What is Facebook?
Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in
February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As
of July 2011, Facebook has more than 750 million active users.
Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends,
and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they
update their profile.
Facebook users must register before using
the site. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups,
organized by workplace, school or college, or other
characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists, e.g.
"People From Work", or "Really Good Friends".
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. Facebook allows any users who declare
themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users
of the website.
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. However, based on
ConsumersReports.org on May 2011, there are 7.5 million children
under 13 with accounts, violating the site's terms. (From WIKIPEDIA)
In our Facebook webdiretory you will find - from our point of view
- important international Facebook-pages (friends-pages, fan-pages,
group-pages and other Facebook-pages), the number will increase
more and more in the future!