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    LIFE - 5/27/09 - Facebook LIFE - 5/27/09 - Facebook Presentation Transcript

    • Facebook
      Why Bother?
    • Who is this Guy?
      Mark Zuckerberg - founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomatesDustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
      Attended Harvard University and studied computer science before founding Facebook.
      While at Harvard, he created Facemash, a website that compared students’ dorm photos side-by-side in a fashion similar to HOT or NOT. Harvard administration was not amused, and Zuckerberg faced subsequent disciplinary action.
      Less than three months later, he launched Facebook.
      http://www.crunchbase.com/person/mark-zuckerberg
    • Show Me the Money!
      Friendster attempted to acquire the company for $10 million in mid 2004.
      In the summer of 2006, Yahoo attempted to acquire the company for $1 billion dollars.
      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.
      http://www.crunchbase.com/company/facebook
    • Everybody and Their Dog is Using It
      • In September 2006, Facebook opened to anyone with an email address.
      • Facebook’s growth in the fall of 2007 was staggering. Over 1 million new users signed up every week, 200,000 daily, totaling over 50 million active users.
      • Facebook received 40 billion page views a month. Long gone were the days of Facebook as a social network for college students.
      • 11% of users are over the age of 35, and the fastest growing demographic is users over 30.
      • Facebook has also seen huge growth internationally; 15% of the user base is in Canada.
      • More than half of Facebook members use the product every single day and users spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook.
      • Facebook is 6th most trafficked site in the US and top photo sharing site with 4.1 billion photos uploaded.
      http://www.crunchbase.com/company/facebook
    • Create an Account
      Computer
      Internet Connection
      Valid email address
    • Your Profile
      Add as much or as little information as you want to share
      You set the limits as to what information is visible to friends and strangers
      Your profile picture can be any image you choose
    • Privacy
      Facebook provides an extensive array of privacy options
      You can allow others to see as much or as little of your Facebook information as you wish
    • Friends
      Connect with friends & family
      Ignore or block persons with whom you don’t wish to communicate
    • What’s on Your Mind
      Post your thoughts, ideas, etc on …
      How you’re feeling
      Pictures/videos you want to share
      A news article that got your attention
      What you had for breakfast
    • Picture & Videos
      Share pictures, videos, website links, and more with your Friends
      Share with all or share with selected people
    • Facebook Manners and You
      Watch this video on Facebook manners and etiquette.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iROYzrm5SBM
    • Send Private Messages
      Send private messages through Facebook, works just like sending an email.
    • Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies-Time Magazine
      From Time Magazine…
      Here are 10 reasons Facebook is for old fogies:
      http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1879169,00.html
    • LSC-CyFair Library
      Lone Star College System / Harris County Public Library
      Call, visit our website or stop by to learn more about events and programs available from the library, including Book Clubs, Computer Workshops, Displays and more. Learn more about events for Kids and Teens as well.
      Get Connected @ the Library
      www.lsccyfairlibrary.blogspot.com
      Check out the library blog for the latest library news, information, and more.
      Regular Hours
      Mon-Thur•7am-10pm
      Fri-Sat • 8am-6pm
      Sunday • 1pm-6pm
      Summer Hours
      June 1 - August 8, 2009
      Mon-Thur• 7am-10pm
      Friday • 9am-5pm
      Saturday • 10am-6pm
      Sunday • 1pm-6pm
      (See website for Holiday hours/closings.)
      9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
      Cypress, TX 77433
      281-290-3200 Circulation
      281-290-3211 Kids Corner
      281-290-3214 Reference Desk
      281-290-3219 Reference Desk
      www.LoneStar.edu/library
      Email: CyFairLibrary@LoneStar.edu