Facebook has been so ingrained in the Filipino culture, with over 49 million Filipinos accessing Facebook every month, that it’s hard to recall a time when we didn’t have this social media platform. But in 2004, it was merely a twinkle in one programmer’s eye, and well, we’ve all seen The Social Network. In a nutshell, the movie talks about Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his disintegrating relationship with his co-developers, who are also claiming ownership.
It was a beautiful but tense movie, and yet in the video below, Zuckerberg is very chill and “bro-ey” as he explains the concept of Facebook, then known as “TheFacebook.” He said:
I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges. There doesn’t necessarily have to be more, you know? A lot of people are focused on taking over the world or doing the biggest thing, getting the most users. I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.
Facebook started as a directory for Harvard College students, later expanding to Columbia and Stanford. Eventually, it opened up to other Ivy League schools and finally, all over the world. As of December 2015, there are over 1.59 billion active users all over the planet.
Watch Zuckerberg explain Facebook below:
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