On February 4, 2004 Mark Zukerberg along with a few of his Harvard classmates created TheFacebook.com. A social network which was exclusively for Harvard students. It was so popular that 1,200-1,500 students joined within the first 24 hours of the site being launched. And in less than a month, more than half the students had joined the social network. Zukerberg and his classmates decided to expand the network to other Ivy League schools, along with college’s in the Boston area. Soon after it was an exclusive college social network. The site later changed to invitation only registrants. But in the fall of 2005, Facebook users were upset after the company had decided to open the site to everyone over the age of 13.
In the past 6 years, Facebook has seen a number of face lifts. Normally after any change there was an uproar from the community, but looking back at some of the designs on Facebook’s wikipedia page, the changes have definatly been worth it. (more…)