Editor's Note: This post, which was originally published in Oct. 2010, is being republished on the occasion of the tenth anniversay of Facebook's founding.
It goes without saying, but during his time at Harvard, Mark E. Zuckerberg wasn’t just another student. While he was here and even after dropping out, he was regularly featured in The Crimson.
To take get a sense of his life here at Harvard, we compiled a list of Crimson articles that chronicled his ventures. The list's long, but it includes all sorts of tidbits, including when Facebook expanded into Columbia, when Zuckerberg launched a file-sharing service that was similar to Napster, and when his competitors subpoenaed The Crimson to obtain notes reporters took while covering Facebook and ConnectU.
Zuckerberg talks about his earlier online businesses and his offers to skip college and work straight out of high school for companies like Microsoft.
Nov. 4, 2003
The motto for Facemash summarizes the purpose of the site: “Were we let in for our looks? No. Will we be judged on them? Yes.” It's shut down within four hours after a firestorm of negative publicity, but in its short life, students vote 22,000 times—a number featured in the trailer for "The Social Network."
Nov. 19, 2003
Zuckerberg lands in front of the Ad Board for the Facemash mishap, but he says that he was not suspended or expelled. In the movie, the charges he faced are actually listed verbatim from the article.
Feb. 9, 2004
The site, which Zuckerberg says he created out of frustration with the official College Facebook, has 900 users just a few days in.