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Flashback 2004: Mark Zuckerberg Explains ‘The Facebook’ to CNBC’s Becky Quick

JEFF POOR

Monday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” commemorated the 15th anniversary of Facebook by playing a 2004 interview show host Becky Quick conducted with then-college student Mark Zuckerberg.

In the interview, Quick asked Zuckerberg what “The Facebook,” its then-given name, was.

“It’s an online directory that connects people through universities and colleges through their social networks there,” the younger Zuckerberg explained. “You sign on, make a profile about yourself by answering some questions, entering some information such as your concentration or major at school, contact information about phone numbers, instant messaging screen names — anything you want to tell — interests, what books you like, movies and most importantly who your friends are.”

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