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Facebook description in the
Wikipedia, history, creation, growth, founders, users and other
- Twitter Facebook
The Twitter Facebook Page,
with 335,711 followers and in 11,584 lists, as of September
12, 2010. You can get updates from Facebook here.
- Facebook in Alexa
According to Alexa, Facebook is one of the
top ten websites in the world. Facebook.com has rank 2 in Alexa,
Google.com has rank 1, YouTube.com has rank 3.
- PEW Research Center
Older Adults and Social Media. Social networking
use among internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled, from 22% to 42%
over the past year. While social media use has grown dramatically across all age
groups, older users have been especially enthusiastic over the past year about
embracing new networking tools.
- Social Media
Read the history of Facebook's evolution from
a student website into a huge network spreading across the globe.
- Nielsen Wire
Statistics and trends in US Top Social Network
Sites 2008, 2009, 2010 Year over Year Gains. Compared to user activity on social
networking sites last year, Facebook and Twitter posted gains of 69% and 45%
respectively in the U.S.
- Facebook Company Information
Find out Facebook's mission, the history,
the statistics, the culture, and the leadership.
- Social Bakers Analytics
Find out what's happening at Facebook with
fan pages, country Facebook preferences, and analytics from Social Bakers experts.
- 72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site
The Pew Research Center's Internet and American
Life Project has been studying online adults' social networking site use since
2005, and has seen substantial growth since then. Today, 72% of online adults use
social networking sites. Although younger adults continue to be the most likely
social media users, one of the more striking stories about the social networking
population has been the growth among older internet users in recent years. Those
ages 65 and older have roughly tripled their presence on social networking sites
in the last four years, from 13% in the spring of 2009 to 43% now.
- Facebook Directory, Pages and Resources
Facebook has just
launched a new way to "Discover Facebook's Popular Pages" called Browser. It
shows icons of Pages that are popular in a user's country, but factors in which
Pages which are popular amongst their unique friend network. When the Page icons
are hovered over they display a Like Button. Browser also shows a "Friends
similar to you" leaderboard displaying with which friends you share the most
mutual Likes. It's unclear how users can navigate to the utility other than
through the URL.
Zynga is a Web 2.0-based social network game
developer located in San Francisco, California, United States. The company develops
browser-based games that work both stand-alone and as application widgets on
social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace. Zynga games include:
FarmVille, Mafia Wars, YoVille, FishVille, PetVille, Treasure Isle and Cafe World.
- OPEN COMPUTE PROJECT
In mid-2011, a small team of Facebook engineers started
tackling the big challenge of scaling the Facebook computing infrastructure in the most
efficient and economical way possible. Working out of an electronics lab in the basement
of the Palo Alto, California headquarters, the team designed the first FB data center
from the ground up. A few months later Facebook started building it in Prineville, Oregon.
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