What Is Facebook?
Facebook is probably one of the most well known websites in the world. It had more than 500 million active users in 2010, which is more than 7% of the world's population. Facebook is a social networking website which is privately owned by Facebook,inc., and was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Facebook is free to use.
What can you do on Facebook?
Facebook users can create profiles with photos, lists of personal interests, contact information, and other personal information. They can then add people as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify their friends about themselves. Users can also join networks organized by schools, workplaces, and colleges. They can even meet new people. Facebook enables users to choose their own privacy setting, and choose who can see what parts of their profile, however, it requires users to allow their profile picture and name to be accessible by everyone. They can choose what other information they want to share through their privacy settings, and also who can find them in searches. Facebook also has an instant messaging application called "Chat" and a News Feed that lets users know about upcoming events, such as friends' birthdays. It also allows people to buy gifts and send them to their friends. Gifts cause $1.00 each, and a message can be attached to each gift. It also contains a "Marketplace", which is a feature that allows users to post free classified ads. Facebook also has some games that users can play.
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