Facebook turns 13: Today is Facebook’s 13th birthday

13 years ago four Harvard University students launched Facebook from their dorm room. Initially limited to Harvard students, the social network now has 1.86 billion monthly active users.

“Today is Facebook’s 13th birthday.”

Four Harvard University students (Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin) launched “The Facebook” on February 4, 2004. Initially it was limited to Harvard students. The next month, Facebook expanded to Stanford, Columbia, and Yale. By December 2004, one million people were active on the Facebook.

In 2005, the Facebook expanded to over 800 universities and added high school networks and change its name as Facebook.

By September 2006, Facebook expanded to everyone (worldwide) of age 13 and older with a valid email address.

The company recently reported 1.86 billion active users on its platform, which is an 17% increase from last year.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.(Thomson Reuters)

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