Website Url https://www.facebook.com/
Blog Url http://blog.facebook.com/
Feed Url https://twitter.com/facebook
Twitter Url https://twitter.com/facebook
Phone Number 650-543-4800
Company Email [email protected]
Founding Date Feb 2004 (17 years ago)
Number of Employees 5800

Mark Zuckerberg


He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook.

Facebook is an online social networking service. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to students at some American universities. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in February 2004 with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before it opened to high-school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website.

Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users, of which 9% are fake. Facebook (as of 2012) has about 180 petabytes of data per year and grows by over half a petabyte every 24 hours.