Mark Zuckerberg launches "Thefacebook" from Harvard dorm

4th February 2004
Mark Zuckerberg launches "Thefacebook" from Harvard dorm

On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard sophomore, introduces "Thefacebook," an exclusive online network for Harvard students, from his dorm room. It kickstarts a social media revolution, enabling profile creation, connections, and digital interactions among users.

With a vision to digitally unite students, Zuckerberg collaborates with friends to establish "Thefacebook." The platform quickly expands beyond Harvard to other universities, gaining traction for its user-friendly interface and academic-based connections.

This launch catalyzes the social media era, laying the groundwork for global digital connections. The platform's evolution into Facebook reshapes communication norms, emphasizing the impact of youthful innovation on reshaping human interaction and technology.

Related information:


Related Items in the Collection:





Mark Zuckerberg launches

Click on the Images
For Detail


Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum