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The Facebook – The Beginning

On 28 October 2003, while trying to distract himself from the fact that he had just been dumped, Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerburg, created a type of “Hot or Not” website for Harvard Students which he named Facemash. The site showed two random pictures of Harvard undergraduates, and allowed users to vote on who was better looking. Harvard quickly shut down the site, and it emerged that Zuckerburg had hacked into secure parts of the Harvard computer network in order to find these photos. He was subject to a disciplinary hearing, and narrowly managed to escape expulsion. Later that year, Zuckerburg created a site where he uploaded pictures of 500 paintings he was studying for his art history final, and allowed other people to comment on each picture. (According to Wikipedia, the art history professor later said, that that year, Zuckerburg received the highest marks he had ever awarded). The success…