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Facebook

  1. 1. Facebook The solution for worldwide communication A free social-networking website
  2. 2. What you can do  Create a profile, update your  Publicize events current status  Chat online  Add and talk to friends  Write, draw, and color on  Join networks based on your friends’ walls ◦ Communities  Limit information, photos to ◦ Cities certain individuals ◦ Interests  Add applications ◦ Work-related  Post photos, interests, and notes ◦ Tag friends ◦ Write comments
  3. 3. Applications  Give a gift  Poke, tickle, or hug your friend  Sell or advertise on the Marketplace  Post events  Share videosPlay games  Create a pet  iphone: use facebook while out and about 33,000 launched by July 23, 2008… 100 more each day!
  4. 4. Why get facebook?  Easy to join, easy to use  It’s free  Conveniently keep in touch with friends  Fun applications and activities  Something to do when you’re bored
  5. 5. Facts  Facebook has over 200 million users worldwide  Anyone (aged 13 and over) can join  President: Sean Parker  International Headquarters established in 2008- Dublin, Ireland  July 20th, 2008: Facebook Beta launched 1st ◦ Gave the website a new look ◦ Cleaned it up  Worldwide traffic: Facebook ranks 7th amongst undergrads 2nd 2nd ◦ 2nd most popular (first: iPod) ◦ Tied with beer ◦ Used for legal purposes
  6. 6. History of Facebook  Invented by Mark Zuckerberg  Publicized Summer 2004  Derived from “facebooks” made for incoming University students  Initially limited to ◦ Harvard students, then ◦ Ivy League Students, then ◦ All university students, then ◦ All High school students ◦ Anyone over age 13  Spin-off from “Facemash”  Became “Facebook” from “The Facebook”
  7. 7. Warning!!!  Unwanted circumstances may occur from Facebook use: ◦ Online harassment ◦ Disturbing images and/or photos ◦ Gossip ◦ Stalkers ◦ Application spam ◦ Addiction to the online service
  8. 8. Sources  Google  Google images Wikipedia  Facebook

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