In the 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg and some fellow Harvard classmates launched Facebook FB +0.35% — then, thefacebook.com — from a Harvard dorm room, a lot has changed, including Zuckerberg himself.
Then a Harvard student, he is now the leader of the largest social-networking site in the world and has even turned his sights toward public policy.
L: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 20 years old, sat in Harvard Yard in September 2004.
R: Zuckerberg presented at the award ceremony for the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences.
Facebook, too, has changed, from a rocky IPO launch in 2012 and uncertain advertising possibilities to surging revenue in its most recent quarter based on growing ad sales. And as the social network has changed so have the ways in which much of the world communicates.
Top: Kirkland House at Harvard, where Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004. Bottom: Facebook is building a
394-unit housing community next to its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (Elize Amendola/Associated Press;
Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)