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global online social networking service

Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, which since September 2012 has over one billion active users.


  • I think with all technology, people have an idea of how it will be used, but then it has a life of its own and people use it in all kinds of ways. In the same way with Facebook. I doubt when people first created Facebook they imagined it was going to help people in Egypt overthrow a dictator. So it does have a life of its own that we can’t predict.
  • I have one friend whose Facebook updates are exclusively complaining about Facebook.
  • I think MySpace is doomed, I give them about two more years.... I think Facebook is the next Microsoft in both the bad and the good senses. That's an amazing company that is going to do a lot of good and bad things.
    • Jimmy Wales on tech's future, Orlando Sentinel, Nov 3, 2007.
  • Facebook has now firmly established itself as a hub on the internet, making it a destination for surfers to do multiple tasks such as communications, gaming, shopping, photo-sharing and information gathering.

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