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Facebook: 17 years ago created a social network

Facebook: 17 years ago created a social network

The social network was launched on February 4, 2004 Facebook… Initially, the social network was available to students at Harvard University and nearby universities, and since 2006 it has been extended to all Internet users.

OBOZREVATEL He told the creation story and interesting facts about the creation of the largest social network in the world. The creators of Facebook are Mark Zuckerberg, Edward Saverin, Dustin Moskowitz, and Chris Hughes.

The 1 billion user threshold was crossed on August 24, 2015. Facebook is currently one of the top five most visited websites in the world with more than 2.5 billion monthly active users.

Initial view of the Facebook page

The corporation also acquired such popular services as Instagram, WhatsApp, Workplace (corporate messaging), and Oculus VR.

In 2010, the movie “The Social Network” was released by director David Fincher, showing the history of the creation of Facebook.


Mark Zuckerberg at age 23 became the youngest billionaire in the world.

Facebook’s blue has been chosen as the main color due to Zuckerberg’s poor differentiation between red and green.

Facebook page

“Blue is the most saturated color for me, I can distinguish many of its shades,” he said in an interview with the American media.

Let’s add that the hexadecimal color code # 3b5998 is a shade of blue. In RGB color model # 3b5998 it is 23.14% red, 34.9% green, and 59.61% blue. In the HSL color space, # 3b5998 has a hue of 221 degrees, 44% saturation, and 41% lightness. This color has a wavelength of approximately 472.93 nm.

Facebook social network

Facebook supports more than 70 world languages ​​and the highlight of the project is the hacked and reversed languages.

It was on Facebook that the word “No friend” was first used, which translates to “remove from friends.”

With the massive spread of smartphones, it was through the mobile application that they began to enter the social network.

Facebook stores around 300 petabytes of user data on its servers. There are 1 million gigabytes in a petabyte.

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