On 4 February 2004, 19-year-old Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg launched a website on which American college students were expected to socialise. Ten years on and TheFacebook, albeit without the definite article, has long since stepped out of the college dorm. At the end of last year, Facebook was being used by 1.23 billion users worldwide. It’s fair to say that Zuckerberg and his nifty idea have come to define an era.
History makers: Mark Zuckerberg
With Facebook celebrating its 10th birthday today, we raise a glass to its shy, awkard creator.
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