Facebook is a social networking website. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his friends in a dorm room at the Harvard university. Facebook has over 1 billion active users. The revenue in the first half of 2011 is 1.6 billion dollars.
Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of the company.
The US Government acknowledged that social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook are providing helpful information.
As of October 2012, Facebook has over 1 billion active users.
United States, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Mexico have more people on Facebook than any other countries. 600 million out of 1 billion users access Facebook on mobile.
1 Billion Active Users
Facebook has officially crossed the 1 billion active users mark. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone in a Facebook post on 4 October 2012. According to a fact sheet, the 1 billion milestone came at 12:45 p.m. PT on 14 September 2012. Facebook has 1.13 trillion Likes, 1040.3 billion friend connections, 219 billion photos uploaded, 17 billion location-tagged posts and 62.6 million songs played 22 billion times.
Facebook purchased 650 technology patents from Microsoft for 550 million dollars. 750 patents from IBM were purchased in March 2012.
In 2012, Facebook has acquired mobile photo-sharing app Instagram. The deal was $300 million and 23 million shares and was meant to have closed in the second quarter of 2012. However, the US regulators gave its approval in August. The deal was finally closed on August 31, 2012.
The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Facebook is expected to be held in May 2012. Check more information about Facebook IPO.
Facebook Messenger is a service provided by Facebook on its website as well as a stand alone application for its users. Facebook allows users to interact with each other by sending and receiving messages on the Facebook messenger.
In December 2012, Facebook has enabled users to create a Facebook messenger account without a Facebook account. The new feature will allow users to use Facebook messenger with a new and a phone number. The new feature is enabled on Facebook's Messenger app for Android and is expected to rolled out soon to other platforms.
In 2009, reports claimed that it achieved revenues of $900m (608m pounds) in 2009 surpassing the figure of $500m previously estimated by analysts. This has resulted in investors demanding for flotation of the company.
By 2010, Facebook emerged as a power in Internet ad spend.
Grannies and grandpas have become experts in posting status updates, poking their friends and changing their profile picture on Facebook, just like their grandkids.
In August 2010, Thousands of people in the Houston area took a 24-hour break, called the Facebook Fast, by staying away from their digital lives.
By August 2010, Facebook turned out to be worth $33.7 billion, after investors paid up to 76 dollars for a share in the company ahead of its much-hyped flotation on the stock market, according to a report.
In September 2012, Facebook has suspended the facial-recognition tool for users in Europe. The move is a response to the recommendations by the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland last year.
Registered to Vote
Facebook has enabled a new option 'Registered to Vote' for its users on September 24, 2012. The option is available under 'Life Event' where in users can post to their timeliness on where and why they are voting. The new feature is made available as the 2012 presidential election is just about a month away.
On 4 October 2012, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook has more than 1 billion active useres.
On 10 December 2012, The Facebook social networking site was down briefly for some users because of a technical glitch. The site made a change to its domain name system setup which resulted in some users not being able to reach the site for about 20 minutes.
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