Facebook usage continues to rise since launching in 2004 as “thefacebook.com”. By 2005, Facebook, launched and funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, was valued at $98 million and had received a $13 million venture capital investment from Accel Partners. 2005 also saw the purchase of the domain “facebook.com” for $200,000.
In 2007, Microsoft bought into facebook for $240 million (receiving a 1.6% stake in the company). Fast forward four years, and Facebook was now raking in a billion dollars in profits. Facebook continues to bowl forward, buying Instagram for a billion dollars, and also holding its IPO. The IPO was deemed a “fiasco”, but the company remains worth more than $100 billion because of its amazing user base.
More than 1 billion people use Facebook, with more than 1.1 trillion Likes since 2009. Enough photos have been uploaded to circle the earth an obscene number of times, and more than 200,000 years of music has been streamed through the site. There’s even a recognized psychological disorder centered around Facebook addiction!
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Source: Optima Wolrdwide