English: Facebook

Facebook, Inc.
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Traded as
  • FB (Class A)
  • NASDAQ-100 component
  • S&P 100 component
  • S&P 500 component
Foundation dateFebruary 4, 2004; 15 years ago (2004-02-04) in Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
Headquarters1 Hacker Way
(aka 1601 Willow Road)
Menlo Park, California
, U.S.
Area servedUnited States (2004–present)
Worldwide, except blocking countries (2005–present)
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$ 55.838 billion (2018)[3]
Operating incomeIncrease US$ 24.913 billion (2018)[3]
Net incomeIncrease US$ 22.111 billion (2018)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$ 97.334 billion (2018)[4]
Total equityIncrease US$ 84.127 billion (2018)[4]
Employees30,275 (June 30, 2018)[5]
Written inC++, PHP (as HHVM),[6] D[7]
Alexa rankSteady 3 (February 2019)[8]
UsersIncrease 2.3 billion monthly active users (December 2018)
Available inMultilingual (140)
Current statusActive

Facebook (sometimes shortened to FB) is a social networking service and website started in February 2004. It was built by Mark Zuckerberg. It is owned by Facebook, Inc.[9]As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users.[10] Users may make a personal profile, add other users as friends, and send messages. Facebook users must register before using the site. The name of the service comes from the name for the book given to students at the start of the school year by some universities in the United States. These books help students get to know each other better. Facebook allows any users who are at least 13 years old to become users of the website.

Facebook was started by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.[11] The website's membership was only for Harvard students at first. Later it included other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It eventually opened for students at other universities. After that, it opened to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. Based on ConsumersReports.org in May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts. This breaks the website's rules.[12]

A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users.[13] Entertainment Weekly put the site on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list. It said, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?"[14] Quantcast estimates Facebook had 138.9 million monthly different U.S. visitors in May 2011.[15] According to Social Media Today, in April 2010 about 41.6% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account.[16] Facebook's growth started to slow down in some areas. The site lost 7 million active users in the United States and Canada in May 2011 relative to previous statistics.[17]


Facebook has been involved in many controversies over privacy.[18] Some of these controversies have been about people being able to see personal information that other people post, and others are about companies and advertisers being able to see users' personal information. Facebook has sent ads to people based on the persons gender, age, income, national origin and sexual orientation.[19]

Research published in the journal PLOS ONE has shown that Facebook may be responsible for spreading unhappiness through society as well as keeping people connected.[20] Scientists found that the more time people spent on Facebook over a two-week period, the worse they subsequently felt.[20] "On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Rather than enhancing well-being, however, these findings suggest that Facebook may undermine it." [21]

Other Languages
Acèh: Facebook
Afrikaans: Facebook
Akan: Facebook
Alemannisch: Facebook
አማርኛ: ፌስቡክ
العربية: فيسبوك
arpetan: Facebook
অসমীয়া: ফেইচবুক
asturianu: Facebook
Avañe'ẽ: Facebook
авар: Фейсбук
azərbaycanca: Facebook
বাংলা: ফেসবুক
Bahasa Banjar: Facebook
Bân-lâm-gú: Facebook
беларуская: Facebook
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Facebook
भोजपुरी: फेसबुक
Bikol Central: Facebook
български: Фейсбук
Boarisch: Facebook
bosanski: Facebook
brezhoneg: Facebook
català: Facebook
Чӑвашла: Facebook
Cebuano: Facebook
čeština: Facebook
Chi-Chewa: Facebook
Cymraeg: Facebook
dansk: Facebook
Deitsch: Facebook
Deutsch: Facebook
Diné bizaad: Naaltsoos biniiʼ
डोटेली: फेसबुक
eesti: Facebook
Ελληνικά: Facebook
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Facebook
English: Facebook
эрзянь: Facebook
español: Facebook
Esperanto: Facebook
estremeñu: Facebook
euskara: Facebook
فارسی: فیس‌بوک
føroyskt: Facebook
français: Facebook
Frysk: Facebook
Gaeilge: Facebook
Gaelg: Facebook
galego: Facebook
贛語: Facebook
ગુજરાતી: ફેસબુક
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐍆𐌴𐍃𐌱𐌿𐌺
한국어: 페이스북
Hausa: Fezbuk
հայերեն: Ֆեյսբուք
Արեւմտահայերէն: Ֆէյսպուք
हिन्दी: फेसबुक
hrvatski: Facebook
Ilokano: Facebook
Bahasa Indonesia: Facebook
Interlingue: Facebook
Ирон: Facebook
isiZulu: IFacebook
íslenska: Facebook
italiano: Facebook
עברית: פייסבוק
Jawa: Facebook
Kabɩyɛ: Facebook
Kapampangan: Facebook
ქართული: Facebook
қазақша: Facebook
Kinyarwanda: Facebook
Kiswahili: Facebook
kurdî: Facebook
Кыргызча: Facebook
Ladino: Facebook
Latina: Facebook
latviešu: Facebook
Lëtzebuergesch: Facebook
lietuvių: Facebook
Limburgs: Facebook
Lingua Franca Nova: Facebook
lumbaart: Facebook
magyar: Facebook
मैथिली: फेसबुक
македонски: Фејсбук
Malagasy: Facebook
Malti: Facebook
मराठी: फेसबुक
მარგალური: ფეისბუქი
مصرى: فيسبوك
مازِرونی: فیسبوک
Bahasa Melayu: Facebook
Minangkabau: Facebook
монгол: Facebook
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဖေ့စ်ဘွတ်ခ်
Nāhuatl: Facebook
Nederlands: Facebook
Nedersaksies: Facebook
नेपाली: फेसबुक
日本語: Facebook
нохчийн: Facebook
norsk: Facebook
norsk nynorsk: Facebook
occitan: Facebook
олык марий: Facebook
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଫେସବୁକ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Facebook
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਫ਼ੇਸਬੁੱਕ
پنجابی: فیس بک
Papiamentu: Facebook
پښتو: فیسبوک
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ហ្វេសប៊ុក
Piemontèis: Facebook
Plattdüütsch: Facebook
polski: Facebook
português: Facebook
Qaraqalpaqsha: Facebook
română: Facebook
русский: Facebook
саха тыла: Фэйсбук
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱯᱷᱮᱥᱵᱩᱠ
संस्कृतम्: फेस्बुक्
Scots: Facebook
Seeltersk: Facebook
shqip: Facebook
sicilianu: Facebook
සිංහල: ෆේස්බුක්
سنڌي: فيس بڪ
slovenčina: Facebook
slovenščina: Facebook
ślůnski: Facebook
Soomaaliga: Wejibuug
کوردی: فەیسبووک
српски / srpski: Фејсбук
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Facebook
ၽႃႇသႃႇတႆး : ၾဵတ်ႉပုၵ်ႉ
Basa Sunda: Facebook
suomi: Facebook
svenska: Facebook
Tagalog: Facebook
தமிழ்: முகநூல்
Taqbaylit: Facebook
татарча/tatarça: Facebook
తెలుగు: ఫేస్‌బుక్
tetun: Facebook
тоҷикӣ: Фейсбук
Türkçe: Facebook
тыва дыл: Facebook
Thuɔŋjäŋ: Peithbuk
удмурт: Facebook
українська: Facebook
اردو: فیس بک
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Facebook
vèneto: Facebook
vepsän kel’: Facebook
Tiếng Việt: Facebook
Volapük: Facebook
文言: 面書
West-Vlams: Facebook
Winaray: Facebook
吴语: Facebook
ייִדיש: פייסבוק
粵語: Facebook
Zazaki: Facebook
žemaitėška: Facebook
中文: Facebook