Facebook(‘feɪs,bʊk) — noun: 1. a popular social networking website. 2. A directory listing names and headshots 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; from face (n.) + book. — verb: 1. to search for a person’s profile on the Facebook website; “to facebook” is not common usage. “I’m going to look her up on Facebook,” is preferred.
Who founded Facebook?
According to Wikipedia, “Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over, but based on ConsumersReports.org on May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts, violating the site’s terms.”
Facebook was launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active users.
How it Works
- Go to www.facebook.com.
- Facebook users must register before using the site.
- Create a personal profile.
- Add other users as friends by extending invitations to them to “friend” you.
- Once you are a member, you are free to exchange messages “post on a wall”, join common-interest user groups, “Like” product pages, companies and causes. When you friend, like or follow someone or something, updates from that entity will appear on your “wall”