What is Facebook?
Facebook is a social networking website intended to be an online way of connecting friends, family, and business associates together. It is the largest of the networking sites, recently eclipsing 50% of the U.S. population and having over 600 million users worldwide.
Facebook was created in 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg as a way to connect students together. It was an immediate success on campus and expanded beyond Harvard into other Ivy League schools. Within months, theFacebook became a nationwide online networking phenomenon.
Zuckerberg and his business partners left Harvard in 2005 to run theFacebook full time. In 2005, Facebook replaced theFacebook and was only available to schools, universities, organizations, and companies within English speaking countries, but has since expanded to include anyone throughout the planet.
Facebook | How it Works
In conclusion, Facebook has become an international sensation as a way for friends, families, and businesses to interact with one another because users can share news stories, video, and other files with friends. Most news and video websites have buttons that can be clicked to automatically share the story or video on a feed. The person sharing can make comments about the shared item that their Facebook friends will see.