Facebook is a social networking newly initiated in 2006 by a Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg or Mark Zuckerberg was born born on May 14, 1984 in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, New York, United States (U.S.).
The idea started when he attended Exeter High School, New HampshireSaat that he became acquainted with Adam D''Angelo. Zuckerberg graduated and entered Harvard University, initially making Coursematch program that allows students in the same class can see a list of classmates. The next project to make facemash.com. Through this site visitors can stamp "cool" or "bad" photo of a student, and making Zuckerberg called by the Administrative Board of Harvard University because it is broken into the campus computer security systems, break the rules on Internet privacy, and copyright infringement.
Therefore he mebuat Facebook and launch in 2004. In a short time two-thirds of Harvard students to be Facebook users. His roommate, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hugh, dberhasil wings to Stanford University, Columbia, Yale, Ivy College, and several other schools in the Boston area. In a short time, they launched a Facebook into 30 schools.
Moskovitz and Zuckerberg with some other friends moved to Palo Alto, California, summer 2004 rented a small house for the office. Therefore Facebook wants to do with serious they left Harvard. In his office that Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal, which ngasih fresh fund of U.S. $ 500,000, is the first investors so they can move to a bigger office at the University Avenue is named as an office "Urban Campus"
On August 23, 2005 Zuckerberg facebook.com domain buy from Aboutface Corporation worth U.S. $ 200,000 or approximately USD 1.86 billion. On September 2, 2005, Zuckerberg launched a special Facebook site for kids high school. In just 15 days since its release, most schools in the United States had become members. at the end of 2005, Facebook has covered about 2,000 campuses and 25,000 high schools in the U.S., Canada, UK, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
On February 27, 2006, he began to allow the students who become this site''s users to add high school students as friends. BusinessWeek, launch the news that Zuckerberg was negotiating with potential buyers Facebook. But, finally, he rejected the offer so-called cost U.S. $ 750 million or around Rp 6.97 trillion. Because, Zuckerberg thought the price was too cheap. At that time, he expects Facebook worth U.S. $ 2 billion.
In April 2006, the first investors this site, namely Peter Thiel, Greylock Partners, and Meritech Capital Partners, increase investment in Facebook by depositing funds of U.S. $ 25 million. Facebook also entered into India through the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management.
He also gave Facebook Notes facility. This new feature is a blogging feature that allows users to tagging, inserting images, and other features. In addition, users can import a blog from the site Xanga, LiveJournal, Blogger, and other blogging sites. Thanks to these new features, readers can comment on the published writings Facebook users. September 2006, Zuckerberg opened Facebook services for all Internet users. However, these steps actually led to protests from the users and customers loyal.
Peter Thiel, predicts revenue this site later in 2015 could reach U.S. $ 1 billion. Well, at that time, the value of any company would go rocketing to around U.S. $ 8 billion. There is also a free classifieds ads on Facebook. Feature called Facebook Marketplace was launched on May 14, 2007. This new service also directly compete with online companies other.
Facebook Parakey Inc. bought the company., From Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, in July 2007. Parakey is a manufacturer of computer applications that facilitate the transfer of data in the form of writings, pictures, and videos to a site on the internet. Bill Gates, in October 2007 to buy 1.6% stake in Facebook for U.S. $ 240 million. The reason, Zuckerberg did not intend to sell all the shares at the same time Facebook. The reason is simple and really is, he wants to remain independent Facebook.
Now own the number of employees has reached 400 people. However, Facebook is a unique company. executives and top brass are still young, between 24 years-37 years. Facebook''s headquarters looks more like a student dormitory. The employees, who every day get a free meal, working while doing his favorite activities. There are playing guitar, biking, playing the control plane, or shaking a cocktail accompanied by music disc jockey (DJ). They also do not need to dress neatly. Shorts and flip-flops is their favorite costumes in the office. Zuckerberg claimed to be averse atmosphere is less formal office.
Despite the wealth can accumulate up to U.S. $ 3 billion, or around Rp 27.9 trillion, Zuckerberg still appear as it is, like most young men who enjoyed casual clothes.