In case you haven't heard, Facebook (FB - Get Report) CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made waves once again when he penned a Washington Post op-ed on data regulation, the very issue that has been plaguing the social media giant.
"By updating the rules for the Internet, we can preserve what's best about it - the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things - while also protecting society from broader harms," Zuckerberg wrote.
While it's easy to get caught up in the news, take a look at how the stock investors and analysts love to hate got to where it is today.
Once upon a time, good news from Facebook was the norm rather than the exception:
- February 2004: "thefacebook" began at Harvard.
- September 2004: Facebook launches its now infamous wall.
- May 2005: Facebook spreads to 800 college campuses and high school networks.
- May 2012: Facebook IPOs with a $102.4 billion market value.
Will Facebook's next 15 years have more to like? Only time and an earnings report or two can tell.