“ It hits your life like a virus. You may have had it in your system for months or even years. Maybe a family member brought it into the house, or maybe a friend sent it to you. And maybe you didn't get it at first, or got it and mostly ignored it. All you know now is that one day it hit you. And now everything is different. Because now you're into Facebook .” By: Jen Mieczkowski
Last July, Facebook made an agreement with Apple to give away 10 million free iTunes samplers to users
A deal has also been signed to provide Facebook credit cards. Facebook has made a partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase. Members will see banner ads inviting them to join a special Chase network. Members of that group will then earn reward points for their actions, like paying their bills on time and “other activities”.
“ Criminals Target Facebook Users” By: Graham Cluley
Spammers are beginning to target social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter
“ More people are getting connected, and they’re not geeks any more. Now it’s your mother-in-law who’s on Facebook- and maybe giving away too much information.”
Cyber-criminals have realized that Facebook users can be more easily fooled into clicking on a link if it appears to come from one of their friends.
During the inauguration, there were more than one million status updates on Facebook
Facebook averaged over 40,000 status updates per hour on Tuesday morning, a number that peaked at 8,500 updates every minute while President Barack Obama was giving his inaugural speech
"We've never reached levels like this before," a Facebook spokesman told CNN.com. "Even just yesterday, we had more users online than we've ever had before, more new users than we've ever had before."
Facebook partnered with CNN to allow members watching inaugural festivities on CNN.com to sign in and update their statuses alongside the streaming video provided by the cable news channel