Last Updated on January 4, 2021
Those who have watched the 2010 movie ‘The social Network’ would have an idea on how Facebook was formed and came to where it is now.
One of the platform’s foundations was a ‘face book’ for Harvard students – a student directory complete with photos and basic information. Mark Zuckerberg didn’t like the idea of having to wait for Harvard to get around to making a directory and went ahead.
‘The Facebook’ was launched on February 4, 2004. While this was initially intended as exclusive to Harvard Students, an opportunity to expand the platform to other universities was seen starting the summer of 2004. The domain name was changed, dropping ‘the’ and renaming it as facebook.com in 2005.
It was in September 26, 2006 when Facebook was opened to everyone who was aged 13 and older, and has a valid email address.
Many things have changed for the social network since then, including the typeface they use. For a while, most folks would say that their logo looked similar to Klavika Bold, a free and OpenType font.
But as of 2014, they seemed to have quietly changed it into an in-house design not available externally. If you tweak Klavika a bit, you could come pretty close to the real characters they have.