Facebook is a social networking service launched in February
2004, owned and operated by facebook. Facebook has more than 1
billion active user untill nowall over the word.
facebook ?What is
It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommatesand
fellow Harvard University students:
Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris
Published at February 4, 2004.The name of facebook was inspired
by the title of book for first term in Harvard University
which is contain of students profile. This book used to help the
students to know each other.
The website's membership was initially limited by the founders
to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges, also
corporations, schools, and by September 2006, to everyone
of age 13 and older with a valid email address.
Facebooks Predecessor, FacemashIn October 28, 2003. Zuckerberg
wrote the software for the Facemash website when he was in his
second year of college. The website was set up as a type of hot or
notgame for Harvard students.
The website allowed visitors to compare two student pictures
side-by-side and let them choose who was hot and who was not .
Facemash used photos compiled from the face
books of nine dormitories, placing
two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the
'hotter' person". To
accomplish this, Mark Zuckerberg hacked the
"facebooks" Harvard maintained to help
students identify each other and used the
images to populate his Facemash website.
However, the website was shut down by Harvard executives a few
days after it opened.
Mark Zuckerberg faced charges of violating copyrights, breach of
security, and violating individual privacy for stealing the student
pictures that he used to populate the website.
He later faced expulsion from Harvard University for his
actions. However, all the charges were eventually dropped.
In January 2004, Mark Zuckerberg began writing the code for a
new website, known
as 'theFacebook'. He was inspired this social media from
the incident of Facemash.
Just six days after the launch of the site, three Harvard
University seniors:Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya
The three complained to the Crimson, and the newspaper began an
investigation. Zuckerberg knew about the investigation so he used
TheFacebook.com to find
members in the site who identified themselves as members of the
He examined a history of failed logins to see if any of the
Crimson members have ever entered an incorrect password into
In the cases in which they had failed to login, Mark tried to
use them to access the Crimson members' Harvard email accounts, and
he was successful in accessing two of
them. In the end, three Crimson members filed a lawsuit against
Zuckerberg which was later settled.
Within the first month, more than half the undergraduate
population at Harvard was registered on the service.
In March 2004, Facebook expanded toStanford, Columbia and
In June 2004, Facebook moved its base of operations to Palo
The company dropped The from its name after purchasing the
domain name facebook.com in 2005 for $200,000.
Key Executives for
Vision"People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and
to discover whats going on in the world, and to share and
express what matters to them."
Mission"Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share
make the world more open and connected."
In order to effectively review reports, User Operations (UO) is
separated into four specific teams that review certain report types
- The Safety team- The Hate and Harassment team- The Access team,
and- The Abusive Content team.
When a person reports a piece of content, depending on the
reason for their report, it will go to one of these teams
If one of these teams determines that a reported piece of
content violates our policies or our Statement of Rights and
Responsibilities, the team will remove it and warn the person who
posted it. In addition, Facebooks team may also revoke a user's
ability to share particular types of content or use certain
features, disable a user's account, or if need be, refer issues to
Facebook also have special teams just to handle user appeals for
the instances when they might have made a mistake.
Facebook remains strong in the
technology market as the users who
continue grow in the first quarter of 2013.
According to GlobalWebIndex, 51%
of active Internet users in the world on
Facebook in the first quarter of 2013.
Google+, once referred to as a ghost town, but
now continues to improve its
development followed by mendududuki now ranked second with
26% of internet users in the world.
Dreamgrow the last year has made the
prediction that Facebook will reach 1.1 billion visitors in
late 2012. Dreamgrowwrote about the
countries that have a population large
enough to matter but has not been taken
over by Facebook yet. However, a year later
in 2013 the picture has changed. And you can see that Facebook
has grown more than 90 percent in just one
year in these countries.
In 2013 the growth of facebook users followed by the
growth of mobile users continue to grow
throughout the first quarter of 2013.
In 2013 facebookincreasingly focus on building up its mobile
market at the moment
people can access facebook via the facebook mobile
application developed on virtually any
13-17 18-25 26-34 35-44 45-54 55-64
Here is the percentage of Facebook users by
age from 2010 to 2013. Based on the data uploaded on
facebook the Wikimedia Commons,
facebook users are still dominated by the user with the age of
18-25 years and 26-34 years with a relatively equal number followed
the user to the age of 35-44 years.