I joined Facebook on February 12, 2008 (Yes, it took a little bit of time for me to join, since “Orkut” ruled then) and since then I have connected to over a good number of childhood friends whom I thought I would never see them again. Thanks to Facebook, the reunion with my old friends has certainly been a pleasant one.
Facebook was launched back in February 2004 by founder Mark Zukerberk. The Company grew up to become one of the actively used social networking sites with more than 845 million active users. The team behind the company are celebrating its eight birth anniversary today.
Here’s a big shout to Facebook on behalf of the Techo Latte Team – Happy Birthday Facebook! And a big Thank You for helping us connect with our old and new friends.
Initially before its public launch, it was called ‘thefacebook.com’. However, on February 4, 2008, Zuckerberg renamed to domain name and launched what we know today as ‘Facebook’.
Facebook became instantly popular and the rate of new users creating account significantly increased. In January 2009, Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users. Quantcast estimates Facebook has 138.9 million monthly unique US visitors in May 2011.