Facebook

Facebook
Facebook New Logo (2015).svg
URLfacebook.com
Type of siteSocial networking service
RegistrationRequired
Available language(s)Multilingual (147)
Users1 billion[1] (active October 2012)
Written inC++, PHP[2] and D language[3]
OwnerFacebook, Inc.
Created by
LaunchedFebruary 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)
RevenueIncrease $5.1 billion (2012)[4]
Alexa rankSteady 2 (December 2013)[5]
Current statusActive

Facebook is a social networking service and website started in February 2004. It was built by Mark Zuckerberg. It is owned by Facebook, Inc.[6]As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users.[10] 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?"[11] Quantcast estimates Facebook had 138.9 million monthly different U.S. visitors in May 2011.[12] According to Social Media Today, in April 2010 about 41.6% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account.[13] 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.[14]

Criticism

Facebook has been involved in many controversies over privacy.[15] 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.

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.[16] Scientists found that the more time people spent on Facebook over a two-week period, the worse they subsequently felt.[16] "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." [17]

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
Cymraeg: Facebook
dansk: Facebook
Deitsch: Facebook
Deutsch: Facebook
Diné bizaad: Naaltsoos biniiʼ
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
हिन्दी: फेसबुक
hrvatski: Facebook
Ilokano: Facebook
Bahasa Indonesia: Facebook
Interlingue: Facebook
Ирон: Facebook
isiZulu: IFacebook
íslenska: Facebook
italiano: Facebook
עברית: פייסבוק
Basa Jawa: 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
lumbaart: Facebook
magyar: Facebook
मैथिली: फेसबुक
македонски: Фејсбук
Malagasy: Facebook
Malti: Facebook
मराठी: फेसबुक
მარგალური: ფეისბუქი
مصرى: فيسبوك
مازِرونی: فیسبوک
Bahasa Melayu: Facebook
Baso Minangkabau: Facebook
монгол: Facebook
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဖေ့စ်ဘွတ်ခ်
Nāhuatl: Facebook
Nederlands: Facebook
Nedersaksies: Facebook
नेपाली: फेसबुक
नेपाल भाषा: 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: فېس بوک
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ហ្វេសប៊ុក
Piemontèis: Facebook
Plattdüütsch: Facebook
polski: Facebook
português: Facebook
Qaraqalpaqsha: Facebook
română: Facebook
русский: Facebook
саха тыла: Фэйсбук
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
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
українська: Facebook
اردو: فیس بک
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Facebook
vèneto: Facebook
vepsän kel’: Facebook
Tiếng Việt: Facebook
文言: 面書
West-Vlams: Facebook
Winaray: Facebook
ייִדיש: פייסבוק
粵語: Facebook
Zazaki: Facebook
žemaitėška: Facebook
中文: Facebook
डोटेली: फेसबुक
Kabɩyɛ: Facebook
Lingua Franca Nova: Facebook