Mark Zuckerberg Had No Idea How Big Facebook Would Be In 2004 (Video)

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Facebook is one of the biggest websites in the world, but that wasn't always the case. Back in 2004, the site was still called "The Facebook" and it only had around 100,000 users. It was also primarily focused on college students at the time.

In 2015, Facebook has exploded and has well over a billion users a month. But back then, even Mark Zuckerberg had no idea how big Facebook was going to become.

Based on an interview Zuckerberg did with CNBC in 2004, the Zuck had very modest goals when it came to his social networking site.

He said,

When we first launched, we were hoping for 400 or 500 people. Now we're at 100,000 people. We're hoping to have many more universities by fall, hopefully over 100 or 200. From there, we're going to launch a bunch of side applications, which should keep people coming back to the site and maybe make something cool.

Zuckerberg and Facebook have come a long way in the past 11 years. Check out the old-school interview up top.

Citations: Watch a very young Mark Zuckerberg explain the Facebook on CNBC (Vox)