Facebook's road to IPO: 10 memorable moments

The good, the bad, the Facebook

By , ITworld |  IT Management, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Graduation Day

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September 2006
Facebook population: 10 million+

September 2006 was a huge month for the fledgling social network. Facebook was opened to the masses; you no longer had to be enrolled in high school or college to sign up. And it introduced a "news feed" that allowed members to see what all their friends were up to -- resulting in a privacy backlash from Facebook faithful. That in turn prompted the first public mea culpa from Mark Zuckerberg: "We really messed this one up." It wouldn't be the last.

The Good: Now everyone and their grandmother can have Facebook account
The Bad: Grandma just sent you a friend request

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