It may feel like ancient history, but it was just 11 years ago that Facebook was still a little website for connecting college chums, and Mark Zuckerberg’s Silicon Valley office looked more like a dorm room—complete with beer keg and Scarface (1983) poster—than a company headquarters. Back in 2005, when the social networking site was still called “Thefacebook,” Zuckerberg gave a candid interview explaining why he started it, expressing his excitement about its popularity.
In the interview, Zuckerberg, sipping a beer from a red Solo cup, says he wants to build a useful tool for connecting college students, but isn't sure the site should grow beyond that. “I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges," he explains. “There doesn’t necessarily have to be more, you know? A lot of people are focused on taking over the world or doing the biggest thing, getting the most users. I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.” Check out the full interview above to learn more about the early days of Facebook (and see members of the Facebook staff do a keg stand).
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