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In what year did Facebook come out?

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Facebook first launched on February 4, 2004 and was known as "The Facebook." It became Facebook.com in August, 2005. The site originally could only be used by Harvard University students, but was expanded to other schools and in September 2006 to anyone in the world with an email address.

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Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg while he was a psychology student at Harvard University, along with students Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, Eduardo Saverin and Dustin Moskovitz. As of 2014, Zuckerberg is the chairman and CEO of the company, which is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Facebook was part of a legal case in 2004 when the founders of ConnectU accused Zuckerberg of copying their code and ideas. The case was dismissed in 2007 on a technicality.

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