FACEBOOK


Facebook is a social networking recently pioneered 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 why he became acquainted with Adam D'Angelo. Zuckerberg graduate and attended 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 make Zuckerberg called by the Administrative Board of Harvard University because it is considered breaking into the campus computer security systems, break the rules on Internet privacy, and copyright infringement.

He therefore producing an up and launch in 2004. In a short time two-thirds of Harvard students so the user up. Roommates, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hugh, dberhasil develop wings to the University of Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Ivy College, and several other schools in the Boston area. In a short time, they launched up to 30 schools.

Moskovitz and Zuckerberg along with some other friends moved to Palo Alto, California, summer 2004 vacation small rented house for the office. Therefore want to do up with serious they left Harvard. In his office that's Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal, which give us fresh fund of U.S. $ 500,000, is the first investor so they can move to a bigger office at the University Avenue is named as the office "Urban Campus"
On August 23, 2005 Zuckerberg buy the domain facebook.com from Aboutface Corporation valued at U.S. $ 200,000, or about Rp 1.86 billion. On 2 September 2005, Zuckerberg launched Facebook site specifically for kids high school. Only within 15 days since its launch, most schools in the U.S. already a member. 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, spread the news that Zuckerberg was negotiating with potential buyers up. But, finally, he rejected the offer that was mentioned is worth U.S. $ 750 million or around Rp 6.97 trillion. The reason, Zuckerberg thought the price was too cheap. At that time, he estimated value of up to U.S. $ 2 billion.

In April 2006, the first investor of this site, namely Peter Thiel, Greylock Partners, and Meritech Capital Partners, increase investment in Facebook by depositing funds of U.S. $ 25 million. Up were entered into India through the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management.

He also provides the facility up Notes. This new feature is a blogging feature that allows users to provide 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 new features, the reader can

comment on the article contained the user up. September 2006, Zuckerberg opened the service up for all Internet users. However, this step is actually drawn protests from the users and loyal customers. As a result, two weeks ago was forced to fix up the new service by opening registration for Internet users who have a mailing address or e-mail that clear.

Peter Thiel, predicts revenue this site later in 2015 could reach U.S. $ 1 billion. Well, at that time, the company was going to go sky-rocketing to around U.S. $ 8 billion. There is also a free classifieds ads on Facebook. Feature called up the Marketplace was launched on May 14, 2007. These new services also directly be a competitor of other online companies. Craigslist who had already been placing classified ads on its site. Zuckerberg also becoming business flowing smoothly. In fact, Apple is willing to extend cooperation with up to display examples of iTunes music.

Up buying the company Parakey Inc.., 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 text, images, 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 up at once. The reason is simple and very noble, he wants up to remain independent.

On 7 November 2007, the site launched a new service in the form of advertising with a system called Facebook Beacon. Squillionaires Hong Kong, Li Ka-shing, interested to invest their money worth U.S. $ 60 million in up on November 30, 2007.


Now the number of employees alone has reached 400 people. However, Facebook is a unique company. executives and top brass are still young, between 24 years-37 years. Headquarters up more like a student dormitory. The employees, who every day gets a free meal, to work while doing her favorite activity. There are playing guitar, bicycling, playing the control plane, or swaying accompanied by music blends a 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 office atmosphere that is too formal.

Although able to accumulate wealth to U.S. $ 3 billion, or around Rp 27.9 trillion Zuckerberg still appear as it is, like most young men who enjoyed casual wear.

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