected to Facebook.com. It was started as desktop social networking platform which is presently transformed into one of the biggest mobile app.

Facebook has its own messenger service that has more than 800 million users besides the Whatsapp which was brought by Facebook for whopping 19 million dollars has almost 1 billion users. The Facebook has transformed a lot right from the time it was launched in 2004. The social network which was designed for the Harvard initially has been expanded beyond Harvard taking over the entire world.

Facebook in 2004
This is the original Facebook homepage in the year 2004 with a small picture of Al Pacino in the top left the corner. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
The Facebook homepage in 2005 started listing all the schools in US. The social network was in making and it still had the photo of Al Pacino on the topbar. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
The Facebook homepage in 2005 started listing all the schools in US. The social network was in making and it still had the photo of Al Pacino on the topbar. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook's homepage in 2006 was a stripped-back affair, doing away with the list of schools in favour of a simple login option. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook’s homepage in 2006 was a stripped-back affair, doing away with the list of schools in favour of a simple login option. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook's 2007 homepage contained the first instance of its now-synonymous logo and offered the "latest news" from friends. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook’s 2007 homepage contained the first instance of its now-synonymous logo and offered the “latest news” from friends. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
The Facebook of 2008 continued to refine the homepage and offered options for signing up. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
The Facebook of 2008 continued to refine the homepage and offered options for signing up. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook gained the "connected world" diagram in 2009, which lasted all the way until 2011. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook gained the “connected world” diagram in 2009, which lasted all the way until 2011. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)

Facebook swapped out the connected world diagram for a phone in 2012 as its users moved from desktop to mobile. Today, over 800 million people access Facebook on mobile every day. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)

Facebook swapped out the connected world diagram for a phone in 2012 as its users moved from desktop to mobile. Today, over 800 million people access Facebook on mobile every day. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)

Facebook built out its mobile app, especially on "dumb" phones in 2014, leaving the homepage the same. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
Facebook built out its mobile app, especially on “dumb” phones in 2014, leaving the homepage the same. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
2015 was a big year for Facebook that saw its first ever day with one billion users online simultaneously. The company had figured out how to make money from mobile too, turning it into a $300 billion (£204 billion) business. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
2015 was a big year for Facebook that saw its first ever day with one billion users online simultaneously. The company had figured out how to make money from mobile too, turning it into a $300 billion (£204 billion) business. (Image used for the Representational purpose only)
The Facebook homepage on 4th February 2016 on its 12th birthday ((Image used for the Representational purpose only)
The Facebook homepage on 4th February 2016 on its 12th birthday ((Image used for the Representational purpose only)

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook had announced the celebration of friendship day to mark the 12th anniversary. He wrote on his timeline that “On Thursday we’re celebrating Friends Day, a moment to celebrate the friendships that have made a difference in our lives.” He told the story of friendship through the means of his post.

On Thursday we’re celebrating Friends Day, a moment to celebrate the friendships that have made a difference in our…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, February 1, 2016

The next thing Facebook did was sending every user a customized video of friendship day showing the journey of friendship on the Facebook.

Following to this Mark posted one more story of the friendship “One of my favorite Friends Day moments this year was meeting Raman and Priya Gulati, and their baby girl Sohana.”

One of my favorite Friends Day moments this year was meeting Raman and Priya Gulati, and their baby girl Sohana. Raman…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, February 5, 2016

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