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Your cyberspace surfers who frequent the site surfing from one to the other sites would not forget to hang out or at least just stop by one of the sites again today rocketed. The site what it is? Yes, of course facebook site! Currently anyone who does not know him? Certainly people are literate and have internet sites that one must know this. Even those who were once only surf to simply open an email now began to linger at home in front of the computer to mengulak-ngulik his Facebook account.

Source Facebook : between history and facts of Facebook =

The data speak today there are approximately 175 million active profiles on the Facebook site and each profile on average has 120 friends. Usage duration profiles totaling about 3 billion minutes / day and more than 18 million users to update profile every day [complete data]. Furthermore, according to research conducted by Student Monitor, Facebook is included in the objects / second thing desired by the student / students in the U.S. after the Ipod.

But did you know that Facebook was once just a site devoted exclusively to children's course at Harvard campus? Then you know it turns out the site's creators have sued in court on charges of plagiarism and intellectual rights of source code from another company? Also true site Facebook has a twin?

So, for those who are interested in knowing the ins and outs of Facebook advanced more in the following story will be presented a piece of history.

Facebook is included in the category of social networking sites like Friendster, MySpace, Multiply, Yuwie, etc. that provide a medium for its users to exchange information and interact. Facebook was first launched on February 4, 2006 by a Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg. The name itself was inspired by Facebook Zuckerberg of a term among the campuses throughout the United States to mutually recognize academic excellence among fellow civitas. Initially its users only reserved for students on the campus of Harvard University. Then later expanded into a number of campuses in the Boston area (Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Tufts University) and other campuses such as Rochester, Stanford, NYU, Northwestern, and Ivy League. Following a number of other campuses in the U.S.. Finally, users further expanded again to a number of other campuses around the world. September 11, 2006, Facebook made an important step to allow access to all netters who have a valid email address, however, with age restrictions.

History and Development

The origins of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg started when (then second semester student at Harvard University) created a dating site for college counterparts. Zuckerberg is inspired from the site Hot or Not naming homemade site. Methods of this site is featuring two photos of couples (men and women), whereupon the two couples will be chosen by the members of the site where the couple the most "hot". Well, to display photographs of the couple on this site, Zuckerberg seeks by all means look for pictures of his way around the door-to-door to ask foto.1

So nekatnya, Zuckerberg breaking into the campus computer network access to obtain additional photographs. But the action is known to the college and the rest of their site blocking followed by action by the threat of sanctions against Zuckerberg will fire him from the campus (although this threat is not to be realized). His actions were, Zuckerberg defended himself by saying "The action of the college that is blocking the site true reason, but unfortunately they do not realize the potential that could be a popularity booster tool for the campus itself." He continued "Sooner or later, will also be there are others who make similar sites".

Facebook 2004

Undeterred, the next semester, precisely on February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg created a new site called "The Facebook" an addressable URL: For this new site, Zuckerberg commented sarcastically: "I think the effort the college who want to create a medium of information exchange between the academic community that it took many years was a silly thing. With this Website, I can do it just within a week of ".2

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

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

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

Facebook 2005

In May 2005, received an injection of fresh funds joint venture with the results of Accel Partners. Dated August 23, 2005, Thefacebook officially purchased their domain name from worth $ 200,000 and since then a fragment of the phrase "the" is not used anymore, so their name officially became

In 2005 also, facebook user has extended its range into the high school students. Still in the same year, a number of universities in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand also was able to enjoy the Facebook network.

Facebook 2006

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 the news is not proven. In April 2006, Facebook received an injection of fresh funds to 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 the registration to be "free to join" to all owners of valid email addresses worldwide.

Facebook 2007

In September 2007, Microsoft announced it had bought 1.6% stake in Facebook worth $ 15 billion. In making this stock are also covered by the agreement 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 2006, Yahoo acquisition bid has offered $ 1 billion. November 2007, a Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing invested $ 60 million worth on Facebook.

Facebook 2008

In August 2008, Business Week magazine reported that some other party has joined stock invested in Facebook Facebook so the estimated value range between USD 3.75 billion to $ 5 billion

Site Situation

Facebook users can now be free to join the many networks that are governed by the city, work sites, schools and countries. These networks will then connect its members. Fellow users can connect with friends and see each other the contents of a personal profile.

Facebook site to get major income from ads attached to it. The users are free to create a profile of each is in it can contain photos and other personal info-info. Moreover, it can also send each message, joining a group or more. By default, set up user profiles are accessible only by fellow users who have been friends. However, these settings can be changed later if desired.

Microsoft is Facebook's exclusive partner serving ads-banner ads. This is why Facebook only menayang advertisements contained within the Microsoft network. According to comScore (site internet marketing researcher) is currently gathering Facebook user data as collected by Google and Microsoft.

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


Facebook has a number of features of interaction among fellow users that include the features 'Wall / Wall', the space where fellow users send messages open, 'Poke / dab', means to pinch each other virtually, 'Photos / Photo' space to install photographs, and the 'Status' showing the condition / current user's ideas. Starting in July 2007, Facebook allows users to send various attachments (links, applications, etc.) directly to Wall / Wall, where previously allowed only the text.

Over time, Facebook adds some new features into its site. In September 2006, Facebook announced the launch of News Feed / News Feed containing a series of 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 of this feature so that users can now set which can be displayed in News Feed / News Feed Series and what does not.

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

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

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


On May 24, 2007, Facebook is promoting the Facebook Platform. It is a means for software developers to create applications that can be used on Facebook. The move was immediately welcomed by the developers of the software so until March 25, 2009, there were 52,000 applications by as many as 660,000 the number of developers.

Negative developments

In December 2008, the Supreme Court of Australia has decided to use the data of Facebook users as one of the bases in the determination of the case decision.

University of New Mexico in October 2005 to block access to Facebook in its network in the name of the Facebook site is not a support site campus. Government of the Province of Ontario, Canada also blocked access to Facebook on the grounds that similar.

Some of the country is still banned access to Facebook to citizens. The Syrian government banned access to Facebook on the grounds of this site will be used by Israel to expand its influence. The Iranian government also blocked up because of fear the media will be used the opposition to mobilize its network.

On February 5, 2008, a citizen of Morocco, Fouad Mourtada, was detained by local police for making a false profile of Prince Moulay Rachid on behalf of one family member of the Kingdom of Morocco.
A number of users who want to get out of the Facebook network complained difficulty in removing the profile. This happens because before Facebook only allows users to simply deactivate it while the personal data remains stored in the Facebook servers. This policy was widely criticized by users who want to completely erase all its data. In response, the Facebook and change the policy on February 29, 2008 that since then the user who wants out can request their personal data to be removed altogether from the Facebook network.

In 2004, ConnectU, a site similar to Facebook, Zuckerberg made to lawsuits for alleged plagiarism of creative ideas and source code. The founders of ConnectU (Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss) which is Zuckerberg's Harvard classmates thought that the basic concept is the idea of ​​their Facebook and Zuckerberg was the person hired to design it.

A Canadian citizen, Adam Guerbuez, never take advantage of the Facebook site to advertise penis enlargement products and use of marijuana. Facebook Guerbuez party then sued in local court and won the lawsuit.

On July 24, 2008, Grant Raphael, a Briton was dragged to court on charges of making fake profiles that it blasphemed his former business partner, Mattew Firsht, as a homosexual.

Famous Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero Facebook sued on February 9, 2009 for posting a fake profile of her that contains links to various sites of Nazi propaganda. Del Piero then stated that he was not a Nazi supporter and did not have any account on Facebook.

Facebook Now

Despite the controversy over no denying that Facebook fever isendemic throughout the world. So depending on your own nowuse Facebook for what purpose taking into account the risks that accompany it.

Whatever it is, this time according to comScore, Facebook is asocial networking site MySpace to beat the world's leading andglobal ranking according to Alexa it is ranked fifth, second only toGoogle, Yahoo, Youtube and Live. While the award has ever received the "Top 100 Classic Websites" in 2007 from PCMagazine and "People's Voice Award" in 2008 from the WebbyAwards.

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