"Mark Zuckerberg, a computer science student at Harvard University, launches “The Facebook” at his campus. Within 24 hours, 1,200 students have signed up."
"A month later, Zuckerberg and his team open access to the website to other colleges and universities in the US – you needed an institutional email to enter the Facebook party."
"The Winklevoss twins begin a lawsuit against Zuckerberg, on the ground that he stole their idea for the social network."
"Anyone over 13 can now join Facebook. Yahoo and Google express interest in acquiring the growing social network, but Zuckerberg declines."
"Facebook hires Sheryl Sandberg as Chief Operating Officer, after a successful career at Google and the Fed."
"Facebook introduces the Like, allowing people to endorse their friends’ posts."
"With a peak market capitalization at $104bn, Facebook’s IPO was one of the largest in internet history."
"Facebook acquires Instagram, a photo-sharing network, for $1bn."
"Facebook reaches 1 billion active users in the world."
"Facebook acquires WhatsApp, an instant messaging application, for $19 billion. WhatsApp had only 50 employees at the time."
"As Donald Trump wins the election, Facebook gets in the midst of strong criticism for lacking to tackle fake news on its platform, and the adjacent revenue the company got from them."