Facebook’s Birthday is celebrated annually on February 4. The day originated in 2004 by the app’s owner and creator, Mark Zukerberg. Facebook is, to date, the most popular social media network with nearly three billion users registered on its network. Facebook is the main reason most of our friends know about our birthday. It’s time we return the favor and celebrate the birthday of our favorite social network. Facebook is American, but it has reached the whole world and changed the face of advertisements forever. Facebook is a free platform that operates on ad money alone.
History of Facebook's Birthday
The story of Facebook began in 2004. But before that, Zuckerberg started Facemash in 2003 when he was studying at Harvard. It was an online service for students to judge the attractiveness of other students. But they shut down Facemash in two days because of violating university policy in acquiring resources. However, Zuckerberg learned from the experience and registered for Facebook in January 2004.
The app was initially used by Harvard students who wanted to create a social media presence with photos and posts. Its reliability and its widespread reach caused the app to soar. Soon after its initial success, other prestigious schools like Yale and Stanford were also allowed to join.
By June 2004, Facebook hosted around 25,0000 students from various schools. The success of Facebook prompted MasterCard, a credit card company, to pay Facebook for exposure. By 2004, Facebook reached one million users. Around this time, the app introduced some of the popular features we know and love today, like the Facebook wall, image tagging, and unlimited photo uploads.
By the end of 2006, Facebook had six million active monthly users. Facebook provides an experience that connects users. They ensure authentic information is used for each profile, thus making the site trustable. Advertisers flocked to Facebook to capture the online market before their competitors could take advantage of the situation.
On July 13, Facebook became open to anyone over 13 years old worldwide. It was the start of the age of social media advertisements. In February 2012, Facebook went public and raised $16 billion. Recently, Facebook announced the name change of its parent company to Meta.
Facebook's Birthday timeline
Andrew Weinreich creates Six Degrees, a social platform.
Mark Zuckerberg creates Facebook with the help of his friends Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
Facebook acquires Instagram, a large photo and video-sharing social media network.
Facebook renames its parent company, Meta.
Facebook's Birthday FAQs
How do I create a Facebook account?
Go to facebook.com/r.php from any internet-connected browser, fill in the relevant details and sign up.
Is Facebook safe?
Facebook uses SSL to encrypt any data transmitted through Facebook. There are built-in security features to help protect against hackers, viruses, spyware, and ransomware.
What does Facebook own?
The parent company of Facebook owns Whatsapp, Instagram, and Oculus.
Facebook's Birthday Activities
Organize a fundraiser
Arrange a fundraiser for a good cause. You can pick any social cause and arrange a campaign through Facebook. Be responsible and make sure the amount is used for a good cause and not mishandled.
Organize an event
Host an event among your friends and family. Facebook helps keep some of our friends and family connected. Come together and appreciate the bond created through Facebook.
Facebook merchandise sales
Create merchandise with Facebook themes. Examples would be printed T-shirts, bags, toys, or mobile casings. Photograph and upload the products on your business page too.
5 Facts About Facebook That Will Interest You
The third most popular site
Facebook is the third most popular site globally, just behind Google and Youtube.
Facebook’s I.P.O. was higher than Google’s I.P.O.
Google raised $1.9 billion when it went public, whereas Facebook raised $16 billion.
71% of Americans use Facebook
Only 23% of Americans use Twitter, whereas 71% use Facebook.
250 Billion photos
People upload 350 million photos to Facebook daily, which is equivalent to 250 billion photos.
India and Facebook
India currently has around 260 million users, which is the highest number of active Facebook users globally.
Why We Love Facebook's Birthday
Facebook is a social media network responsible for a lot of connections. A lot of friendships and contacts connect with us through Facebook. Facebook is also responsible for nurturing business ties. It can help us connect with businesses and keep up with ongoing trends.
Facebook comes in many shapes and uses. Chatting, calling, sharing, capturing, and uploading are all possible through Facebook. Facebook is also one of the major sources of information, news, and entertainment.
To create an audience
Any goods or service provider who sells online knows the importance of keeping their digital footprint active. Facebook can help connect us to the right customers and improve sales.
Facebook's Birthday dates