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History Of Facebook Essay

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The History Behind Facebook

Facebook, originally named “The Facebook”, was created in a Harvard University dorm room in February 4, 2004 by Mary Zuckerberg with his college roommate Eduardo Saverin. Mark and Eduardo were both students of harvard at the time of creating Facebook. Eduardo was in charge of the business end of the project and the funding while Mark was the creator/developer.

The name “The Facebook” taken from the harvard facebook, a book of students and staff of harvard. In August of 2005 “The Facebook” then changed its name to “Facebook” after it was suggested by Sean Parker the creator of Napster. The website was originally created as an exclusive site for anyone with a registered harvard.edu email address. Within the first 24 hours of the launch of The Facebook over 1200 users signed-up for a profile. Just after one month over half of the undergraduate programme had a profile on The Facebook.
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By October 2005 Facebook had reached twenty-one universities in the UK and around the world. Soon after this Facebook had several memberships from employees in large companies such as Apple and Microsoft and in December 11, 2005 universities from Australia and New Zealand had joined the network. Finally on September 26, 2006 Facebook had opened to the public allowing anyone with a registered email address aged thirteen and over to join “Facebook”.

Before Facebook was created Mark Zuckerberg was approached by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and tyler Winklevoss. They asked Mark to be a part of their project The Harvard Connection. The Harvard Connecting was to be a social networking site for Harvard students. Mark agreed to be a part of this. By doing this Mark Zuckerberg entered into an oral contract with the Winklevoss
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