Time Warp: A Young Mark Zuckerberg Explains “The Facebook” in a 2004 News Clip

It’s difficult to remember a life without Facebook, but that was the case back in 2004 when the social networking giant was limited to Harvard students only, well before its creator Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire in history.

In this clip from CNBC, a young Zuckerberg can be seen explaining “The Facebook,” as the site was then known, to a couple of the station”s news anchors. Branding the site an “online directory” of people, Zuckerberg goes on to explain how he had plans to bring “site applications” to the fledgling social network, which he thought would be “pretty cool.” Little did he know that one day one of those apps would be Candy Crush, and we’d all spend the rest of the eternity receiving invitations to it from acquaintances.

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Watch the clip below:

At the time of the interview Facebook only had 100,000 users, with the site now boasting an estimated 1.44 billion users monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2015. It’s certainly come a long way, even if Mark Zuckerberg pretty much looks exactly the same now as he did back in ’04.