The world’s most popular social networking website is celebrating its 10th year on February 4th, 2014. It has certainly been an amazing 10 years for this particular company with user growth in year one of 1million jumping to a phenomenal 6million in the following year. Growth like this in any company would be seen as astounding and the company is still growing with a worldwide presence of over 1000million users.
While Facebook was not the first social network on the scene, it is certainly the one that all the others emulate in terms of its size. Even Google, the juggernaut of the online world has tried to foray into social networking in the form of Google+ to a varied reception.
Over the last 10 years there have been many changes to Facebook. Some of these changes have received a better reception than others. We have seen their initial public offering (IPO) which was huge news at the time. They introduced Facebook for Business and along with it, the Facebook Ad platform which has generated huge revenue for the company but also provided a cost-effective, strategic marketing channel for businesses around the world.
This infographic explores the fascinating 10 year history of the success story that is Facebook.