In 2004, Facebook had 70,000 users—most of them Ivy League elites. Most people had no idea it existed. But before the site hit the nearly billion yokels it boasts today, one kid traveled NYC to sell the idea. This is what it looked like.
That kid was Eduardo Saverin, since immortalized in The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg's treachery victim, also known as a tax-avoiding enemy of the state. On a summer jaunt through New York City, he presented the Facebook to skeptical ad execs, who weren't sure if this "profile" and "friends" thing would really take off. Now, of course, every corporation on the planet is desperate for you to give a damn about its vacuous Facebook page.