The social media giant Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg along with the Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
At that time the website membership was limited to the Harvard College students only when it was first launched. Later the social media giant facebook was made open to every person above 13 years. However, if you ever used Facebook before 2007 then you must have remembered the sad-looking blue guy on Facebook’s homepage. Here’s how the homepage of Facebook looks like in the year 2005.
Let me tell you prior to a Facebook’s major homepage redesign back in 2007, Facebook’s front page displays an unknown man’s photo in the upper left-hand corner. The image was manipulated under the cloud of binary code.Read more ↓
Who The Mystery Man Was?
Many Facebook users used to believe that the mystery man was actually the CEO of Facebook. However, it was revealed that the mystery man was none other than Al Pacino. According to David Kirkpatrick, technology journalist and author of The Facebook Effect said that the guy image was none other the Young Al Pacino.
David Kirkpatrick wrote in The Facebook Effect “Zuckerberg’s friend and classmate Andrew McCollum designed a logo using an image of Al Pacino he’d found online that he covered with a fog of ones and zeros—the elementary components of digital media”
So, this was the story behind the Mystery man who was spotted in TheFacebook homepage prior to a major homepage redesign back in 200.