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Facebook has emerged as the world's largest social network, with over 400 million users. Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg as an exclusive network of Harvard students. Initially, only college students in the Boston area belonged to the Facebook network. Facebook has grown to become a social networking phenomenon in the United States and internationally.[1]

Facebook Profiles

This social networking website permits anyone with a valid e-mail address and 13-years-of-age to become a Facebook user. Users create profiles as a means of exchanging information with other users. A single profile can be for an individual, a group, an organization, a small business or any other form. Individual profiles tend to be the most popular profile type. A typical individual profile enables the user to add friends, send messages, sent instant messages, upload photos and/or videos, and provide status updates. 

Other Content About Facebook

Facebook growth between 2004 and 2010 continue to exceed expectations. In the fall of 2007, over 1 million new users signed up every week, 200,000 daily, resulting in over 50 million active users. On Christmas Day of 2009, Facebook was the most popular website on the internet.

Facebook's privacy policy has come under tremendous scrutiny by online privacy advocates.[2]

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