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Question #166585

Read the article: History of Facebook In Photos by Matt Weinberger

  1. Give a summary/explanation of what happened in 2003
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History of Facebook in Photos

Facebook has an interesting story, a classic Silicon Valley success story. The Facebook idea was hatched in Harvard dorm and now is one of the influential and powerful companies across the world. It has made Zuckerberg into a legendary icon, and it has turned a tennis shoe and hoodie into the height of the tech industry. Drawing illustrations from History of Facebook in Photos by Matt Weinberger, this paper gives a summary/explains what happened in 2003.

The Facebook idea was hatched at Harvard’s Kirkland House dormitory. In 2003, Zuckerberg first built a Facemash, a website. It was a hot or not-style site, and Zuckerberg used photos of his classmates. He got the pictures from the school administration by hacking the dormitory ID files. Facemash got 22000 page views. This was from 450 individuals, and within its first 4 hours, the site was up.

The Harvard administration after a few days later ordered that the site be taken down due to security and copyright concerns. Disciplinary action was taken against Zuckerberg by the Harvard administration. However, Zuckerberg was allowed to stay at the university. Undeterred by the Facemash debacle, he launched Facebook in the following year.


Weinberger, M. (2017, September 8). History of Facebook in Photos. Business Insider Africa.

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