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John Harun Mwau: History Of Facebook

john harun mwau: History of Facebook http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Facebook
In January 2004, in the following semester at Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg began writing computer codes for a new website, known as 'thefacebook'. He said in an editorial, The Harvard Crimson, that he was inspired to make Facebook from the incident of Facemash. He said to the editorial, "It is clear that the technology needed to create a centralized Website is readily available...the benefits are many."[2] On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.[11] He told The Harvard Crimson editorial, "Everyone's been talking a lot about a universal face book within Harvard. I think it's kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it as I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week."[12] Zuckerberg gave his opinion to the editorial about his plan to create a universal website that can contact people around the university. According to his roommate, Dustin Moskovitz,"When Mark finished the site, he told a couple of friends... then one of them suggested putting it on the Kirkland House online mailing list, which was...three hundred people." Dustin Moskovitz continued to explain the process of how Facebook was a success and that, "By the end of the night, we were...actively watching the registration process. Within twenty-four hours, we had somewhere between twelve hundred and fifteen hundred registrants."[13]

Just six days after the launch of the site, three Harvard University seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accused Zuckerberg of intentionally misleading them into believing that he would help them build a social network called HarvardConnection.com, but he used their idea instead to build a competing product.[14]

The three complained to the Harvard Crimson and the newspaper began an investigation. Zuckerberg knew about the investigation so

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