Facebook – Login and Welcome
A Realm of Many
Until just recently, social networking was a dark matter, an absolutely unknown field for many, including computer aficionados. It all began with dating sites, university networks and turned out to be the latest fashion and most developed field of the Internet (maybe apart of piracy that is). Even though many people know only Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and maybe LinkedIn, the history recalls many different names and titles of social networking sites such as: Bebo, MySpace(admit it, you didn’t think about it in the first place), LiveJournal and more. So, what made Facebook as better than the others so that it would live on and become the biggest one of the lot with a movie, a book and millions of users worldwide?
How Facebook Was Started
The actual history of Facebook is said to have begun in 2003 when, in a series of attempts to find the right way into making a successful online service for his Harvard social media project, the young sophomore Mark Zuckerberg put up the pillars that are today holding the heavy body of the world’s most populated online community. At that time, the creator of this phenomenon takes the basis of a failed project Buddy Zoo, released and stopped by a high-schoolmate of his named D’Angelo. Buddy Zoo was the basis of CourseMatch (Zuckerberg’s network where one could see which courses their friends go to at Harvard) and Facemash (a program where people could vote between two pictures of other students, rating according to attractiveness). The first sign of Facebook comes in 2004 when the young psychology student Mr. Zuckerberg opens the Harvard community known as “The Facebook”.
“The Facebook” has earned itself quite a huge name among the Harvard society of that time: within 24 hours of its launch, tens of thousands of students have entered and within the first week – almost everyone was inside it, watching the official profile images of each other, reading the basic information and, as a whole, enjoying a program they wouldn’t have ever seen if it weren’t for the young Mark.
Currently, what is left inside of Facebook (a.k.a. FB) is nothing like the original, the basic form of the project… except maybe for the blue and white color scheme, that is. We have live chat, integrated flash games, profiles of companies, musicians, politicians and TV shows – there is everything in today’s Facebook. It’s like the online impression of the world nowadays, including the bullying (called cyber in this case), the thefts (of identities), the daily quarrels (through personal or wall posts) and even marriages, divorces and births. There is nothing that can happen outside which will be left outside of FB. The only problem is the lack of actual physical communication and relationships, but does that really matter? Whenever an event is created, the people who will participate actually meet; many people are friends in real life after meeting up in Facebook thanks to a game, a shared event or a cause.