11 years ago today, someone named Mark Zuckerberg appeared on CNBC to discuss a social network that had 100K users. https://t.co/qP6y4qocfB
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 28, 2015
At one time, Facebook was “The Facebook,” a Harvard students-only social network.
An unearthed, rarely seen video of a CNBC interview with the then 20-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg has recently gained online traction again. In it, he explains “TheFacebook.com” as an “online directory” for students to a CNBC anchor who poses the question “Is this perhaps the next big thing?”
If you only knew, CNBC anchor, if you only knew. At the time of Zuckerberg’s interview, Facebook had a mere 100,000 users — today, the site has an estimated 1.44 billion monthly active users.