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  2. About Facebook

    Facebook

    Facebook is the world’s largest social networking website, with over 300 million users.

    Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks.

    The original idea for the term Facebook came from Zuckerberg’s high school (Phillips Exeter Academy). The Exeter Face Book was passed around to every student as a way for students to get to know their classmates for the following year. It was a physical paper book until Zuckerberg brought it to the internet.

    Based on these types of numbers, Microsoft invested $240 million into Facebook for 1.6 percent of the company in October 2007. This meant a valuation of over $15 billion, making Facebook the 5th most valuable US Internet company, yet with only $150 million in annual revenue. Many explained Microsoft’s decision as being solely driven by the desire to outbid Google.


    From September 2006 to September 2007, the website's ranking among all websites, in terms of traffic, increased from 60th to 7th, according to Alexa. It is also the most popular website for uploading photos, with 14 million uploaded daily. Due to the website's popularity, Facebook has met with a certain amount of criticism and controversy in its short lifespan because of privacy concerns, the politics of its founders, and censorship issues.

  3. Quotes about Facebook

    1. I think Facebook can be fun, but also it's drama central.
      In Why Facebook feels like school
    2. Networking is a very powerful tool. Seventy-five percent of all business deals come from networking. The phenomenal growth of social networking sites such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter attests to the power of networking, yet most people have no clue on how to effectively network. They miss the opportunity to capture the power of networking.
      In Agency New Business Development Consultant, Hank Blank, Releases ...
    3. There are a whole lot of brands that have pages on Facebook that don't do advertising.
      Debra Aho Williamson in Social Media's Clumsy Ad Model Needs New Moves