Sunday, 23 August 2015




The website FACEBOOK was founded as ‘The Facebook’ by Mark Zuckerberg(Mark Elliot Zuckerberg) and his university friends. He is the Chairman and CEO of the facebook.

MARK ZUCKERBERG was born in May 14, 1984 in a well educated family and his father (Edward Zuckerberg) was a computer enthusiast running a dental office. His mother was a psychiatrist (Karen Kemner). At his 13th age he was enrolled in Ardsley High School and he was one of the excellent students in that school. In school days he started to write programs in his father’s computer. His father thought him to work in the Atari BASIC programming. He wrote a program that connect the computer at home and the computer at his father’s office which is called as Zucknet. He started taking class in Computer Science when in middle school. At that time he was also nicknamed as ‘Programming Prodigy’. Before founding the facebook he already wrote coding for more than three applications and the final and recognizable hit was “FACEBOOK”. He introduced a new model music player called as Synapse Media Player. It was an Artificial Intelligent music player that learned the user’s music taste. After that he was joined Phillips Exeter Academy in 2002. His incredible performance during high schools earned him admission to Harvard University. In his second year he wrote code for an application called Facemash which was predecessor to the facebook for Harvard students opened on October 28, 2003 . It was a type of ‘hot or not’ game. The visitors compare two student pictures and let them to choose who was hot and who was not. For creating this program Mark hacked the facebooks managed by Harvard University that contains the details about the students and their photos. Later it was complained by many students and shutdown by the University. Then he expanded this concept with some useful properties that was he created a social tool for the history students. He uploaded 500+ Augustan images in the manner of one image per page with the comment section. By this the students can able to share their notes the Professors were said it was the best idea. After that he started coding for most noticeable website called ‘THEFACEBOOK’ with the main intension to create a universal website that can contact people around the world. After finished within 24 hours this website was used 200+ students of the University. At starting time its membership was limited only for the Harvard university students, and then expanded to Boston area. In March 2004 it was used in Stanford Columbia and Yale and gradually increased users in most universities in Canada and US. In 2005 the company dropped ‘The” form “’ after purchasing the domain “facebook” for 200,000$. Then the company expanded the high school version on September 2005. After that the membership was expanded to the employees of several companies such as Microsoft Office, Apple Inc. Finally on September 26, 2006 the facebook reached and allowed anyone under aged 13 & older with a valid email id to be a registrant. After that facebook pages are introduced that attract the customers and tell about them through these pages. In 2007 there were 100,000 business pages created, after that group pages are created. In October 2008 the company recruited people using this website by conducting a set of engineering puzzles and gave opportunity for many programmers.




Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates and fellow Harvard student Eduardo Saverin in February 4, 2004. It is the online social networking website or a directory or an online community which is mostly created for school and college students and used by them. This will help to establish social connections with students at school and institutions across the country, connect with individuals with similar interests stay in connect with old friends. Spending time on facebook can help people relax slow down their heart rate and decrease stress levels. The facebook has numerous advantages and provide more space and platform to the business advertisement. Anyone whom are starting their business are offered to advertise about their business at free of cost. It was the second largest social network on the web. Let’s see the history of this wonderful facebook and about the founder MARK ZUCKERBERG.



From the very beginning in 2004 the website had only eight or less features that are User accounts, Friends, Friend Requests, Invitations, Profile photos, Meta data (like Gender, Birthday, Dorm, Favourite music, Favourite books), Search by name, Place. There was no News feed, Poking, Notifications, Messaging, and Status Updates.


In 2006 friend’s details, groups and events, mobile texts, mobile uploads, news deed, mini-feed, sharing the links using the share button are included and my photos page was created. In 2007 mobile web was announced and giving virtual gifts, Photo sorting, Export photos directly from Apple iPhone to Facebook albums, Navigation, Showing the three most recent updates on the home pages, subscribe a friend via SMS, tagging features, Friend lists were included. In 2008 the Spanish version of facebook was launched. The features such as comment on friend’s posts and status, translations were introduced. In July 2008 the facebook mobile app were launched in App Store. In 2009 the birthday reminders, the most important ‘like’ button and notifications appear in pop-up alerts, new home page design, ‘Everyone’ option for public posts, Family relationships were added.


Then the feature timeline that is a form of massive updates to the profile was introduced on September 22, 2011. In September 14, 2012 a superior hit of facebook in which the website reaches ONE BILLION USERS!!!.

Technical Background or technical support for Facebook:

Many of the websites stated that Mark Zuckerberg wrote coding in PHP. The backend was lamp stack (LAMP-Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). The Facebook is built in PHP and compiled with HipHop. A source code transformer that was built by engineers was used to convert the PHP from C++. It used HBase to store the data across distributed machines. It handles the requests by using AJAX concept and these requests are stored in a log file using Scribe. Data are read from this log files using a Ptail which was the internally built tool, then the information are stored in Data centers. The backend is written in Java. The website has the backup plane using the MapReduce server. Then the facebook team created a new programming language that combined the elements of static type programming languages such as C, C++ with dynamic type languages such as PHP. The language was called as the HACK which has the deep roots in PHP.



Messenger is an instant messaging service that includes the text, voice and media communication. It is integrated with the facebook’s chat protocol MQTT. It was developed by the facebook team and released on August 9,2011. At that time this app only available for iOS mobiles. In December 2012 the messenger app was created for the android phone. Then On March 5,2014 this app released for windows Phone. Many features are similar to both iOS and android. In April 2014 Facebook announced that the messaging feature of facebook app were removed and everyone should download messenger app to send messages. On July 3, 2014 the messenger app was created for the iPad which was specifically designed for iPad. On March 17, 2015 anotherr feature were included and that was only available in United States which allows users to send money over the app. On April 27, 2015 Facebook introduced the video calling in messenger app.



WhatsApp also an instant messaging app created for smartphones. It used the internet to send messages, videos, audios and images. Initially WhatsApp Inc was founded on February 24, 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum who were the former employees of Yahoo!. In early WhatsApp kept crashing and getting stuck at a particular point. Koum updated WhatsApp so that the people can change their status every time. In December 2010 this app was updated to send media. On February 19, 2014 WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for US$ 19 Billion. WhatsApp uses the customized version of the open standard Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. This software automatically compares all the phone numbers from the device’s contacts with its central database. It is supported on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Nokia smartphones. In January 2015 WhatsApp introduced the voice calling feature without money.



Instagram is the online media sharing app introduced on October 6, 2010. It enables the user to take pictures and videos and sharing them through the Faceebook, Twitter, Tumbler and Flicker. Users are allowed to apply digital filters to their images. This app was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. On April 3,2012 Instagram was released for android mobiles. On April 12, 2012 Facebook acquired instagram for US$1 Billion.

Finally the famous quotes of Successful man Mark Zuckerberg:

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that – building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.
Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something.

Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected.

When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.


Here is a youtube video about facebook

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