Facebook Essay

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Facebook From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the website. For the collection of photographs of people after which it is named, see Facebook (directory). Facebook, Inc. | | Type | Private | Founded | Cambridge, Massachusetts[1] (2004 (2004)) | Founder | * Mark Zuckerberg * Eduardo Saverin * Dustin Moskovitz * Chris Hughes | Headquarters | Palo Alto, California, U.S., will be moved to Menlo Park, California, U.S. in June 2011 | Area served | Worldwide | Key people | * Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) * Chris Cox (VP of Product) * Sheryl Sandberg (COO) * Donald E. Graham (Chairman) | Revenue | US$2 billion (2010 est.)[2] | Net income | N/A | Employees | 2000+(2011)[3] | Website | facebook.com | IPv6 support | www.v6.facebook.com | Alexa rank | 2 (March 2011[update][4]) | Type of site | Social networking service | Advertising | Banner ads, referral marketing, casual games | Registration | Required | Users | 600 million[5][6] (active in January 2011) | Available in | Multilingual | Launched | February 4, 2004 | Current status | Active | Screenshot[show] Screenshot of Facebook's homepage | Facebook (stylized facebook) is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.[1] As of January 2011[update], Facebook has more than 600 million active users.[5][6] Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics. The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the United States to

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