What is Facebook?
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook facebook is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of now Facebook has over 500 million active users, Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook
According to the facebook press information (here is there time line? how they found facebook.)This is the time line I found on there web sit http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?timeline
JulyFacebook reaches over 500 million active users
FebruaryFacebook reaches over 400 million active users
DecemberFacebook reaches over 350 million active users
AugustFacebook acquires FriendFeed
JulyFacebook reaches over 250 million active users
JuneFacebook launches Facebook Usernames
MayDigital Sky Technologies makes a $200 million investment for preferred stock at a $10 billion valuation
AprilFacebook reaches over 200 million active users
FebruaryFacebook reaches over 175 million active users Facebook joins OpenID board “Like” feature added
JanuaryFacebook reaches over 150 million active users CNN Live/Facebook integration
DecemberFacebook Connect becomes generally available
AugustFacebook reaches over 100 million active users
AprilFacebook launches Facebook Chat Facebook releases Translation application to 21 additional languages
MarchFacebook updates privacy controls to include Friend List privacy Facebook launches in German
FebruaryFacebook launches in Spanish and French
JanuaryFacebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News
NovemberFacebook launches Facebook Ads
OctoberFacebook reaches over 50 million active users Facebook launches Facebook Platform for Mobile Facebook and Microsoft expand advertising deal to cover international markets; Microsoft takes a $240 million equity stake in Facebook
JulyFacebook acquires startup Parakey
MayFacebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings Facebook hosts F8 event to launch Facebook Platform Facebook Platform launches with 65 developer partners and over 85 applications
AprilFacebook reaches 20 million active users Facebook updates site design and adds network portals
MarchFacebook reaches over 2 million active Canadian users and 1 million active UK users
FebruaryVirtual gift shop launches as a feature
DecemberFacebook reaches more than 12 million active users
NovemberShare feature added on Facebook, simultaneously launched on over 20 partner sites
SeptemberNews Feed and Mini-Feed are introduced with additional privacy controls Facebook expands registration so anyone can join
AugustFacebook development platform launches Notes application is introduced Facebook and Microsoft form strategic relationship for banner ad syndication
MayFacebook expands to add work networks
AprilFacebook raises $27.5 million from Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and others Facebook Mobile feature launches
DecemberFacebook reaches more than 5.5 million active users
OctoberPhotos is added as an application Facebook begins to add international school networks
SeptemberFacebook expands to add high school networks
AugustThe company officially changes its name to Facebook from thefacebook.com
MayFacebook raises $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners; Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks
DecemberFacebook reaches nearly 1 million active users
SeptemberGroups application is added; the Wall is added as a Profile feature
JuneFacebook moves its base of operations to Palo Alto, Calif.
MarchFacebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale
FebruaryMark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook from their Harvard dorm room
How to use facebook?
Who uses facebook?
all kind of people....
Statistics and facts about facebook. According to http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?timeline#!/press/info.php?statistics
People on Facebook
More than 500 million active users
Activity on Facebook
There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States.
Additional one million developers and entrepreneurs from more than 190 countries build with Faceb
In present time there are more than 200 million active users now accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.