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Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.[5][6]

The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students; however, later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University. Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students as well. Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws.[7] The Facebook name comes from the face book directories often given to United States university students.[8]

Facebook may be accessed by a large range of desktops, laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones over the Internet and mobile networks. After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on. Users can add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and digital photos, share digital videos and links, use various software applications ("apps"), and receive notifications when others update their profiles or make posts. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, school, hobbies or other topics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". In groups, editors can pin posts to top. Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people. Because of the large volume of data that users submit to the service, Facebook has come under scrutiny for its privacy policies. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements which appear onscreen.

Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13, 2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion.[9] Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.[10][11] As of April 2016, Facebook was the most popular social networking site in the world, based on the number of active user accounts.[12] Facebook classifies users from the ages of 13 to 18 as minors and therefore sets their profiles to share content with friends only.[13]





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Facebook applications (1 C, 27 P)






` ► Facebook groups (16 P) 


` ► Facebook litigation (10 P)





` ► Works about Facebook (8 P)


` Facebook


` Template:Facebook sidebar


` 2017 Uppsala rape Facebook live streaming incident


` Amos-6


` Buck (software)


` Censorship of Facebook

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Peter Chapman (murderer)

Chewbacca Mask Lady

2017 Chicago torture incident


Confessions page


` Darkforest


` EdgeRank


` Facebook Beacon

Facebook Bluetooth Beacon

Facebook Credits

Facebook diplomacy

The Facebook Effect

Facebook F8

Facebook Football Awards

Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Hacker Cup

Facebook Instant Articles

Facebook like button

Facebook Platform

Facebook privacy and copyright hoaxes

Facebook real-name policy controversy

Facebook Safety Check

Facebook Stories

Facebook Zero



Fluff Busting Purity

Free Basics


` Shooting of Robert Godwin


` Hack (programming language)

History of Facebook

HTC First


` Initial public offering of Facebook


` Koobface


` Lara Trump's "Real News"

List of Facebook features

Lolly Wolly Doodle


` M (virtual assistant)

My Stealthy Freedom



` Open Compute Project

Openbook (website)

Operation Spider (Iran)


` Project X Haren


` Reblogging


` Social graph


` Telecom Infra Project

Timeline of Facebook

Trash Doves


` Yatchy

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2004 establishments in Massachusetts

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Android (operating system) software

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