Facebook is the social networking website launched in February 2004 it is operated and privately
owned by Facebook, Inc which has more with more than 500 millionactive users in July 2010,
which is about one person for every fourteen in the world in July 2010, which is about one person
for every fourteen in the world.. A facebook is a printed or online collection of photographs of
Users can add people as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to
notify friends about themselves.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer
science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The website's membership
was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the
Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at
various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13
Facebook has met with some controversy. It has been blocked intermittently in several countries
including Pakistan, Syria, the People's Republic of China,, , and North Korea. It has also been
banned at many places of work to discourage employees from wasting time using the
service.Facebook's privacy has also been an issue, and the safety of their users has been
compromised several times. Facebook settled a lawsuit regarding claims over source code and
intellectual property.The site has also been involved in controversy over the sale of fans and friends.
A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social network by
worldwide monthly active users, followed by MySpace. put it on its end-of-the-decade 'best-of' list,
saying, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends,
and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?"
Most of Facebook's revenues comes from advertising. Microsoft is Facebook's exclusive partner for
serving banner advertising,
Facebook collects as much data from its visitors as Google and Microsoft, but considerably less
than Yahoo! In 2010, the security team began expanding its efforts to counter threats and terrorism
from users.On November 6, 2007, Facebook launched Facebook Beacon, which was an ultimately
failed attempt to advertise to friends of users using the knowledge of what purchases friends made.
Facebook rolls out interactive Live Stream Box
Category: Social Media
June 25th 09, 14:00
Facebook has launched a new offering allowing developers to create and embed a live stream from
the social network into their own websites.
The Live Stream Box was first used by CNN during the inauguration of Barack Obama earlier this
year and allowed Facebook users to share their status updates and comments in real-time along
CNN's video stream of the event.
Now all website owners are able to embed similar interactive boxes into their sites for a variety of
purposes, including enabling comments alongside video streaming content or in multiplayer games,
Tom Whitnah of Facebook explained in a blog post that users log in using Facebook Connect and
simultaneously share updates in the Live Stream Box and on their profiles, with each post linking
back to the Live Stream Box.
"The Live Stream Box includes a tab to see updates from everyone who is posting on the event
from across the web, as well as a filter for a user to view just their friends' updates," he added.
Facebook has also this week started to trial a new feature allowing users to make individual posts
made via the Publisher feature public or private as they please.
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