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Facts About Facebook

Facebook was founded in Cambridge, MA on February 4, 2004.  Facebook had its initial public offering (IPO) eight years later in February of 2012.

Facebook At Harvard

Facebook was originally named TheFaceBook and it was developed by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The first use of the FaceBook was on the Harvard campus and it was limited only to Harvard students. Soon the FaceBook spread like wild fire around the other major U.S. Universities. Mark Zuckerberg dropped the Harvard and pursued his Facebook dream to become one of the 4th most-trafficked websites in the world with more than 90 million active users by 2008.  In 2019 Mark Zuckerberg finds himself alongside the likes of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos as the most powerful and wealthy people in the world and in technology specifically.

The FaceBook website is built on PHP-MySQL technology and it is probably the most popular PHP website ever built. Interesting fact is that the facebook.com domain was purchased for $200,000 and FaceBook has more than 24 million photos uploaded daily.

Facebook Ads and Privacy

Facebook has encountered multiple issues related to spying on users and the way its ads perform and are generated.  There was the Cambridge Analytica scandal where it showed how Facebook and Big Tech are collecting data on users and spying and profiting from it.  This issue and series of events brought to the forefront the government alleged crackdown on Big Tech and also the question of why and how users simply don’t hold and sell their own data to Big Tech instead of the reverse?

Big Tech And Department Of Justice

Right alongside Facebook in the cross hairs of the DOJ and other governments are mammoth tech companies with the ability to spy on users and profit from that such as Google, Twitter, and Amazon.  This is heating up more and more just as more new entrants try to counter Big tech such as Flipboard and DuckDuckGo.

25 Comments on “Facebook Facts”

  1. Facebook was actually originally from Phillips Exeter Academy. They had a book there called “The face book” where it basically was a year book. They would play a game with the book to find a crush or answer questions. My mom and two sisters went there.

  2. Great Site dude. I have recommended it to all ma homies/chums.

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    See you later.

  3. omg that is so cool 🙂 i never knew that i feel so amazed. facebook is so kool i love it i brobly upload most of tyhe photos lol

  4. I DELETED FACEBOOK TODAY AFTER 2 YEARS, ITS GETTING IRRATATING NOW AND A WASTE OF TIME ITS THE SAME THING OVER & OVER AND EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR BUSSINESS.

  5. LOST wrote:
    I DELETED FACEBOOK TODAY AFTER 2 YEARS, ITS GETTING IRRATATING NOW AND A WASTE OF TIME ITS THE SAME THING OVER & OVER AND EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR BUSSINESS.

    You have done a very good job dude. I really appreciate you. You will really shine well in your life.

    Face book makes your brain to become a S**T.

  6. I love Facebook, I always share many good news with my friends.I got my all class mate and many friends by the face book.So I pray for to god give it long life.

  7. When Mark Zuckerberg was creating a social media website as a Facebook, he cant imagine that their website was highly popular in the world. Now all countries people are using Facebook for personal friends communication or business communication and everyday all are updating some new things like; quotation, images, photos and sharing some videos.
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