Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Facebook: - Web site for social networking can be accessed free of charge and run by "Facebook" limited liability private property to them.
Users can join networks to communicate with others and interact with them. Also, users can add friends to their friends list and send messages to them, and also update their personal friends and the definition of themselves. Indicates the name of the site to guide image provided by the colleges and preschools in the United States of America to the members of the faculty and new students, which includes a description of the members of the campus as a means to get to know them.
By Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in conjunction with both Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes, who specialized in the study of Computer Science, the membership site is limited initially to students at Harvard University, but subsequently extended to include other colleges in the city of Boston, and then widened the site to include any university student, then high school students and, finally, any person aged 13 years and older. The site currently has more than 350 million users worldwide.
Launched Facebook as a product is expected from the "Vis MASH" of the University of Harvard, the Mark Zuckerberg invented Elvis Mash on 28 October 2003, the Zuckerberg set up site "Facebook" and specifically on 4 November 2004, during the first month of access to the site to use, more than half of the students who have not graduated yet from the university enrolled in this service, in June 2004, the relocation of Facebook to the city of Palo Alto, California, the Facebook issue a high school version in September 2005, then, gave the site the participation of staff from several companies, on 26 September 2006, open the site is open to all individuals over the age of thirteen years and older who have e-mail address correctly, in October 2008, organizers announced the management of Facebook to take the capital city of Dublin, Ireland-based internationally him.
Received a Facebook first introduced to an investment amount of 500000 U.S. dollars in June 2004 by Peter Thiel, a founder company "PayPal", and then investment last year after one of 12.7 million dollars of risk capital from the company "Axel Partners", and then 27.5 another million dollars from the company "Jraylock Partners," in one of the cash flow statements that have been leaked, it was found that during fiscal year 2005, Facebook suffered a net loss of about 3.63 million dollars.
With the sale of social networking site popular "MySpace" to the company "News Corporation" on 19 July 2005, spread some rumors circulating for a possible sale of Facebook to a major major media, on 28 March 2006, the magazine "Business Week" that the Negotiations are under way on the purchase of Facebook. In response to that, he refused Facebook offer to sell an estimated 750 million dollars from the bidder not to be named, and spread rumors of another increase the offer price until it reached 2 billion dollars in September 2006, was held serious talks between the leaders of Directors "Facebook" and "Yahoo" about buying Facebook for one billion dollars in November of 2007, the billionaire Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong invested 60 million dollars in Facebook, in October of 2008, Zuckerberg said: "I do not think can be to look at social networking as a way to win the same way through which searches on the Internet.
Users of Facebook to join one or more networks that each of the city or a work or school or territory establishment, users can also connect with friends, while allowing them to access their personal files, the location services to users free of charge, and makes its profits from advertising, in by banner ads, and is "Microsoft" exclusive partner of Facebook to provide a service banner ads, and the Facebook offering ads that included a list of advertisements for the company "Microsoft" only. According to the company, "comScore", a company specialized in marketing research on the Internet, Facebook collects as much data through the patrons to match what is available from the data the company "Google," Microsoft ", but to a lesser extent from the company" Yahoo ".
Site users have accepted:-
According to the company, "comScore", is Facebook's most popular site for social networking, based on the number of new users who visit each month, where Skip main rival MySpace in April 2008, she noted, "comScore" that Facebook was able to attract 132.1 million new users in July of 2008, compared to the site "MySpace", which attracted 117.6 million users, the order location of all available sites had risen from the center sixty to finish seventh in terms of demand and user in the world, in the period From September 2006 to September 2007, and occupies the site is currently in fifth place, and develop enterprise Quantcast to evaluate websites Facebook in the fifteenth in the United States, according to the demand and user, is Facebook the most famous sites from where the uploading photos, is loading 14 million a picture to the site every day.
Active recognition of the courts:-
In December 2008, the Supreme Court ruled for a boycott of the Australian capital to Facebook is a valid protocol to provide notices to the defendant the court to them. It is believed that this is the first court ruling in the world refers to calls made through Facebook as legally binding, in March of 2009, passed David Jindal Supreme Court judge in New Zealand to company "X Market Garden" of the legal papers that prove guilt of the defendant Craig AX through Facebook.
Criticism of the site:-
Facebook's site of much criticism over the past few years. In October 2005, the University of New Mexico banned access to the location of computers and networks on campus, and has indicated the university that the reason behind the ban is in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy of the Internet and the University in connection with the misuse of the resources available on the Internet, Furthermore, the site dictate the use of the credentials of the university in activities not related to the university, in the January 1, 2008, has a group on Facebook to disclose the identity of Stephanie Rengjil; that girl who was killed in the state of Toronto, which were not her family had given permission for police Toronto after the publication of the name or names of the defendants in the case to the media, despite attempts by the police as well as based on the site comply with the rules of privacy by deleting the name of the girl, they have noticed the difficulty in doing so where it is re-dissemination of data once again as has been deleted.Many countries have banned access to the site, including Syria and Iran for several reasons, security and political.
Raised several concerns about the use of Facebook as a means of surveillance and data mining, criticized supporters of confidentiality agreement signed with regard to its commitment to maintaining confidentiality and privacy, raised some concerns about the difficulty for users to access rights or delete their own accounts if desired. Before, Facebook allowed users to "deactivate" their accounts only, so do not display their personal files beyond. In spite of that, any information the user has entered to the site and on the Public Profile will continue to exist on the servers for the site, finally the Facebook policy changes for deleting accounts of users in the February 29, 2008, finally in terms of providing users the ability to connect to the site to request to delete accounts their own permanently.