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Social networking service, launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users, more than half of them using Facebook on a mobile device add

Category: Business

Founded in 2004.

Countries: United States (39%), (23%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg, Google

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The following semester, Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004 add something


Mark Zuckerberg - Zuckerberg was developing other projects at the time, among which was "Facemash", the predecessor of Facebook, but did not register the domain name "" until January 1, 2004


Mark Zuckerberg - A month after Facebook launched in February 2004, i2hub, another campus-only service, created by Wayne Chang, was launched. i2hub focused on peer-to-peer file sharing


On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook", originally located at add something


Mark Zuckerberg - Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004


In March 2004, Facebook expanded to Stanford, Columbia, and Yale add something


In June 2004, Facebook moved its base of operations to Palo Alto, California add something


Mark Zuckerberg - In August 2004, Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Adam D'Angelo, and Sean Parker launched a competing peer-to-peer file sharing service called Wirehog, a precursor to Facebook Platform applications


By 2005, the use of Facebook had already become so ubiquitous that the generic verb "facebooking" had come into use to describe the process of browsing others' profiles or updating one's own add something


Joe Craig - In 2005 he was one of the first authors to use Facebook to build a fanbase and enhance fans' experience of his writing, using character profiles as well as his personal pages to create an online world that reflected that of his books


Parry Aftab - 'We've been advising Facebook since 2005, and we all know each other very well


In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor, a New Jersey-based company specializing in research concerning the college student market, Facebook was named the second most popular thing among undergraduates, tied with beer and only ranked lower than the iPod add something


Facebook Notes was introduced on August 22, 2006, a blogging feature that allowed tags and embeddable images add something


According to Alexa, the website's ranking among all websites increased from 60th to 7th in worldwide traffic, from September 2006 to September 2007, and is currently 2nd add something


On September 6, 2006, a News feed was announced, which appears on every user's homepage and highlights information including profile changes, upcoming events, and birthdays of the user's friends add something


Facebook was opened on September 26, 2006, to everyone of age 13 and older with a valid email address add something


Late in 2007, Facebook had 100,000 business pages, allowing companies to attract potential customers and tell about themselves add something


Some of the top competitors were listed in 2007 by Mashable add something


The website has won awards such as placement into the "Top 100 Classic Websites" by "PC Magazine" in 2007, and winning the "People's Voice Award" from the Webby Awards in 2008 add something


Phil Hartman - In 2007, a campaign was started on Facebook by Alex Stevens and endorsed by Hartman's brother Paul to have Hartman inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame


Anne B. Crockett-Stark - In 2007, a local campaign staffer posted a quote on her online Facebook profile insinuating that Delegate Crockett-Stark referred to her donors using a derogatory name


Mark Zuckerberg - On May 24, 2007, Zuckerberg announced Facebook Platform, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook


In July 2007, Facebook began allowing users to post attachments to the Wall, whereas the Wall was previously limited to textual content only add something


On November 6, 2007, Facebook launched Facebook Beacon, which was an ultimately failed attempt to advertise to friends of users using the knowledge of what purchases friends made add something


Mark Zuckerberg - On November 6, 2007, Zuckerberg announced a new social advertising system called Beacon, which enabled people to share information with their Facebook friends based on their browsing activities on other sites


Mark Zuckerberg - Zuckerberg and Facebook failed to respond to the concerns quickly, and on December 5, 2007, Zuckerberg wrote a blog post on Facebook taking responsibility for the concerns about Beacon and offering an easier way for users to opt out of the service


An article by Michelle Sullivan of illustrates how the "Facebook effect" has affected youth voting rates, support by youth of political candidates, and general involvement by the youth population in the 2008 election add something


In 2008, Collins English Dictionary declared "Facebook" as its new Word of the Year add something


Terrence Cody - On Christmas Day 2008 an "announcement" on his Facebook page said that he was leaving early, but turned out to be a joke by his girlfriend


Michael Geist - Widespread online and offline support, from activist and author Cory Doctorow to over 30,000 Facebook users, led to the tabling of the copyright legislation by Industry Minister Jim Prentice until 2008


Facebook's role in the American political process was demonstrated in January 2008, shortly before the New Hampshire primary, when Facebook teamed up with ABC and Saint Anselm College to allow users to give live feedback about the "back to back" January 5 Republican and Democratic debates add something


Mark Sanford - As early as January 2008, there had been anticipation that Sanford would run for President in 2012, and online support groups have sprung up on virtual social networks like Facebook in support of a Sanford ticket.


In February 2008, a Facebook group called "One Million Voices Against FARC" organized an event in which hundreds of thousands of Colombians marched in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as the FARC add something


Lawrence Lessig - In February 2008, a Facebook group formed by law professor John Palfrey encouraged him to run for Congress from California's 12th congressional district, the seat vacated by the death of U.S. Representative Tom Lantos


According to comScore, Facebook is the leading social networking site based on monthly unique visitors, having overtaken main competitor MySpace in April 2008 add something


During the week of April 7, 2008, Facebook released a Comet-based instant messaging application called "Chat" to several networks, which allows users to communicate with friends and is similar in functionality to desktop-based instant messengers add something


On July 20, 2008, Facebook introduced "Facebook Beta", a significant redesign of its user interface on selected networks add something


Mark Zuckerberg - On July 23, 2008, Zuckerberg announced Facebook Connect, a version of Facebook Platform for users


Aaron Sorkin - In August 2008, Sorkin announced that he had agreed to write a script for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was founded


After initially giving users a choice to switch, Facebook began migrating all users to the new version starting in September 2008 add something


In October 2008, Facebook announced that it would set up its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland add something


In December 2008, the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory ruled that Facebook is a valid protocol to serve court notices to defendants add something


On December 11, 2008, it was announced that Facebook was testing a simpler signup process add something


Traffic to Facebook increased steadily after 2009 add something


Brian Dawkins - After Dawkins signed with the Broncos in 2009, Dan Leone, an Eagles employee who was a gate chief at Lincoln Financial Field was fired by the Eagles after Leone posted messages on his Facebook page expressing his disappointment in the team


Roy Keane - He appeared in an Irish Guide Dogs advertisement in 2009 - whereupon the "Irish Examiner" referred to him as "football's biggest canine celebrity" - and received his own profile on Facebook


A January 2009 study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users add something


Yuri Milner - In January 2009, while in Palo Alto, Milner became acquainted with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg


Chesley Sullenberger - Admirers of Sullenberger started a Facebook fan site that, as of late February 2009, had half a million members


Chloe Madeley - There was controversy when pictures from Madeley's Facebook page emerged in February 2009 showing her smoking cannabis


Isis King - According to King's Facebook page, the surgery was conducted on February 27, 2009


In March 2009, the New Zealand High Court associate justice David Gendall allowed for the serving of legal papers on Craig Axe by the company Axe Market Garden via Facebook add something


Tony Hart - On 1 March 2009, a flashmob organised through the Facebook social networking website paid tribute to Hart with around two hundred Morph figures displayed outside the Tate Modern art gallery


Mark Zuckerberg - Earlier, in April 2009, Zuckerberg sought the advice of former Netscape CFO Peter Currie about financing strategies for Facebook


Chris Hughes - He was the subject of an April 2009 cover story in "Fast Company" magazine under the headline, "The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base - and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever


DJ Shadow - On April 1, 2009, DJ Shadow announced on his Facebook page that he was working on a "Diminishing Returns" re-release


As of May 2009, this limit has been increased to 200 photos per album add something


Mike Cox - On May 27, 2009, Cox formally announced his candidacy for governor on Facebook and Twitter


Jeremiah Wright - Wright wrote on his Facebook page apologizing for his remarks on June 12, 2009


Zach Braff - In July 2009, Braff announced via Facebook that he is working on the script of a film to be called "Swingles", which he will direct and star in alongside Cameron Diaz


Mirka Federer - The first Internet photos of the twins were posted on his Facebook page on 7 August 2009


Blake Schwarzenbach - On August 23, 2009, Blake announced via Facebook information on his new band, forgetters


In September 2009, Facebook said that it had turned cash-flow positive for the first time add something


Kyle Woodring - On September 9, 2009 Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan wrote on his Facebook page "I am deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of my friend and one time Survivor Drummer Kyle Woodring


In December 2009, the New Oxford American Dictionary declared its word of the year to be the verb "unfriend", defined as "To remove someone as a 'friend' on a social networking site such as Facebook add something


Julia Goldsworthy - It was announced in December 2009, however, that Facebook will be discontinuing regional networks, and that all present networks will be closed


In 2010, Facebook won the Crunchie "Best Overall Startup Or Product" for the third year in a row and was recognized as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" by Lead411 add something


Writers for "The Wall Street Journal" found in 2010 that Facebook apps were transmitting identifying information to "dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies" add something


Chris Kamara - Before the 2010 World Cup, Kamara changed his name by deed poll to Chris Cabanga in response to a Facebook campaign supported by 20,000 people


Mark Zuckerberg - By 2010, Facebook had an estimated 500 million users worldwide


Paul F. Tompkins - Facebook groups were subsequently started in other North American cities and in 2010 he stated that he had stopped promoting his shows on the radio


David Fincher - Fincher directed the 2010 film The Social Network, about the legal battles of Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook.


Naheed Nenshi - His 2010 campaign for mayor placed an emphasis on using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to promote his platform and engage voters


Mark Zuckerberg - In 2010 a fictionalized account of Zuckerberg creating Facebook while in college and its later start-up phase was made into a movie dramatization, "The Social Network"


Joseph Mazzello - In 2010, Mazzello played the part of Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook in the David Fincher-directed movie, "The Social Network"


Nancy Ajram - In November, 2010, Nancy's Facebook page hit one million fans, becoming the most subscribed Arabic Facebook page on the site


Lawrence Summers - The 2010 film "The Social Network", which deals with the founding of the social networking site Facebook, shows Summers , in his then-capacity as President of Harvard, meeting with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to discuss their accusations against Mark Zuckerberg


Ulf Erik Knudsen - In January 2010, Knudsen was reported to use the Muhammad cartoon drawn by Kurt Westergaard as his profile picture on "Facebook"


Rick Sanchez - On January 18, 2010 he began hosting his own two-hour show in the afternoons, "Rick's List", where he invited viewers to share their opinions and questions via MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter


Human Tornado - On January 30, 2010, Tornado defeated Super Crazy in what would turn out to be his final match for the promotion, as on February 4, he suddenly announced his retirement from professional wrestling on his Facebook page


The company began its push by inviting a select group of British advertising leaders to meet Facebook's top executives at an "influencers' summit" in February 2010 add something


Ulf Erik Knudsen - In February 2010, Knudsen was reported to have joined a "Facebook" group called "We who demand a non-Muslim taxi driver"


Megan Joy - On Saturday, February 13, 2010, Joy released a new song called "Ryder On The Storm" on her Facebook


On February 23, 2010, Facebook was granted a patent on certain aspects of its News Feed add something


Megan Joy - On February 27, 2010, Joy uploaded a new song called "I'm Not Tryin' To Hear That" on her Facebook


More people visited Facebook than Google for the week ending March 13, 2010 add something


ComScore reports that Facebook attracted 130 million unique visitors in May 2010, an increase of 8,6 million people add something


Mark Zuckerberg - On May 19, 2010, Facebook's website was temporarily blocked in Pakistan until Facebook removed the contest from its website at the end of May. Sidiqque asked its UN representative to raise the issue with the United Nations General Assembly


Mark Zuckerberg - In June 2010, Pakistani Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque launched a criminal investigation into Zuckerberg and Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes after a "Draw Muhammad" contest was hosted on Facebook


Uffie - Uffie confirmed through her official Facebook page that "Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans" would be released on June 15, 2010 in Europe by Ed Banger Records


Goodluck Jonathan - On 29 June 2010, Jonathan launched a Facebook page in accordance with his promise to interact more with Nigerians


Cory Booker - In July 2010, Booker attended a dinner at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was seated with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg


In August 2010, one of North Korea's official government websites and the official news agency of the country, Uriminzokkiri, joined Facebook add something


Nick Robinson - Bias was claimed particularly in the 2010 United Kingdom general election coverage; a Facebook group entitled "Nick Robinson should not be the BBC's political editor" was set up and as of August 2010 has over 2000 members


Uffie - In August 2010, Ed Banger Records confirmed through their Facebook page that Uffie's next single to be released would be "Difficult", produced by Uffie's fellow labelmate and friend SebastiAn


Cristiano Ronaldo - In August 2010, Ronaldo reached 10 million fans on Facebook and in doing so made history by becoming the first non-American personality ever to achieve that kind of success on the social networking site


Goodluck Jonathan - On 15 September 2010, Jonathan announced on Facebook that he had decided to run for reelection


Brian Blessed - After a successful campaign on social networking site Facebook, satnav manufacturer TomTom recorded Brian Blessed's voice as an option for those using its satnav devices; Blessed's voice has been available in devices since October 2010


Carolyn Owlett - In October 2010, she revealed she had been a victim of a identity theft on Facebook


Mark Zuckerberg - A movie based on Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook, "The Social Network" was released on October 1, 2010, and stars Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg


Mark Zuckerberg - On October 9, 2010, "Saturday Night Live" lampooned Zuckerberg and Facebook


Jay S. Walker - In November 2010 Walker Digital LLC sued Facebook for friending, or "Method and system for establishing and maintaining user-controlled anonymous communications"


A new Messaging platform, codenamed "Project Titan", was launched on November 15, 2010 add something


Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Morris Rodgers announced via her Facebook page that she expected another child; Grace was born December 2010, making her mother the first member of Congress to give birth twice while in office.


Nick Riewoldt - On 20 December 2010 a photo with a nude image of Riewoldt was posted on the social networking site Facebook by a 17-year old girl


In 2011, Facebook filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form a political action committee under the name "FB PAC" add something


In early 2011, Facebook announced plans to move to its new headquarters, the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, California add something


Julia Goldsworthy - Goldsworthy is a supporter of the Facebook Cornish Tickbox for the 2011 Census campaign


Joel Kaplan - He is currently vice president of public policy at Facebook, effective June, 13, 2011


Paul F. Tompkins - In 2011 he said that the Facebook 300 groups had become his main method of booking comedy shows


Catherine McClements - In 2011, McClements guest starred in a YouTube and Facebook only show called "Queer as F


Michael Stipe - In 2011, Stipe participated in a live online Facebook chat with fans following the premiere of a new R.E.M. video on "Dazed & Confused"'s website, Dazed Digital


Mark Zuckerberg - In a 2011 interview with PBS after the death of Steve Jobs, Zuckerberg said that Jobs had advised him on how to create a management team at Facebook that was "focused on building as high quality and good things as you are"


Tony Sly - On January 7, 2011, Sly announced on his Facebook page that he was done writing for his next solo album and that he will be entering the studio on January 28, 2011, to start recording


Mark Zuckerberg - Upon winning the Golden Globes award for Best Picture on January 16, 2011, producer Scott Rudin thanked Facebook and Zuckerberg "for his willingness to allow us to use his life and work as a metaphor through which to tell a story about communication and the way we relate to each other


In March 2011, it was reported that Facebook removes approximately 20,000 profiles from the site every day for various infractions, including spam, inappropriate content and underage use, as part of its efforts to boost cyber security add something


Jeff Ament - The band's official Facebook page announced a March 2011 release of their album, "Three Mountains", through Monkeywrench Records


Gerard Pique - Shakira officially confirmed their relationship on 29 March 2011 via Twitter and Facebook posting a picture of the two with a caption reading, "I present to you my sunshine


In April 2011, Facebook launched a new portal for marketers and creative agencies to help them develop brand promotions on Facebook add something


Since April 2011, Facebook users have had the ability to make live voice calls via Facebook Chat, allowing users to chat with others from all over the world add something


Belime - In April 2011, Belime announced on his Facebook page that he will be touring Lebanon as of May 2011, with his first concert being at the Tripoli International Half Marathon 2011, where he headlined along with Michel Azzi and Brigitte Yaghi


According to a May 2011 "Consumer Reports" survey, there are 7,5 million children under 13 with accounts and 5 million under 10, violating the site's terms of service add something


In May 2011 emails were sent to journalists and bloggers making critical allegations about Google's privacy policies; however it was later discovered that the anti-Google campaign, conducted by PR giant Burson-Marsteller, was paid for by Facebook in what CNN referred to as "a new level skullduggery" and which Daily Beast called a "clumsy smear" add something


Quantcast estimates Facebook has 138,9 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in May 2011 add something


Release of statistics by DoubleClick showed that Facebook reached one trillion page views in the month of June 2011, making it the most visited website of those tracked by DoubleClick add something


Joe Lockhart - He subsequently founded and became managing director of the communications consulting firm Glover Park Group, a position he held until June 2011, when Facebook recruited him to become its company spokesman


George Yeo - However on 1 June 2011, he stated on his Facebook page that he was "thinking hard" about the possibility of becoming a candidate in the 2011 Singapore presidential election


Tan Cheng Bock - On 4 June 2011, Tan's Facebook administrator cited that as posts on his page about the incident were running contrary to what law courts have ruled, the risk of being sued for defamation was open to both hosts of the site and people behind the posts alike, as such, " are obliged to remove posts that run contrary to what the law courts have ruled


In July 2011, German authorities began to discuss the prohibition of events organized on Facebook add something


On July 6, 2011, Facebook launched its video calling services using Skype as its technology partner add something


Ilse Aigner - In September 2011, Aigner asked all federal ministers in Germany not to use Facebook for public relations and communication


Jesse Boulerice - On September 6, 2011, Boulerice's wife Jacqueline announced his retirement via Facebook


DJ Shadow - Another song from the album, titled "Warning Call," featuring Tom Vek, was released on 7 September 2011, and was featured as a free download on the official DJ Shadow Facebook page


Tony Bruno - On September 8, 2011, Bruno announced, via his Facebook page, that the show would air for a final time, the following evening


On September 14, 2011, Facebook added the ability for users to provide a "Subscribe" button on their page, which allows users to subscribe to public postings by the user without needing to add them as a friend add something


Jackson Rathbone - The show in which he portrays Nick Green, a high school junior who's just starting a new school year as one of the country's 64 highly trained teenage operatives, premiered on October 18, 2011 on Facebook being the first "social series" ever created


Tim Tebow - The origin of the phrase is credited to fan Jared Kleinstein, who posted a picture with friends on Facebook, in which they mimicked a pose of Tebow following the Broncos' comeback overtime victory over the Dolphins on October 23, 2011


In November 2011, several Facebook users reported that their accounts were hacked and their profile pictures were replaced with pornographic images add something


On November 29, 2011, Facebook agreed to settle US Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises add something


According to the Nielsen Media Research study, released in December 2011, Facebook is the second most accessed website in the US add something


According to an interview in 2012 with Chuck Rossi, a build engineer at Facebook, Facebook compiles into a 1,5 GB binary blob which is distributed to the servers using a custom BitTorrent-based release system add something


In 2012, the beauty pageant Miss Sri Lanka Online was run exclusively using Facebook add something


Carolyn McCarthy - McCarthy replied to some comments by Rush Limbaugh in early 2012 with several angry Facebook postings about “misogyny” and about “Rush Limbaugh's crude attacks on women.


Denis Latin - On November 19th 2012, during Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza , he was reported in the Croatian media for sharing a Facebook status that said "Sometimes I am sorry that Hitler didn't accomplish some of his ideas


In conjunction, Facebook introduced a system in February 2012 to verify the identity of certain accounts add something


Nick Swardson - On February 6, 2012 Swardson announced via his Facebook page that there would not be a third season; in his post Swardson stated that "the ratings were solid but it was too expensive for the network and tough creatively," and added that he was "developing a new show where I play a ninja


As of March 2012, Facebook's usage of its user data is under close scrutiny add something


In March 2012, Facebook announced App Center, an online mobile store which sells applications that connect to Facebook add something


Kim Ji-soo - After her change in relationship status on Facebook was leaked in March 2012, Kim confirmed that she is dating Roy Kim, a Korean-Canadian 16 years her junior


Chuck Schumer - In March 2012 Schumer and Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal gained national attention after they called upon Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to investigate practices by employers to require Facebook passwords for employee applicants and workers


Chevy Chase - On March 20, 2012, Dan Akyroyd announced through his Facebook page that he is currently working with Chase on a script for a new comedy that would star the two actors


Cristiano Ronaldo - On 17 May 2012, Ronaldo and Castrol EDGE launched a live-streamed football challenge against fans through Facebook


Rafael Nadal - In June 2012, Nadal briefly overtook Federer as the most "liked" tennis player on the social networking site Facebook, before Federer re-overtook Nadal during the course of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships


Mamata Banerjee - In June 2012, she launched a Facebook page to rally and gather public support for A.P.J Abdul Kalam, her party's choice for the presidential elections


On 7 June 2012, Facebook launched its App Center to its users add something


Marc Heal - On June 8, 2012 Heal revealed a demo version of "the first new PIG track in eight years" entitled "Drugzilla " via Cubanate's Official Facebook page and providing their followers a link to his personal SoundCloud page


On July 2012, Facebook added a gay marriage icon to its timeline feature add something


Ronald Lauder - In August 2012, Lauder criticized Austrian politicians for failing to publicly denounce the leader of the third-largest political party in the country, the FPÖ, Heinz-Christian Strache, who had posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his Facebook page


Dutch Mantel - In August 2012, Mantel announced on Facebook that his 16 year old granddaughter Amelia had died in a car crash and that the driver of the other vehicle had died


On August 23, 2012, Facebook released the much anticipated update to its iOS app, version 5,0 add something


Cristiano Ronaldo - In October 2012, he became the first sportsperson to reach 50 million followers on Facebook


Mark Zuckerberg - On October 26, 2012, federal authorities arrested Ceglia, charging him with mail and wire fraud and of "tampering with, destroying and fabricating evidence in a scheme to defraud the Facebook founder of billions of dollars


Meat Loaf - According to the official Meat Loaf Facebook page, as of November 2012, work on a new album called "Brave and Crazy" has begun


In December 2012, Facebook announced that due to user confusion surrounding its function, the Subscribe button would be re-labeled as a "Follow" buttonmaking it more similar to other social networks with similar functions add something


In regards to Facebook's mobile usage, per an analyst report in early 2013, there are 192 million Android users, 147 million iPhone users, 48 million iPad users and 56 million messenger users add something


On January 15, 2013, Facebook announced their new product "Graph Search", which provides users with a precise answer rather than a link to an answer by leveraging the data already present on its site add something


On April 3, 2013, Facebook unveiled Home, a user interface layer for Android devices offering heavy integration with the service, for an initial release on April 12, 2013 add something


On April 15, 2013 Facebook teamed up the Attorneys General, announcing it's alliance with the National Association of Attorneys General to help provide teens and parents more information on tools that can help manage profiles on Facebook add something


On April 19, 2013 Facebook officially updated their logo add something


On June 12, 2013 Facebook officially announced on its newsroom that it is introducing clickable Hashtags to help its users to follow trending discussions or search what others are talking about on a particular topic add something


A July 2013 "Wall Street Journal" article identified the Facebook IPO as the cause of a change in the U.S.' national economic statistics, as the home of the company, San Mateo County, California, became the top wage-earning county in the country after the fourth quarter of 2012 add something


The functioning of a woodwork facility on the Menlo Park campus was announced at the end of August 2013 add something


The Alliance for Affordable Internet was launched in October 2013 and Facebook is part of the coalition of public and private organisations that includes Google, Intel and Microsoft add something


A Reuters report, published on December 11, 2013, stated that Standard & Poor's announced the placement of Facebook onto its S&P 500 index "after the close of trading on December 20 add something


Facebook was named the 5th best company to work for in 2014 by company-review site Glassdoor as part of its sixth annual Employees' Choice awards add something


In January 2014 two users filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that their privacy had been violated by this practice add something


The company celebrates its tenth anniversary in the week beginning February 3, 2014 add something


On February 14, 2014, Facebook added a feature that allows users to choose up to 10 different gender definitions from more than 50 options, including cisgender, and "intersex," as a progression from the previous format that only permitted "male" and "female" to be selected as a gender description add something


On March 20, 2014 Facebook announced a new open source programming language called Hack add something


In May 2014, Facebook announced a new way to ask someone out add something


In June 2014, Facebook announced to acquire mobile data plan firm Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in under-developed parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps add something


In July 2014, Facebook has announced that it has acquired San Francisco, California-based online video advertising company LiveRail add something


Shortly thereafter, on July 3, 2014, USA Today reported that the privacy watchdog group Electronic Privacy Information Center had filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade claiming that Facebook had broken the law when it conducted the study on the emotions of its users without their knowledge or consent add something


In September 2014, Facebook announced that it delivers 1 billion video views per day and that it would begin showing everyone view counts on publicly posted videos from users, Pages, and public figures add something


In October 2014, Facebook announced that users could now connect to the website through an anonymous "hidden service" using the privacy-protecting Tor browser add something


On October 1, 2014, Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, offered an apology: "In the two weeks since the real-name policy issues surfaced, we've had the chance to hear from many of you in these communities and understand the policy more clearly as you experience it add something


Internet - Alongside other American technology figures like Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook, Zuckerberg hosted visiting Chinese politician Lu Wei, known as the "Internet czar" for his influence in the enforcement of China's online policy, at Facebook's headquarters on December 8, 2014 add something


Zuckerberg fielded questions during a live Q&A session at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park on December 11, 2014 add something


On January 21 2015, Facebook is starting to turning down fake news, hoaxes, etc. as it is being spread like a wildfire on its network, according to Reuters add something


As of January 21, 2015, Facebook's algorithm is programmed to filter out false or misleading content, such as fake news stories and hoaxes, and will be supported by users who select the option to flag a story as "purposefully fake or deceitful news add something


Facebook had over 1,44 billion monthly active users as of March 2015 add something


On May 13, 2015 Facebook in association with major news portals launched a program "Instant Articles" to provide rich news experience add something


Facebook had over 1,18 billion monthly active users as of June 2015 add something


Facebook had over 1,18 billion monthly active users as of August 2015 add something


In October 2015, Zuckerberg said that instead of creating a dislike button, Facebook is testing emoji reactions as an alternative to the 'like' button add something


In Bangladesh, the government blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, Tango, Viber and many other sites and apps since November 18, 2015 add something


On December 15, 2015, Facebook announced in a press release that it would be providing a compromise to its real name policy after protests from groups such as the gay/lesbian community and abuse-victims add something


As American political strategists turn their attention to the 2016 presidential contest, they identify Facebook as an increasingly important advertising tool add something


In January 2016, Facebook Messenger hits 800 million users add something


In February 2016, TRAI ruled against differential data pricing for limited services from mobile phone operators effectively ending zero-rating platforms in India add something


On February 24, 2016, Facebook launched "'Facebook Reactions"', which allows users to respond to posts with multiple reactions in addition to "liking" it add something


On March 27, 2016, following a bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, Facebook activated its "Safety Check" feature, which allows people to let friends and loved ones know they are okay following a crisis or natural disaster, to people who were never in danger, or even close to the Pakistan explosion add something


On April 12, 2016, Zuckerberg revealed a decade-long plan for Facebook in a keynote address add something


According to the technology news web site Gizmo on May 9, 2016, Facebook curators routinely suppresses or promotes news that is deemed to meet a political agenda add something


In June 2016 Facebook announced Deep Text, a natural language processing AI which will learn user intent and context in 20 languages add something


Facebook introduced 360-degree photo to posts on June 9, 2016 add something


On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, asking for a court order to enforce an administrative summons issued to & Facebook, Inc., under Internal Revenue Code section 7602, in connection with an Internal Revenue Service examination of Facebook's year 2010 U.S. Federal income tax return add something


In September 2016, it won an Emmy for it's Visual animated short "Henry" add something


In October 2016, Facebook announced a fee based communications tool called Workplace (Workplace_by_Facebook) that aims to "connect everyone" while at work add something


In November 2016 Facebook acquired CrowdTangle, a social analytics company that tracks how content spreads online add something


On November 21, 2016 Facebook announced that it will open its new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs in the UK. New headquarters will be in Fitzrovia in central London at a site that is currently undergoing redevelopment add something


In January 2017, & Facebook launched Facebook Stories for iOS and Android in Ireland add something


On January 17, 2017, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg planning to open Station F, a startup incubator campus in Paris, France add something


In March 2017 a BBC investigation found that there were groups on Facebook dedicated to sharing and discussing child pornography add something


On April 16, 2017, a disgruntled man from Cleveland, Ohio, United States, uploaded a video of himself shooting and killing Robert Godwin, a random passer-by add something


On April 18, 2017, & Facebook announced the beta launch of Facebook Spaces at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco add something


In the aftermath of the incidents, it was announced on May 3, 2017 that Facebook would hire 3,000 extra people in the year to come to help preventing the live broadcast of harmful content add something


In August 2017, Facebook announced the opening of new a new office in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2018 add something


"International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - ICIJ." November 5, 2017 add something


In December 2017, the company announced that it would no longer route all of its revenues through its Ireland headquarters, but rather record revenue locally in each of the countries where it is generated add something


In a blog post in December 2017, the company pointed to research that has shown "passively consuming" the News Feed, as in reading but not interacting, does indeed leave users with negative feelings afterwards, whereas interacting with messages points to improvements in well-being add something


On January 11, 2018, Facebook announced that it would be changing its News Feed algorithm to prioritize what friends and family share and de-emphasize content from media companies add something


On March 17, 2018, "The New York Times" and "The Observer of London" reported on Cambridge Analytica's use of personal information acquired by an outside researcher who claimed to be collecting it for academic purposes add something


On March 23, 2018, The British High Court granted an application by the Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's London offices ending a standoff between $&Facebook (Facebook, Inc.)'s data team and the Information Commissioner over who is responsible for the forensic searching of the company's servers add something


On March 25, 2018 U.K. newspapers The Observer, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express and Sunday Telegraph contained full-page ads depicting a personal apology from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg add something


The closeness of the net effective tax costs of having & Facebook Ireland, in Ireland, or relocated back to the US, was shown when Reuters revealed that Facebook Ireland is going to move 1,5bn non-EU accounts back to the US to limit exposure to the EU Commission's May 2018 GDPR add something


On May 1, 2018, Facebook announced its plans to launch a new dating service add something


On June 7, 2018, chief privacy officer Erin Egan noted that a software bug had resulted in about 14 million Facebook users having their default sharing setting for all new posts set to "public" add something


In July 2018, Facebook was charged £500,000 by UK watchdogs for failing to respond to data erasure requests add something


On July 27, 2018, Facebook suspended the official page of pundit and political commentator Alex Jones for 30 days add something


On July 31, 2018, Facebook revealed that the company had deleted 17 accounts related to 2018 American elections for national, state and local political elections add something


In August 2018, amid controversy over its lenient handling of Infowars, Facebook ultimately banned the four most active Infowars-related pages from its platform add something


On August 22, 2018, Facebook introduced a set of tools for advertisers that will help them create and customise their advertisements before posting it on the platform add something


On September 19, 2018 Facebook announced that, for news distribution outside the United States, it would work with the U.S. funded democracy promotion organizations, International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute which are loosely affiliated with the Democratic and Republican parties add something


On September 28, 2018, it was announced that Facebook had a data breach which affected 50 million users add something


In October 2018 a Texas woman sued Facebook, claiming she had been recruited into the sex trade at the age of 15 by a man who "friended" her on the social media network add something


In January 2019, the 10 year challenge was started in which people post one photograph from 10 years ago as well as a more recent photo add something


Criticized for its role in vaccine hesitancy, Facebook announced in March 2019 that it would provide users with "authoritative information" on the topic of vaccines add something


On 22 March 2019, it was reported that Facebook admitted that millions of passwords saved on its server were in plain text format that was breached add something


As of April 2019, Facebook's board consists of the following directors; add something


In April 2019, Facebook nominated Peggy Alford to be added as a board member during the May 2019 AGM. If this happens, she will become the first African-American woman to serve in this board, and the second African-American ever to do so ever add something


Instagram - In early-April 2019, & Facebook announced that it would be pulling its apps from Windows Phone on April 30, 2019, including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram add something


In May 2, 2019 at F8, the company announced its new vision with the tagline "the future is private" add something


As of May 20, 2019, officially Facebook has not disclosed any information about this company add something


On July 3, 2019, Facebook's option to view and load pictures stopped working as people around the world complained add something


On August 13, 2019, it was revealed that Facebook had enlisted hundreds of contractors to create and obtain transcripts of the audio messages of users add something