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Social networking site Facebook turns 9

Posted on Feb 04, 04:06PM | IBNS

New York, Feb 4 : With more than one billion users, popular social networking site Facebook celebrated its ninth birthday on Monday.

The social networking site was launched on Feb 4, 2004. It is owned and operated by Facebook, Inc.

It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University.

It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over.

The social networking site made its public listing in May last year.

Meanwhile, netizens wished the social networking site on the occasion.

"Happy Birthday Facebook," one Nik Chicharito wrote on his Facebook page.

Another netizen Shobhit Daga tweeted: "You are nine today #Facebook, but you are yet to travel nineyears to turn from a juvenile to matured."

One Ursula Curwen tweeted: "Only nine years ago no one knew what Facebook was except Mr Z."

Another Tanner Crum posted: "Facebook was founded today nine years ago."

One Gabriel tweeted: "Happy Birthday Facebook. Congratulation for nine years success."