Imagine a single lamp lighting a desk deep in the dormitories of Harvard University. A scrawny college student types at a computer, working on a project with his roommates. In 2004, Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg began developing a new kind of website for fellow students to track their social lives. He called it Facebook. And it changed the world.
It quickly caught on among students, and membership was first expanded to include Stanford, Yale, and Columbia universities and then to most universities across the U.S. and Canada. By 2006, anyone in the world could join, and many did.
There are 2 billion monthly active Facebook users as of June 30, 20171—people sharing content and creating relationships. ...
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