Kamis, 29 Juli 2010

This is the history of the establishment Facebook

This is the history of the establishment Facebook: "This is the history of the establishment of Facebook: "

The origins of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg started when (then a second semester student at Harvard University) created a site dating to contact campus counterparts. Zuckerberg is inspired from the site Hot or Not naming Facemash.com homemade site. The method of this website that is displaying two photographs the couple (man and woman), in which two couples will then be chosen by the members of the site where the couple the most "hot". Now, to display photos of couples on this site, Zuckerberg seeks by all means look for pictures of colleagues with a way around the 'door-to-door' to ask foto.1

Too nekatnya, Zuckerberg breaking into campus computer network access to obtain additional photographs. But this action known to the campus and they were subsequently blocked Facemash.com site followed by action by the threat of sanctions against Zuckerberg will be fired from the campus (although this threat is not to be realized) . His actions were, Zuckerberg defended himself by saying "Actions campus party that blocked site facemash.com true reason, but unfortunately they do not realize their potential can only be a tool for campus popularity booster itself." He continued: "Sooner or later, later on there will be others who make similar sites."


Not cured, the next semester, precisely on February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg created a new site called "The Facebook", which is located URL: .. .. http://www.thefacebook.com For this new site, Zuckerberg commented sarcastically: "I think an effort campus parties that want to make a medium of exchange of information between the academic community that takes many years is a ridiculous thing. With this Website, I can do it just within one week only ".2

When we first launched "The Facebook" is limited only among the Harvard campus. And it's amazing! Within one month of its users already covers more than half the number of students at Harvard at that time. Furthermore, a number of colleagues Zuckerberg thefacebook.com join the team. They are Eduardo Saverin (business analyst), Dustin Moskovitz (programmer), Andrew McCollum (graphic designer), and Chris Hughes.

In March 2004, thefacebook.com began to spread to several other campuses in the city of Boston, USA and also to a number of prestigious campuses like Stanford, Columbia, Yale, and the Ivy League. It did not take long, this site has spread its use in almost all campuses in the U.S. and Canada. In June 2004, Zuckerberg, McCollum and Moskovitz moved headquarters to Palo Alto, California. Here they also aided also by Adam D'Angelo and Sean Parker.

Mid-2004, thefacebook.com got its first investment from
cofounder of PayPal, Pieter Thiel.


Month in May 2005, received an injection of fresh funds thefacebook.com the joint venture with Accel Partners. Dated August 23, 2005, thefacebook officially purchased their domain name from Aboutface.com for USD 200 000 and since then fragments phrase "the" no longer in use so that their name officially became facebook.com.

In 2005 also, facebook has expanded the reach of users to the high school student. Still in the same year, a number of universities in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand also been able to enjoy the Facebook network.


Beginning in 2006, Facebook was rumored to be acquired by a company at a price of USD 750 million, even offer jumped to $ 2 billion. But this news was not proven. In April 2006, Facebook gets a fresh cash injection of USD 25 million investment from Peter Thiel, Greylock Partners, and Meritech Capital Partners. In May the same year, Facebook started to explore the continent of Asia via India. In the mid-year, gilliran Israel and Germany. Finally on 11 September 2006, Facebook changed the status of registration to be "free to join" to all owners of valid email addresses worldwide.


In September 2007, Microsoft announced it has bought 1.6% stake in Facebook valued at USD 15 billion. In making this stock are also covered by the deal that Microsoft has the right to put their ads on Facebook. Seeing this step a number of players of other giants such as Google, Viacom, Friendster also expressed their interest to invest in Facebook. Earlier in the year 2006, Yahoo! Has offered a bid worth USD 1 billion acquisition. November 2007, a Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing invested USD 60 million in Facebook.


In August 2008, Business Week magazine reported that some other parties have participated thus instilling stake in Facebook Facebook estimated value range of USD 3.75 billion up to USD 5 billion

Site Situation

Facebook users can now join the many free networks regulated by city, location of work, school and state. These networks will then connect its members. Fellow users can connect with friends and can see the contents of each personal profile.

Facebook site to get the main revenue from ads attached to him. The user is free to make their own profile in which can include photos and info, and other personal info. Moreover, it can also send messages to each other, joining a group or more. By default, set the Facebook user profiles can only be accessed by other users who have become friends. However, these settings can be changed later if desired.

Microsoft is the exclusive partner in the Facebook ads-banner ads. This is why Facebook menayang only ads that are contained in the Microsoft network. According to comScore (site internet marketing researcher) is currently gathering Facebook user data were collected by Google and Microsoft.

In this view, Facebook is often compared with MySpace and Friendster. But the main difference between them is that MySpace and Friendster allow users to decorate a display profile with HTML and CSS features, while Facebook only allows text-only feature so that all display the user profile looks uniform.


Facebook has a number of features of user interactions among them are the features 'Wall / Wall', the space where fellow users send messages of open, 'Poke / dab', means to pinch each other virtually, 'Photos / Photo' space to install photos, and 'Status' showing the conditions and ideas on current users. Starting in July 2007, Facebook allows users to send various attachments (links, applications, etc.) directly to Wall / Wall, where previously only a text-only permitted.

Over time, Facebook adds some new features into its site. In September 2006, Facebook announced the launch of News Feed / News News concatenation that contains glimpses of information from each user. At first, this feature is open and can be viewed by anyone. But after receiving complaints from some users, the Facebook change the settings for this feature so that users can now set which can be displayed in News Feed / News series news and what does not.

Features notes added on August 22, 2006. In this feature the user can import his writings on other blogs (Xanga, LiveJournal, Blogger, etc.) to appear on Facebook. April 7, 2008, Facebook launched one of the favorite features is 'Chat / Chat', a place where users can send private messages to each other directly and in real time.

Features 'Gifts / Gifts' begins on February 8, 2007. This feature is a feature for exchanging gifts. 'Prize' can be purchased at a price of USD 1 and add a personal message. Dated May 14, 2007, Facebook introduced the 'Marketplace' which allows users to advertise for free. Features of this free advertising is made to compete with similar features introduced by Craigslist.

July 2008, Facebook spruce site's appearance so that each category (wall, info, photos, etc.) have separate tabs. Starting in March 2009, Facebook tidy appearance "Home / Home".


On May 24, 2007, promoting the Facebook Platform Facebook. This is a tool for software developers to create applications that can be used on Facebook. This step was immediately greeted by the developers of the software so until March 25, 2009 recorded 52 000 applications with a total of 660 000-party developers.

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