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  • 2000

    • 2000: Raphael had posted a fake Facebook page purporting to be that of a former schoolfriend and business colleague, Mathew Firsht, with whom Raphael had fallen out in 2000. - Facebook, Wikipedia.

  • 2001


  • 2003


  • 2004


  • 2005

    • 2005: Until early 2005 this was not considered viable due to the lack of web and broadband infrastructure designed to support the transmission of web video and the still nascent stage of social networks like MySpace and Facebook. - Visual networking, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: The company dropped The from its name after purchasing the domain name facebook.com in 2005 for $200,000. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: A leaked cash flow statement showed that during the 2005 fiscal year, Facebook had a net loss of $3.63 million. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • July 19, 2005: With the sale of social networking website MySpace to News Corp on July 19, 2005, rumors surfaced about the possible sale of Facebook to a larger media company. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2005: Facebook launched a high school version in September 2005, which Zuckerberg called the next logical step. - Facebook, Wikipedia.

  • 2006

    • March 28, 2006: BusinessWeek reported that a potential acquisition of Facebook was under negotiation. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor, a New Jersey-based company specializing in research concerning the college student market, Facebook was named the second most popular thing among undergraduates, tied with beer and only ranked lower than the iPod. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • August 22, 2006: Facebook Notes was introduced on August 22, 2006, a blogging feature that allowed tags and embeddable images. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 26, 2006: Facebook was then opened on September 26, 2006 to everyone of ages 13 and older with a valid e-mail address. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 6, 2006: A News Feed was announced, which appears on every user's homepage and highlights information including profile changes, upcoming events, and birthdays of the user's friends. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2006: Serious talks between Facebook and Yahoo! took place concerning acquisition of Facebook, with prices reaching as high as $1 billion. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2006: Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address (and not residing in one of the countries where it is banned) can become a Facebook user. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2006: According to Alexa, the website's ranking among all websites increased from 60th to 7th in worldwide traffic, from September 2006 to September 2007, and is currently 2nd. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2006: Ruckus attempted to create the single largest group on Facebook as a promotional tool. - Ruckus Network, Wikipedia.
    • November 3, 2006: It was launched on November 3, 2006 with a viral marketing campaign through social networking sites Facebook, MySpace, and Orkut. - FarsiTube, Wikipedia.

  • 2007

    • February 8, 2007: Facebook launched Gifts on February 8, 2007, which allows users to send virtual gifts to their friends that appear on the recipient's profile. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • May 24, 2007: Facebook launched the Facebook Platform on May 24, 2007, providing a framework for software developers to create applications that interact with core Facebook features. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: A 2007 outage resulted in a security hole that enabled some users to read other users' personal mail. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • July 17, 2007: Zuckerberg said that selling Facebook was unlikely because he wanted to keep it independent, saying "We're not really looking to sell the company... - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • August, 2007: The Facebook iPhone app was launched August 2007 and as of July 2008 over 1.5 million people use it regularly. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2007: Microsoft approached Facebook, proposing an investment in return for a 5% stake in the company, offering an estimated $300–500 million. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • October 24, 2007: Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for $240 million, giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • October, 2007: Amie Street launched a Facebook Application in October 2007 called Fantasy Record Label. - Amie Street, Wikipedia.
    • November 27, 2007: The LYM launched a campaign against social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook, with the mass distribution of a pamphlet entitled "The Noosphere vs. - Worldwide LaRouche Youth Movement, Wikipedia.
    • November 3, 2007: By November 3, 2007, seven thousand applications had been developed on the Facebook Platform, with another hundred created every day. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2007: In November 2007 Hilton published content from the Facebook page from a daughter of Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who quoted a black friend's words "'She's not black... - Alex Hilton, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2007: The MDP is based on the Open Social API which was presented by Google in November 2007 to support social networks to develop social and interacting widgets and can be seen as an answer to Facebooks developer platform. - MySpace, Wikipedia.

  • 2008

    • February 5, 2008: On Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, Fouad Mourtada was arrested on suspicion of stealing the identity of Prince Moulay Rachid and creating a false profile on Facebook. - Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, Wikipedia.
    • April, 2008: According to comScore, Facebook is the leading social networking site based on monthly unique visitors, having overtaken main competitor MySpace in April 2008. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: An article written by Michelle Sullivan of Uwire.com illustrates how the "facebook effect" has affected youth voting rates, support and general involvement in the 2008 election. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Application spam has been considered one of the possible causes to the drop in visitors to Facebook starting from the beginning of 2008, when its growth had fallen from December 2007 to January 2008, its first drop since its launch in 2004. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: In spite of these occurrences, a report issued by Pingdom found that Facebook had less downtime in 2008 than most social networking websites. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Facebook's effect on the American political system became clear in 2008, when Facebook teamed up with ABC and Saint Anselm College to allow users to give live feedback about the "back to back" January 5 Republican and Democratic debates. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • July 18, 2008: Facebook sued StudiVZ in a California federal court, alleging that StudiVZ copied its look, feel, features, and services. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • August, 2008: BusinessWeek reported that private sales by employees, as well as purchases by venture capital firms, had and were being done at share prices that put the company's total valuation at between $3.75 billion and $5 billion. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2008: Version 2.0 of this app was released in September 2008 and featured improved services such as being able to respond to friend requests and notifications. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2008: After initially giving users a choice to switch, Facebook began migrating all users to the new version beginning in September 2008. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • October, 2008: Facebook announced that it was to set up its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • November 19, 2008: Facebook filed a similar lawsuit the same day in the German regional court of Stuttgart and an additional related lawsuit on November 19, 2008, in the German regional court of Cologne. - Facebook, Inc. v. StudiVZ Ltd., Wikipedia.
    • November 19, 2008: Facebook filed a second lawsuit for injunctive relief against StudiVZ in the German regional court of Cologne, alleging a series of claims under German law. - Facebook, Inc. v. StudiVZ Ltd., Wikipedia.
    • December, 2008: The Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory ruled that Facebook is a valid protocol to serve court notices to defendants. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • December 11, 2008: It was announced that Facebook is testing out a new simpler signup process. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • December, 2008: Facebook was criticized for removing photos uploaded by mothers of themselves breastfeeding their babies, and also canceling their Facebook accounts. - Breastfeeding in public, Wikipedia.
    • December 14, 2008: The possibility of data mining by private individuals unaffiliated with Facebook remains open, as evidenced by the fact that two MIT students were able to download, using an automated script, over 70,000 Facebook profiles from four schools (MIT, NYU, the University of Oklahoma, and Harvard) as part of a research project on Facebook privacy published on December 14, 2005. - Criticism of Facebook, Wikipedia.

  • 2009

    • January, 2009: A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social network by worldwide monthly active users, followed by MySpace. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • January, 2009: The Wes and Ros Appreciation Society was launched by Mark Bruce on Facebook in January 2009, shortly after the transition to Heart[4]. - Heart Breakfast with Wes and Ros, Wikipedia.
    • February 9, 2009: It was reported that Del Piero was suing the social networking site Facebook over a fake profile bearing his name that links to Nazi propaganda sites. - Alessandro Del Piero, Wikipedia.
    • February 15, 2009: The Consumerist broke the news of a Terms of Service clause that gave Facebook the right to "Do anything they want with your content. - The Consumerist, Wikipedia.
    • March, 2009: The New Zealand High Court associate justice David Glendall allowed for the serving of legal papers on Craig Axe by the company Axe Market Garden via Facebook. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Facebook photos became a tool of opposition researchers in the 32nd Congressional District special election in California in 2009 to replace Hilda Solis. - Opposition research, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: The campaign is very much inspired by the Rage Against The Machine Campaign on social networking site Facebook which resulted in Rage Against The Machine becoming Christmas number one in 2009. - Girls Aloud, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Lights was also featured on the 2009 Warped Tour, and played at the Facebook Party at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15 March 2009. - Lights (musician), Wikipedia.
    • August, 2009: Version 3.0 was released in August 2009 and added features such as events, and uploading video with a iPhone 3GS. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 18, 2009: Facebook went down for the second time in 2009, the first time being when a group of hackers were deliberately trying to drown out a political speaker who had social networking problems from continuously speaking against the Iranian election results. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 10, 2009: A settlement was reached, resulting in StudiVZ paying an undisclosed sum to Facebook and both companies continuing business as usual. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 16, 2009: Facebook started having major problems with loading when people signed in. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 18, 2009: Her Facebook team announced on September 18, 2009 that the filming of the music video had been completed. - Destructo Doll, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2009: The Secret Service investigated Facebook polls asking whether President Barack Obama should be assassinated. - Threatening the President of the United States, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2009: The site was set up in September 2009 following the response from the Facebook site (which started in July 2009 as Tennessee Valley Rewound) and the Birmingham Rewound site. - Huntsville Rewound, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2009: Facebook claimed that it had turned cash flow positive for the first time. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • September 10, 2009: A settlement was reached resulting in StudiVZ paying an undisclosed sum to Facebook[3] and on September 14, 2009 the California case was dismissed with prejudice per the parties' stipulation. - Facebook, Inc. v. StudiVZ Ltd., Wikipedia.
    • September 29, 2009: It established a number of groups on Facebook, and on September 29, 2009 the bid's official page surpassed 100,000 members; it also used Flickr and Twitter. - Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wikipedia.
    • October, 2009: [citation needed] In October 2009, an unspecified number of Facebook users were unable to access their accounts for over three weeks. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • October 28, 2009: TweetGlide was initially released as a Beta version on October 28, 2009 and also features Facebook integration as standard albeit Mike Filsaime, Inc have not yet clarified if future releases will feature MySpace support as well. - TweetGlide, Wikipedia.
    • October 12, 2009: On October 12, 2009, the band uploaded the whole album for free listening to their Facebook profile, though no official release date was announced. - Fertilize the Sun, Wikipedia.
    • October 2, 2009: Pakistan's army probes a video posted on social networking website Facebook that appears to show soldiers abusing Taliban. - October 2009, Wikipedia.
    • November 26, 2009: Police in Hong Kong attempt to find the founder of a Facebook group whose members claim to have planned to commit a mass suicide on December 21. - November 2009, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2009: Facebook sent social media marketing company uSocial a cease and desist notice regarding the sale of fans and friends on the site. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • November 10, 2009: The Facebook online game Mafia Wars (created by Zynga) launched a Balloon Boy item for players to collect. - Balloon boy hoax, Wikipedia.
    • November 10, 2009: The Choir confirmed on their official Facebook page that the band is currently at work recording a new, as yet untitled, studio album. - The Choir, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2009: The now have thier own fan club page on Facebook and their website will be online in By the end of November 2009 - The Animated Gospel Choir, Wikipedia.
    • November 21, 2009: On the Facebook Appreciation site it was stated that the show was axed[5]. - The Clinic (TV series), Wikipedia.
    • November 16, 2009: The first three film stills were released via the film's Facebook page. - The Last Song (film), Wikipedia.
    • December 14, 2009: Facebook has launched its own URL shortener based on FB.me domain name. - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • December, 2009: The New Oxford American Dictionary declared their word of the year to be the verb "unfriend": - Facebook, Wikipedia.
    • December 5, 2009: The group originated in October 2009 when a group of bloggers organised demonstrations using word of mouth, twitter and Facebook, culminating in No Berlusconi day on 5 December 2009. - Purple people, Wikipedia.

  • 2010







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