The world’s largest social network Facebook celebrates its first jubilee
Today, the world’s largest social network Facebook celebrates its 10-year anniversary, reports the official website of the company.
The network was created in 2004 by then 19-y.o. US student Mark Zuckerberg. Originally the site was intended only for Harvard University students. On the first day of operation, some 1,200 users registered in the social network.
Soon, the site became available to any US student, in September 2006 — to all Internet users. In 2008, Facebook was translated from English into 20 other languages.
Over 10 years, Facebook users established over 200 billion friendships. In 2009, Facebook was the first social network to launch the “Like” button — now users click it on average 6 billion times a day.
According to RIA Novosti, Zuckerberg initially did not want Facebook to have a picture sharing service — but since the option has been set up in October 2005, the users posted over 400 billion images in the social network. Furthermore, only for the past two years Facebook users exchanged 7.8 trillion messages via the site.
The number of users of Facebook mobile services approaches one billion; mobile advertising earned for the social network in 2013 some $3.15 billion, or 40% of total revenues.