Facebook Rise

2004: Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in his Harvard dorm room

2006: Facebook allows anyone over 13 to join, introduces the facebook news feed

2007: Sells a 1.6% stake to Microsoft for $240m

2008: Reaches 100 million users

2009: Introduces “like” button

2010: Facebook becomes profitable

2012: Acquires Instagram for $1bn in cash and stock

2012: Reaches one billion users2014Buys messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn

2015: Extends internet.org effort to provide internet access to rest of world

2016: Facebook becomes the most popular social networking site in the world

WEXT.in Team

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