Short History of Facebook

Facebook has been around for 10 years as of February.

Did you know the very first Face-book started as early as 1902? The Western Times newspaper referenced it as a “novelty for wiling the time in country house.” It was sort of a guest book where people coming to stay would have to draw a face and sign their name below it. You can see the original clip here.

Facebook as we know it started at Harvard, then known as Thefacebook. It was only open to Harvard students in the beginning. It was eventually extended to other Boston universities, the Ivy League, and then all Canadian and US universities. It wasn’t until September 2006 that Facebook was opened up to anyone over 13 with a valid email address.

You can read the full history on Wikipedia.

Jody Victor