Looking at Facebook history is as relevant today as looking at the rise of Apple or Microsoft. Facebook is completely ingrained in the global consciousness and has revolutionized the way people communicate. It leads the way as a social network and as a business model and continues to grow its user base. While the mind-boggling stats on Facebook’s success have been published many times, this infographic takes a look at Facebook history to give you a sense of how the company and website grew over time.
Facebook actually started as Facemash.com and was based on a hot-or-not rating model. To get the pictures for the site, Mark Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s system and stole them. That caused him some trouble, but ultimately became the first step in creating his massive company.