Picture of the Day: Remember When Facebook Was Young?

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Just eight years ago, on the first Wednesday of February in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates launched thefacebook.com, a Harvard-only social network where students could upload profile information and search for other friends on campus. In an article titled "Hundreds Register for New Facebook Website," The Harvard Crimson reported that 650 people had already joined the site, and that the count would probably reach 900 by the time the article came out. The writer compared the new site to "the popular website Friendster." Today, Facebook is expected to file for public stock offering that will ultimately value the company between $75 billion and $100 billion, it has more than 800 million users, and The Crimon's article has more than one thousand Facebook "likes."

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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