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For the collection of photographs of people after which it is named, see Facebook (directory).

Facebook, Inc.




Cambridge, Massachusetts[1](2004) Mark Zuckerberg Eduardo Saverin Dustin Moskovitz Chris Hughes


Headquarters Palo Alto, California, U.S., will be moved to Menlo Park, California, U.S. in June 2011 Area served Key people Worldwide Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) Chris Cox (VP of Product) Sheryl Sandberg (COO) Donald E. Graham (Chairman) Revenue Net income Employees Website IPv6 support Alexa rank Type of site Advertising US$800 million (2009 est.)[2] N/A 2000+(2011)[3] facebook.com www.v6.facebook.com 2 (March 2011[4]) Social networking service Banner ads, referral marketing, casual games

population had a Facebook account. remember our co-workers' birthdays. Inc. Additionally. followed byMySpace. or other characteristics. to anyone aged 13 and over.[11] Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Company 3 Website . add other users as friends. [9] bug our friends. and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?" Quantcast estimates Facebook has 135. The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other better.[7] The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students.S.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users. "How on earth did we stalk our exes. As of January 2011.[10] According to Social Media Today. [1] operated and privately owned by Facebook. including automatic notifications when they update their profile.6% of the U.1 million monthly unique U.[5][6] Users may create a personal profile. but was expanded to other colleges in the Bostonarea.S. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin. A January 2009 Compete. Facebook has more than 600 million active users. finally.[8] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-thedecade "best-of" list.Registration Users Available in Launched Required 600 million[5][6] (active in January 2011) Multilingual February 4. the Ivy League. Dustin Moskovitz andChris Hughes. Facebook allows anyone who declares themselves to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students. saying. users may join common interest user groups. in April 2010 an estimated 41. school or college. and Stanford University. visitors in October 2010. organized by workplace. and exchange messages. and. 2004 Current status Active Screenshot[show] Facebook (stylized facebook) is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004.

. placing two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the 'hotter' person". According to The Harvard Crimson.[12][13] Mark Zuckerberg co-created Facebook in his Harvard dorm room. while attending Harvard as a sophomore. Zuckerberg hacked into the protected areas of Harvard's computer network and copied the houses' private dormitory ID images. Facemash attracted 450 visitors and 22. the predecessor to Facebook. on October 28. Harvard at that time did not have a student "facebook" (a directory with photos and basic information). Zuckerberg was charged by the administration with breach of security.000 photo-views in its first four hours online. but was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration. To accomplish this.4 Reception 5 Criticism 6 Social impact 7 Political impact 8 In media 9 See also 10 Notes 11 References 12 External links History Main articles: History of Facebook and Timeline of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg wrote Facemash. 2003. and "used photos compiled from the online facebooks of nine houses. the site was comparable to Hot or Not. [12][14] The site was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers.

by uploading 500 Augustanimages to a website. Boston University. sharing their notes.com. and Divya Narendra. accused Zuckerberg of intentionally misleading them into believing he would help them build a social network called HarvardConnection.com. subsequently settling.38% 13.[26] Total active users[N 1] Users Date (in millions) Days later Monthly growth[N 2] August 26. In March 2004. The following semester. and within the first month. 2004. by an editorial in The Harvard Crimson about the Facemash incident. and the newspaper began an investigation. three Harvard seniors. however. who had been informally advising Zuckerberg. Tyler Winklevoss. Facebook expanded to Stanford. he said. 2009 February 5.000. and faced expulsion. Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004.665 225 150 143 166 178. with one image per page along with a comment section. while he was instead using their ideas to build a competing product. and the entrepreneur Sean Parker. and Chris Hughes soon joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website. Facebook moved its base of operations to Palo Alto. Cameron Winklevoss. Columbia.[19] Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College.33% 10% 6. and violating individual privacy. The three later filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg.com in 2005 for $200. became the company's president. and people started On February 4.[22][23] Facebook incorporated in the summer of 2004. MIT. Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook". more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was registered on the service.[24] In June 2004. 2010 July 21. [18] The three complained to the Harvard Crimson. He was inspired.[21] It soon opened to the other Ivy League schools. [25] The company dropped The from its name after purchasing thedomain name facebook. originally located at thefacebook. 2008 April 8. and Yale. California. [17] [16] He opened the site up to his classmates.99% 4.violating copyrights.[21] It received its first investment later that month from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.New York University. and gradually most universities in Canada and the United States. Six days after the site launched. 2010 100[27] 200 400 500 [28] [29] [30] [31] 1. Andrew McCollum (graphic artist). Ultimately.[20] Eduardo Saverin (business aspects). 2009 300 . the charges were dropped. Dustin Moskovitz (programmer). [15] Zuckerberg expanded on this initial project that semester by creating a social [14] study tool ahead of an art history final.52% September 15.

to everyone of age 13 and older with a valid email address. including Apple Inc. 2006. [45] Wikinews has related news:Facebook reaches 500 million users Company . New Zealand.000 profiles from the site every day for various infractions.[38] Microsoft's purchase included rights to place international ads on Facebook. which Zuckerberg called the next logical step.[44] Facebook also became the top social network across eight individual markets²in Australia. Ireland. Malaysia.jp in Japan.[36][37] On October 24. the Philippines. Indonesia. and Yahoo!'s Wretch. as part of its efforts to boost cyber security. including Google-owned Orkut in India.[33] At that time.[40] In September 2009.[35] Facebook was then opened on September 26. Facebook announced that it would set up its international headquarters in Dublin.cc in Taiwan. Facebook's value was $41 billion (slightly surpassing eBay's) and it became the third-largest US web company after Google and Amazon. 2010.[39] In October 2008. Hong Kong and Vietnam. high-school networks required an invitation to join.[43] Traffic to Facebook increased steadily after 2009. giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion.[34] Facebook later expanded membership eligibility to employees of several companies. CyWorld in South Korea. an exchange for shares of privately held companies. Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.57% Facebook launched a high school version in September 2005. and Microsoft.[41] In November 2010. while other brands commanded the top positions in certain markets. based on SecondMarket Inc. [citation needed] In March 2011 it was reported that Facebook removes about 20. inappropriate content and underage use. More people visited Facebook than Google for the week ending March 13.[42] Facebook has been identified as a possible candidate for anIPO by 2013. Singapore. Mixi. Facebook said that it had turned cash flow positive for the first time. 2011 600[32][N 3] 168 3.January 5.. 2007. including spam.6% share of Facebook for $240 million.

[47] In 2010.Entrance to Facebook's current headquarters in the Stanford Research Park. they have generally received one-fifth the number of clicks on Facebook compared to the Web as a whole.[51] Sarah Smith.04% of the time (400 clicks for every one million pages). For example. but considerably less than Yahoo!. Explanations for Facebook's low CTR include the fact that Facebook's users are more technologically savvy and therefore use ad blocking software to hide advertisements. Microsoft is Facebook's exclusive partner for serving banner advertising. while Google users click on the first advertisement for search results an average of 8% of the time (80.1%. and that CTR for ads tend to fall within two weeks. For banner advertisements.[48] On November 6.[52] Competing social network MySpace's CTR.05% to 0. the users are younger and therefore are better at ignoring advertising messages.04%. which was an ultimately failed attempt to advertise to friends of users using the knowledge of what purchases friends made.[53] Revenues . an internetmarketing research company. and that on MySpace. [46] and as such Facebook only serves advertisements that exist in Microsoft's advertisement inventory. Facebook generally has a lower clickthrough rate (CTR) for advertisements than most major websites. who was Facebook's Online Sales Operations Manager. 2007.Palo Alto. Facebook launched Facebook Beacon. users spend more time browsing through content while on Facebook.5 times better than Facebook's but still low compared to many other websites. users spend their time communicating with friends and therefore have their attention diverted away from advertisements. Most of Facebook's revenue comes from advertising.[49] This means that a smaller percentage of Facebook's users click on advertisements than many other large websites.000 clicks for every one million searches). 2.[50] Facebook's users click on advertisements an average of 0. the security team began expanding its efforts to reduce the risks to users' privacy. Facebook collects as much data from its visitors as Google and Microsoft. According to comScore. is about 0. confirmed that successful advertising campaigns can have clickthrough rates as low as 0. in comparison. California.

Sean Parker owns 4%. resigned in May 2008. in millions US$) Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Revenue $52 [54] Growth ² 188% 87% 177% 158% $150[55] $280 $775 [56] [57] [58] $2. Chris Hughes.[65] On November 15.[59] Involver. Jeff Rothschild.[66] Website Main articles: Facebook features and Facebook Platform . Microsoft owns 1.(estimated. and outside investors. Adam D'Angelo.com one of the ten highest domain sales in history. Mark Zuckerberg owns 24% of the company.[60] A study found that for video advertisements on Facebook. 2011. a small group of current and former employees and celebrities own less than 1% each. Reports claimed that he and Zuckerberg began quarreling. Eduardo Saverin owns 5%.49% for Wall posts. a social marketing platform. and the remaining 30% or so are owned by employees. the Interpublic Group owns less than 0.5%. and that he was no longer interested in partial ownership of the company. however. 2010. while the industry average was 25% for in-banner video ads.000 visitors to their website. Facebook announced it had acquired FB. managing to convert 1.[63] Dustin Moskovitz owns 6%.com from the American Farm Bureau Federation for an undisclosed amount.700 employees.[61] Facebook has over 1.Greylock Partners and Meritech Capital Partners own between 1 to 2% each. while Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus have sizable holdings of the company. over 40% of users who viewed the videos viewed the entire video. and Owen Van Natta. the Farm Bureau disclosed 8.3%.75%. Peter Thiel owns 3%.[62] Regarding Facebook ownership. and offices in 12 countries. an undisclosed number of celebrities.5 million in "domain sales income". some companies have reported CTR as high as 6. including Matt Cohler. On January 11. announced in July 2008 that it managed to attain a CTR of 0.1 million views into 8.7% on Facebook (over 10 times the typical CTR for Facebook ad campaigns) for its first client. Accel Partnersowns 10%.000 On pages for brands and products.Serena Software. Digital Sky Technologies owns 10%. chief technology officer and friend of Zuckerberg. Li Ka-shing owns 0.[64] Adam D'Angelo. making the acquisition of FB.

until April 19. Facebook enables users to choose their own privacy settings and choose who can see specific parts of their profile. while Facebook only allows plain text. Users can control who sees other information they have shared. The media often compare Facebook to MySpace. They include the Wall. [71] Another difference is Facebook's requirement that users give their true [72] identity.Facebook's homepage features a login form on the top right for existing users. some of which are maintained by organizations as a means of advertising. [74] Facebook has a number of features with which users may interact. To allay concerns about privacy. a space on every user's profile page that allows friends to post messages for the user to see. 2010). Users can create profiles with photos. as well as who can find them in searches. such as banner ads. which allows users to send a .[69] Facebook requires a user's name and profile picture (if applicable) to be accessible by everyone. Pokes. a demand that MySpace does not make. MySpace allows users to decorate their profiles [73] using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). and other personal information. lists of personal interests. contact information. Users can communicate with friends and other users through private or public messages and a chat feature. but one significant difference between the two websites is the level of customization. through their privacy settings. and generates revenue from advertising. and a registration form directly underneath for new visitors.[68]The website is free to users. They can also create and join interest groups and "like pages" (formerly called "fan pages".[70] [67] Profile shown on Facebook in 2011.

Wall posts. users have been able to control what types of information are shared automatically with friends. and conversations with other users). a News Feed was announced.[79] Initially. In July 2007. which allows users to inform their friends of their Depending on privacy settings. Since then. some complained it was too cluttered and full of undesired information. including profile changes. Facebook began allowing users to post attachments to the Wall. anyone who can see a user's profile can also [74] view that user's Wall. upcoming events. 2006. while others were concerned it made it too easy for others to track individual activities (such as relationship status changes. and newly added friends. where and Status. the News Feed caused dissatisfaction among Facebook users.[78] This enabled spammers and other users to manipulate these features by creating illegitimate events or posting fake birthdays to attract attention to their profile or cause.[80] In response.[81] . which appears on every user's homepage and highlights information including profile changes. whereabouts and actions. [77] [76] [75] Photos.virtual "poke" to each other (a notification then tells a user that they have been poked). Facebook mobile graphical user interface On September 6. users can upload albums and photos. and birthdays of the user's friends. events. whereas the Wall was previously limited to textual content only. Users are now able to prevent user-set categories of friends from seeing updates about certain types of activities. Zuckerberg issued an apology for the site's failure to include appropriate customizable privacy features.

For instance. During the first years. users in a photo. Facebook was granted a patent [83] [82] on certain aspects of its News Feed." or label. compared with other image hosting services such as Photobucket and Flickr. where users can upload albums and photos. [85] Facebook allows users to upload an unlimited number of photos. while the privacy of another album can be set so that all Facebook users can see it. then the user can tag the friend in the photo. limiting the groups of users that can see an album. which may potentially include websites such as Twitter. which apply limits to the number of photos that a user is allowed to upload. The patent may encourage Facebook to pursue action against websites that [84] violate its patent. this limit has been increased to 200 photos per album. For example. if a photo contains a user's friend. 2010. The patent covers News Feeds in which links are provided so that one user can participate in the same activity of another user.[90] Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005 . As of May 2009.On February 23. This sends a notification to the friend that they have been tagged. One of the most popular applications on Facebook is the Photos application. Facebook users were limited to 60 photos per album. Another feature of the Photos application is the ability to "tag. [86][87][88][89] Privacy settings can be set for individual albums. the privacy of an album can be set so that only the user's friends can see the album. and provides them a link to see the photo.

Facebook launched Gifts on February 8. Facebook released a Comet-based[91] instant messagingapplication called "Chat" to several networks. More than 150 million active users access Facebook through mobile devices across 200 mobile operators in 60 countries. Blogger. Facebook announced a new "Facebook Messages" service. to be available to all of the website's users. emails. Facebook launched Marketplace. [101][102] . and a personalized message can be attached to each gift." The system.facebook. Users were later able to import blogs fromXanga. 2008. it was announced that Facebook was testing a simpler signup process." Facebook Messages took 15 months to develop. whereby pages can be linked with simpler URLs such ashttp://www. On November 15.[93][94] On May 14. whereas listings posted on Craigslist can be seen by anyone. The Mini-Feed and Wall were consolidated.[95] Marketplace has been compared to Craigslist by CNET. a blogging feature that allowed tags and embeddable images. and regular messages.[96] On July 20. the Android OS. with some calling it a "Gmail killer.php?id=20531316728.[92] which allows users to communicate with friends and is similar in functionality to desktop-based instant messengers. and the WebOS. 2008. Facebook introduced a "Usernames" feature. and will include privacy settings similar to those of other Facebook services. which lets users post free classified ads. In a media event that day. 2010. and other blogging services.com/facebook as opposed to http://www.com/profile.[99] On June 13. Facebook began migrating all users to the new version beginning in September 2008. Codenamed "Project Titan. 2007. Facebook introduced "Facebook Beta".[98] On December 11." The launch of such a feature had been anticipated for some time before the announcement. Gifts cost $1. 2007. and an effort was made to create a "cleaner" look. "It's true that people will be able to have an @facebook.[36] During the week of April 7. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.00 each to purchase.[97] After initially giving users a choice to switch. 2006. LiveJournal. combines text messaging. Nokia and Research In Motion both provide Facebook applications for their own mobile devices. 2008. profiles were separated into tabbed sections. which allows users to send virtual gifts to their friends that appear on the recipient's profile.com email addresses. a significant redesign of its user interface on selected networks. but it's not email. which points out that the major difference between the two is that listings posted by a user on Marketplace are seen only by users in the same network as that user.facebook.Facebook profile shown in 2007 Facebook Notes was introduced on August 22. instant messaging. 2009. An official Facebook application is available for theiPhone OS.[100] Many newsmartphones offer access to the Facebook services either through their web-browsers or applications.

well ahead of MySpace.. Facebook was named the second most popular thing among undergraduates. having overtaken main competitor MySpace in April 2008. including Canada.6 million people. [117] and winning the "People's Voice Award" from the Webby Awards in 2008. with 50 billion uploaded cumulatively. Judge Richard Seeborg issued an order approving the class settlement in Lane v.com ranks it 2nd in the U.[110] the United Kingdom. [103] Reception According to comScore. Facebook began to use the hCalendar microformat to mark up events. Twitter. a New Jersey-based company specializing in research concerning the college student market.[48] Facebook is the most popular social networking site in several English-speaking countries.S. in traffic. [120] and was In 2010. 60% of which responded that they believed that Facebook was the social network that posed the biggest threat to security. an increase of 8.[112][113][114][115] In regional Internet markets. and spam. Sophos's "Security Threat Report 2010" polled over 500 firms. and cable companies. the results returned by the News Feed. from September 2006 to September 2007. alongside industries such as the IRS e-file system.[109] In 2010. Inc.[106] Quantcast ranks the website 2nd in the U.[116] The website has won awards such as placement into the "Top 100 Classic Websites" by PC Magazine in 2007. Facebook penetration is highest in North America (69 percent). enabling the extraction of details to users' own calendar or mapping applications. and Asia-Pacific (17 percent).In February 2011. Facebook.[122] In December 2008. airlines. It is believed to be the world's first legal judgement . Europe (57 percent). and is currently 2nd. the website's ranking among all websites increased from 60th to 7th in worldwide traffic.S.[119] On March 2010. tied with beer and only ranked lower than the iPod.[121] However.[111] and the United States. Facebook won the Crunchie ³Best Overall Startup Or Product´ the third year in a row recognized as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" by Lead411.[118] In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor. and the hCard microformat for the events' venues.[108] The website is the most popular for uploading photos.[105] According to Alexa.[104] ComScore reports that Facebook attracted 130 million unique visitors in May 2010. the class action lawsuit arising out of Facebook's Beacon program. Facebook is the leading social networking site based on monthly unique visitors. Facebook received a score of 64 out of 100. Latin America (58 percent). frequent changes to the website's interface. the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory ruled that Facebook is a valid protocol to serve court notices to defendants.[107] and Compete. followed by Middle East-Africa (67 percent). placing it in the bottom 5% of all private sector companies in terms of customer satisfaction. in a July 2010 survey performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. and LinkedIn. Reasons for why Facebook scored so poorly include privacy problems.

[125] Employers (such as Virgin Atlantic Airways) have also used Facebook as a means to keep tabs on their employees and have even been known to fire them over posts they have made.[132] Criticism Main article: Criticism of Facebook Facebook has been met with controversies.[139] The privacy of Facebook users has also been an issue.[129] Indonesia has become the country with the second largest number of Facebook users. or 10% of Indonesia's population. Collins English Dictionary declared "Facebook" as their new Word of the Year. to everyone on the Internet. Facebook said. "We have taken immediate action to disable all applications that violate our terms". It has been blocked intermittently in several countries including the People's Republic of China. with 24 million users.that defines a summons posted on Facebook as legally binding.[133] Vietnam. Writers for The Wall Street Journal found in 2010 that Facebook apps were transmitting identifying information to "dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies". As in. 2008. [127] [126] In In December 2009.[130] Also in early 2010. the New Zealand High Court associate justice David Glendall allowed for the serving of legal papers on Craig Axe by the company Axe Market Garden via Facebook.e.'" [128] As of April 2010. according to The New York Times. Openbook was established.[134] Iran. The apps used an HTTP referrer which exposed the user's identity and sometimes their friends'.[138] and Bangladesh on different bases. Facebook has settled a lawsuit regarding claims over source code and intellectual property. the United Kingdom and Indonesia. it was banned in many countries of the world on the basis of allowed content judged as antiIslamic and containing religious discrimination.[136] Pakistan[137]Syria. the New Oxford American Dictionary declared their word of the year to be the verb "unfriend". i. For example. It has also been banned at many workplaces to prevent the wasting of employees' time.[135] Uzbekistan. [124] [123] In March 2009. countries with most Facebook users are the United States.[140] Social impact . and the safety of user accounts has been compromised several times. 'I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight. an avowed parodywebsite (and privacy advocacy website)[131] that enables text-based searches of those Wall posts that are available to "Everyone". defined as "To remove someone as a 'friend' on a social networking site such as Facebook. By 2005. after the United States. the use of Facebook had already become so ubiquitous that the generic verb "facebooking" had come into use to describe the process of browsing others' profiles or updating one's own.

register to vote. An article written by Michelle Sullivan of Uwire. Facebook has impacted on the social life and activity of people. a Facebook group called "One Million Voices Against FARC" organized an event that saw hundreds of thousands of Colombians march in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of . [141] Another father-daughter reunion happened between Tony Macnauton and [142] Frances Simpson who had not seen each other for nearly 48 years.[143][144][145] Charles Gibsonmoderated both debates. One of such impacts is with the ability to reunite lost family members and friends. Political impact The stage at the Facebook ± Saint Anselm College debates in 2008. The two met on Facebook as father found her profile. shortly before the New Hampshire primary. and general involvement by the youth population in the 2008 election.[148] In February 2008. Wikinews has related news:Egyptian man names daughter 'Facebook' Facebook's role in the American political process was demonstrated in January 2008.000 people installed the Facebook application 'US politics' in order to take part. Facebook users took part in debate groups organized around specific topics.In many ways. One of such reunion was between John Watson.000.[146] Over 1. held at the Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College.com illustrates how the "facebook effect" has affected youth voting rates. and message questions. when Facebook teamed up with ABC and Saint Anselm College to allow users to give live feedback about the "back to back" January 5 Republican and Democratic debates. support by youth of political candidates. who had spent the last 20 years searching for his long lost daughter.[147] This debate showed the broader community what many young students had already experienced: Facebook was an extremely popular and powerful new way to interact and voice opinions. and the application measured users' responses to specific comments made by the debating candidates.

[152] she quickly became more widely known and several fan pages were made in her honor. linked and attributed a rise in Syphilis cases in areas of Britain to Facebook. Sarah. in general.962 friends on Facebook and more than 56. She became the oldest person to ever use the Twitter website.000 followers on Twitter. an April 2010 episode of the American animated comedy series. Korea's official government websites. better known as the FARC (from the group's Spanish name). Bean also joinedTwitter. England joined Facebook in 2008. whose staff was researching Syphilis. titled The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook. [149] In August 2010. [158] . [157]  "You Have 0 Friends". At the time of her death in July 2010. parodied Facebook and social networking sites. A Tale of Sex. making her one of the oldest people ever on Facebook. in Downing Street early in 2010. called MillatFacebook.[153] Some time after creating her Facebook page. Uriminzokkiri. a December 2008 episode of the British sitcom. an Islamic version of the website was created. Money. [154]  "FriendFace". parodied Facebook.[155]  American author Ben Mezrich published a book in July 2009 about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook. An inspiration to other residents of the care home in which she lived. one of North [150] In 2010 an English director of public health. and Betrayal. joined Facebook. The IT Crowd. [156]  In response to the Everybody Draw Mohammed Day controversy and the ban of the website in Pakistan. Her death was widely reported in the media and she received tributes from several notable media personalities. when she passed the maximum number of friends allowed by Facebook. The reports of this research were rebuked by Facebook as "ignoring the difference between correlation and causation." [151] In media Wikinews has news involving Facebook: Bloggers investigate social networking websites   News services and World Wide Web companies increase Persian language services after Iranian presidential election  At age 102. she had 4. Ivy Bean of Bradford. South Park. She visited Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife. Genius.Colombia.

[159] The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Jesse Eisenberg asMark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg has said that The Social Network is inaccurate. a drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of Facebook. 2010.[161] . Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker. including Zuckerberg. was released October 1. 2011.  [160] On February 22. were involved with the project. No staff members of Facebook. The Social Network. The film was written by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book. an Egyptian baby was named "Facebook" to commemorate the vital role Facebook and other social media played in Egypt's revolution. Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin. Eduardo Saverin. one of Facebook's co-founders. The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures. and Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. was a consultant for Mezrich's book. However.

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