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A Decade-long Facebook

10 YEAR S OF FACEBOOK Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook in a Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. Ten years later, the social network has spread to the far reaches of the globe and changed the way we communicate. Here are some telling stats and key moments from Facebook's first decade. 1 out of 6 people worldwide uses Facebook That's roughly 1.23 billion active monthly users 31% OR 376M REST OF THE WORLD 16% OR 201M U.S. AND 23% OR 282M EUROPE 30% OR 368M ASIA CANADA 2004 ACTIVE MONTHLY USERS BY COUNTRY IN MILLIONS February Facebook is launched by UNITED STATES 158,922,860 Harvard students Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz. It's originally BRAZIL 71,864,86o called TheFacebook. INDIA 63,792,68o September Facebook adds the "wall," the main profile and communication page for INDONESIA 47,971,44o users. MEXICO 42,571,36o 2006 TURKEY 32,775,240 September Previously limited to university students, Facebook opens its virtual 31,130,26O UNITED KINGDOM doors to anyone 13 and up. PHILIPPINES 30,284,82O 2007 November FRANCE 25,392,20O Facebook launches Beacon, an advertising service that pulled in information from partner websites. It raised GERMANY 24,970,100 privacy concerns and spawned a class action lawsuit, eventually shutting down in September 2009. The most "liked" photo of all time 2008 August Facebook passes 100 million users. 2009 February Facebook introduces the "Like" button. February Facebook debuts its News Feed feature, which This image of aggregates updates from friends in one main page. President Barack Obama hugging wife Michelle was May posted by his campaign in November 2012 The number of Facebook users passes the number on Myspace for the first time. to celebrate his re-election. It has received November New Oxford American over 4.4 million "likes." Dictionary names "unfriend" its word of the year. 2010 August Taking a cue from Foursquare, Facebook adds a Places feature, letting users "check in" to %$4 %$4 real-world locations. September Hollywood releases "The Social Network," a dramatic $2.14 THE film about the origins of Facebook. The movie is a AVERAGE AMERICAN box-office hit and goes on FACEBOOK'S AVERAGE FACEBOOK USER IS REVENUE PER USER; U.S. AND CANADIAN USERS ARE WORTH $6.03 to win multiple awards. 41 years old 2011 WITH 228 FRIENDS February Facebook becomes the largest host of photos online. Pope Francis September WAS FACEBOOK'S MOST Facebook rolls out its new Timeline profile layout. TALKED-ABOUT TOPIC OF 2013 2012 April Facebook announces GETTY purchase of Instagram for $1 6 billion billion in cash and stock. 350 million (Final bill was $715 million.) "LIKES" PER DAY May Facebook goes public. At its initial public offering, stock is priced at $38. It PHOTOS ARE UPLOADED TO FACEBOOK EVERY THE AVERAGE now trades at about $61. DAY USER SPENDS 7.75 hours July Facebook adds options for same-sex marriage to its Timeline. PER MONTH ON FACEBOOK October THAT'S ROUGHLY ONE OR 39 DAYS OVER 10 Facebook passes 1 billion PHOTO PER FOUR USERS YEARS users. 2013 January The number of people checking Facebook from mobile devices surpasses those checking from desktop computers. September A federal court rules that About 6 of 10 Disneyland IS THE WORLD'S MOST Facebook "Likes" are USERS VISIT FACEBOOK EVERY DAY protected free speech in the U.S. CHECKED-IN LOCATION Sources: Facebook, the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Quintly Design: Kyle Ellis Illustration: Kyle Ellis, Stewart Scott-Curran DI DI SCOUT TUFANKJIAN/POLARIS

A Decade-long Facebook

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A Lookback at all the awesome things that happened at and on Facebook since February 4, 2004. "It's been an incredible journey so far, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. It's been amazing to see ...


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