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Happy Birthday Facebook!

February 4th, 2009

Today we’re sending a virtual gift to everyone in the Facebook team. Five years ago, Mark Zuckerberg started the social networking phenomenon in a Harvard dorm. Now, thousands of companies and individuals around the world are building exciting new businesses that use Facebook and other social networks to connect users and brands on a level never seen before.

Facebook Home Page in 2005

Facebook Home Page in 2005

Facebook has posted a photo album showing the evolution of the home page from its humble beginnings through to today’s site with 150 million active users.

Josh March, the iPlatform CEO, will be appearing on Sky News at 7pm today in a discussion about Facebook’s history and where it will take the web and society at large in the future.

Meanwhile, rumours encircle the tech world that AOL are looking to sell off Facebook’s rival Bebo at a price much lower than the $850 million they paid for it just a year ago. We believe that Bebo may have found the wrong parent in AOL, but that Bebo is thriving as a social community and will continue in importance as a social media destination. Myspace was caught out a little by Facebook’s rise, but is slowly starting to innovate more and more. This is why at iPlatform we’re enabling brands to join the party on all the leading social networks, not just birthday boy Facebook…

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