This is a hugely successful social networking site that has completely taken the world by storm. Facebook enables members to chat to members and friends through private messaging, writing on their wall, or via a live chat system, as well as sharing photos with them. Developers can build social. Applications on Facebook or integrate their website with Facebook, and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users.
The membership was initially limited by founders to just Harvard students, but expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It slowly opened up to high school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. However; according to a Consumer Report survey, in May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts and 5 million of those are under 10, which violates the site’s terms of service. In Feb 2012, it had 845 million monthly users and 443 million daily users. It was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Developers can use the Platform to build applications that integrate with Facebook to reach its global network of users, as well as building personalised and social products. It is one of the biggest phenomenon’s that the internet has seen.Trade FB