Facebook, the company that created one of the world’s gigantic messaging app was founded on the 4th of February by its CEO Mark Zuckerburg along with his fellow college students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Zuckerburg and his friends created the app right in their dorm room while they were yet students at Harvard University.
The founders at first restricted the website’s membership to Harvard students; later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, Ivy League schools and Stanford University. Facebook progressively added support for students at several other universities, and eventually to high school students. Since 2006, anyone who was at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though there are variations with regards to the minimum age requirement, dependent on applicable local laws. The name Facebook comes from the face book directories frequently given to United States university students. The company held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 4th 2012, and commenced sale of stocks to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. Facebook makes most of its revenue from ads that appear onscreen.
Yesterday, the company celebrated its anniversary with its self-pronounced “Friends Day.” Just as the company has always done in the past, users were permitted to remember and honour the day by choosing a single friend and this year, users were provided with an opportunity to give each other a “Friend Award.” This “Friend Award” as it is called has a whole lot of superlatives which include; “Always Has My Back,” “Big-Hearted,” “Bestie,” and a bunch of other superlatives.
The “Friends day” feature gives one the luxury of selecting a friend, their picture, and a template with a wide range of descriptive options. The last outcome features the image with something that somewhat appears to be a bit of an animation that users can post to their wall. When users are finally done with designing an award for just one friend, they can then go on to create awards with other superlatives for their other friends.
As an add-on to the “Friends Award,” the company also put out for its Camera feature, three friend-themed filters. Also, a chain of short videos were brought out that “highlight five remarkable friendships from around the world.”