Facebook Turns 9 Today with More than 1 Billion Active Users
The super popular social networking site- Facebook (FB) which literally changed the meaning of internet for an entire generation has turned Nine today.
Founded by Mark Zuckerberg in the year 2004 as a sophomore at Harvard University, it has now become a part of people’s life style amongst all age groups.
With each passing year Facebook gained profit as well as popularity which grew at rapid rate.In the year 2004 FB introduced the Wall, which allows people to write personal messages, post pictures and sharing other stuff on profile pages.
In 2007 FB sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft for $240 million and forges advertising partnership. In the year 2008 FB introduced chat feature on its platform, followed by a feature to “Like” posts, pictures and other things on profile walls in the year 2009.
Facebook introduced Timeline which is a new version of the profile page of the users in 2011. A year later FB filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of stock.
Most recently, this year FB announced the launch of Graph Search enabling users to search anything which their Facebook friends have shared, including photos and posts.