Facebook is a free - access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc .
A reference book or electronic directory made up of individuals’ photographs and names; A college publication distributed at the start of the academic year by university administrations with the intention of helping students get to know each other better; To communicate through the Internet ...
Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg ,23 years old. He founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University . He is a computer programmer. He had already developed a number of social - networking websites for fellow students, including Coursematch, which allowed users to view people taking their degree, and Facemash, where you could rate people's attractiveness .
it was originally known; the name taken from the sheets of paper distributed to freshmen, profiling students and staff. Within 24 hours, 1,200 Harvard students had signed up, and after one month, over half of the undergraduate population had a profile.