Mark Zuckerberg through the years

Facebook's founder has become a pop culture staple much faster than almost any of his predecessors. A look at Zuck, over the past nine years, through the public's eyes.

Mark Zuckerberg launches Facemash, Harvard's version of "Hot or Not." The contentious site drew criticism for putting photos of students side-by-side and asking users to choose who was more attractive. FaceMash reportedly drew 450 visitors and 22,000 page views during its first evening online.

By JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine - Last updated May 18 2012: 5:55 AM ET
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Facebook's wild, nascent summer of 2004 was loosely chronicled in the blockbuster The Social Network. This is what it was really like.