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Facebook, Inc.

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Private

Founded

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

Founder

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

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

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

more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was registered on the service.com. He was inspired. and Chris Hughes soon joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website. with one image per page along with a comment section. and Divya Narendra. originally located at thefacebook.99% 4. 2004. [15] Zuckerberg expanded on this initial project that semester by creating a social [14] study tool ahead of an art history final.New York University.[21] It received its first investment later that month from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. California. Tyler Winklevoss. 2010 July 21.com. while he was instead using their ideas to build a competing product. 2008 April 8. 2010 100[27] 200 400 500 [28] [29] [30] [31] 1. and violating individual privacy. Columbia.com in 2005 for $200. The three later filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg.665 225 150 143 166 178. [17] [16] He opened the site up to his classmates. the charges were dropped. accused Zuckerberg of intentionally misleading them into believing he would help them build a social network called HarvardConnection.[26] Total active users[N 1] Users Date (in millions) Days later Monthly growth[N 2] August 26.000. he said. three Harvard seniors.violating copyrights. [25] The company dropped The from its name after purchasing thedomain name facebook. and gradually most universities in Canada and the United States. sharing their notes.[22][23] Facebook incorporated in the summer of 2004. Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004. and the entrepreneur Sean Parker. and Yale. subsequently settling. 2009 300 . and within the first month. Six days after the site launched. 2009 February 5. Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook".38% 13.33% 10% 6. became the company's president.52% September 15. by an editorial in The Harvard Crimson about the Facemash incident. The following semester. and people started On February 4. who had been informally advising Zuckerberg. and faced expulsion. In March 2004. Andrew McCollum (graphic artist). MIT. Cameron Winklevoss.[19] Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College. and the newspaper began an investigation. Dustin Moskovitz (programmer).[21] It soon opened to the other Ivy League schools.[20] Eduardo Saverin (business aspects). however. Ultimately. Facebook expanded to Stanford. [18] The three complained to the Harvard Crimson. by uploading 500 Augustanimages to a website. Boston University.[24] In June 2004. Facebook moved its base of operations to Palo Alto.

Ireland. Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.[38] Microsoft's purchase included rights to place international ads on Facebook. inappropriate content and underage use. [citation needed] In March 2011 it was reported that Facebook removes about 20.[41] In November 2010. Mixi. 2006. Hong Kong and Vietnam. the Philippines. while other brands commanded the top positions in certain markets. and Microsoft. Indonesia. which Zuckerberg called the next logical step. Singapore.[36][37] On October 24.cc in Taiwan. including spam. as part of its efforts to boost cyber security.[34] Facebook later expanded membership eligibility to employees of several companies.. 2010. 2011 600[32][N 3] 168 3.[43] Traffic to Facebook increased steadily after 2009. Malaysia. and Yahoo!'s Wretch.jp in Japan. Facebook's value was $41 billion (slightly surpassing eBay's) and it became the third-largest US web company after Google and Amazon. 2007. to everyone of age 13 and older with a valid email address. More people visited Facebook than Google for the week ending March 13. [45] Wikinews has related news:Facebook reaches 500 million users Company .[44] Facebook also became the top social network across eight individual markets²in Australia.[42] Facebook has been identified as a possible candidate for anIPO by 2013.[39] In October 2008. giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. including Apple Inc.[40] In September 2009. Facebook said that it had turned cash flow positive for the first time. Facebook announced that it would set up its international headquarters in Dublin. including Google-owned Orkut in India.[33] At that time. based on SecondMarket Inc.6% share of Facebook for $240 million. an exchange for shares of privately held companies. New Zealand.57% Facebook launched a high school version in September 2005.[35] Facebook was then opened on September 26. high-school networks required an invitation to join.000 profiles from the site every day for various infractions. CyWorld in South Korea.January 5.

California. the security team began expanding its efforts to reduce the risks to users' privacy. 2.04% of the time (400 clicks for every one million pages). Facebook launched Facebook Beacon. users spend more time browsing through content while on Facebook. and that CTR for ads tend to fall within two weeks. 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. 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.04%.[50] Facebook's users click on advertisements an average of 0. who was Facebook's Online Sales Operations Manager.5 times better than Facebook's but still low compared to many other websites. According to comScore.[48] On November 6. they have generally received one-fifth the number of clicks on Facebook compared to the Web as a whole. but considerably less than Yahoo!.05% to 0.000 clicks for every one million searches). Microsoft is Facebook's exclusive partner for serving banner advertising.Palo Alto.Entrance to Facebook's current headquarters in the Stanford Research Park. Facebook generally has a lower clickthrough rate (CTR) for advertisements than most major websites. 2007. [46] and as such Facebook only serves advertisements that exist in Microsoft's advertisement inventory.[53] Revenues . an internetmarketing research company. and that on MySpace. confirmed that successful advertising campaigns can have clickthrough rates as low as 0. which was an ultimately failed attempt to advertise to friends of users using the knowledge of what purchases friends made. For banner advertisements.[51] Sarah Smith. the users are younger and therefore are better at ignoring advertising messages.[47] In 2010. users spend their time communicating with friends and therefore have their attention diverted away from advertisements. For example. Facebook collects as much data from its visitors as Google and Microsoft.[52] Competing social network MySpace's CTR. in comparison.1%. is about 0. while Google users click on the first advertisement for search results an average of 8% of the time (80.

while the industry average was 25% for in-banner video ads. Sean Parker owns 4%. resigned in May 2008.5 million in "domain sales income". Microsoft owns 1. Accel Partnersowns 10%.[63] Dustin Moskovitz owns 6%.Greylock Partners and Meritech Capital Partners own between 1 to 2% each. Li Ka-shing owns 0. 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. Reports claimed that he and Zuckerberg began quarreling.700 employees.7% on Facebook (over 10 times the typical CTR for Facebook ad campaigns) for its first client. the Farm Bureau disclosed 8.[62] Regarding Facebook ownership.1 million views into 8. and Owen Van Natta.[65] On November 15.[59] Involver. Mark Zuckerberg owns 24% of the company.[61] Facebook has over 1. however.75%.[64] Adam D'Angelo. over 40% of users who viewed the videos viewed the entire video.[60] A study found that for video advertisements on Facebook. the Interpublic Group owns less than 0. a small group of current and former employees and celebrities own less than 1% each. 2011.49% for Wall posts. and outside investors. Digital Sky Technologies owns 10%. announced in July 2008 that it managed to attain a CTR of 0. chief technology officer and friend of Zuckerberg. a social marketing platform. 2010.[66] Website Main articles: Facebook features and Facebook Platform .com one of the ten highest domain sales in history. Peter Thiel owns 3%.5%. On January 11. Facebook announced it had acquired FB. Adam D'Angelo.com from the American Farm Bureau Federation for an undisclosed amount. Eduardo Saverin owns 5%. and offices in 12 countries. an undisclosed number of celebrities. including Matt Cohler. and the remaining 30% or so are owned by employees. and that he was no longer interested in partial ownership of the company. Chris Hughes. making the acquisition of FB.(estimated. while Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus have sizable holdings of the company. some companies have reported CTR as high as 6. Jeff Rothschild. managing to convert 1.3%.Serena Software.000 On pages for brands and products.000 visitors to their website.

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

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

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

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

[106] Quantcast ranks the website 2nd in the U.S. alongside industries such as the IRS e-file system. Twitter. 60% of which responded that they believed that Facebook was the social network that posed the biggest threat to security.[121] However. and the hCard microformat for the events' venues. and spam. including Canada.[122] In December 2008.[104] ComScore reports that Facebook attracted 130 million unique visitors in May 2010.6 million people. Europe (57 percent). tied with beer and only ranked lower than the iPod. an increase of 8. enabling the extraction of details to users' own calendar or mapping applications. Reasons for why Facebook scored so poorly include privacy problems. Sophos's "Security Threat Report 2010" polled over 500 firms.. from September 2006 to September 2007. Facebook is the leading social networking site based on monthly unique visitors. and LinkedIn. [120] and was In 2010. Facebook was named the second most popular thing among undergraduates. airlines. and is currently 2nd. Judge Richard Seeborg issued an order approving the class settlement in Lane v.In February 2011. well ahead of MySpace. and cable companies. followed by Middle East-Africa (67 percent).com ranks it 2nd in the U. the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory ruled that Facebook is a valid protocol to serve court notices to defendants. [103] Reception According to comScore. and Asia-Pacific (17 percent).S. the class action lawsuit arising out of Facebook's Beacon program.[48] Facebook is the most popular social networking site in several English-speaking countries. [117] and winning the "People's Voice Award" from the Webby Awards in 2008. the website's ranking among all websites increased from 60th to 7th in worldwide traffic. Facebook. the results returned by the News Feed. Facebook received a score of 64 out of 100.[105] According to Alexa.[112][113][114][115] In regional Internet markets. a New Jersey-based company specializing in research concerning the college student market. Inc.[118] In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor. placing it in the bottom 5% of all private sector companies in terms of customer satisfaction. with 50 billion uploaded cumulatively.[110] the United Kingdom. in traffic.[109] In 2010. 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.[119] On March 2010.[108] The website is the most popular for uploading photos. Facebook began to use the hCalendar microformat to mark up events. Facebook penetration is highest in North America (69 percent). in a July 2010 survey performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. having overtaken main competitor MySpace in April 2008. Latin America (58 percent).[111] and the United States. It is believed to be the world's first legal judgement .[107] and Compete. frequent changes to the website's interface.[116] The website has won awards such as placement into the "Top 100 Classic Websites" by PC Magazine in 2007.

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

and the application measured users' responses to specific comments made by the debating candidates.[143][144][145] Charles Gibsonmoderated both debates. The two met on Facebook as father found her profile.[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. support by youth of political candidates.000 people installed the Facebook application 'US politics' in order to take part. One of such impacts is with the ability to reunite lost family members and friends.com illustrates how the "facebook effect" has affected youth voting rates. register to vote. and message questions. who had spent the last 20 years searching for his long lost daughter. [141] Another father-daughter reunion happened between Tony Macnauton and [142] Frances Simpson who had not seen each other for nearly 48 years. held at the Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College. An article written by Michelle Sullivan of Uwire. Political impact The stage at the Facebook ± Saint Anselm College debates in 2008.[146] Over 1. Wikinews has related news:Egyptian man names daughter 'Facebook' Facebook's role in the American political process was demonstrated in January 2008. shortly before the New Hampshire primary. 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 . and general involvement by the youth population in the 2008 election.In many ways. One of such reunion was between John Watson.[148] In February 2008. Facebook users took part in debate groups organized around specific topics. Facebook has impacted on the social life and activity of people. 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.000.

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

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

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