Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook from his room at Harvard university on February 4, 2004. It was a huge success on campus and more than two thirds of the students enrolled in 2 weeks. He then decided to extend the use of Facebook to other universities, in partnership with roommate Dustin Moskovitz.
The first universities to benefit were Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell and Yale universities, and others that were near Harvard. At the beginning of the next summer, Facebook was already present in almost 45 universities in the United States and had hundreds of thousands of users. The site name is inspired by the photo albums in which photos taken from all students during the school year are gathered, and distributed at the end of the term to the students of high school.
According to the 2008 Forbes list of richest people on the planet, Mark Zuckerberg's fortune is estimated at 1.5 billion. At the age of 23 he holds the distinction of being the youngest billionaire on the planet. He was even in the list of the most influential people in the world compiled by Time magazine in 2008, at the 52nd rank. Having refused an offer from Yahoo for $ 1 billion, the company was valued at more than 15 billion before declining in 2009 to around 4 billion.
Facebook is a social networking website designed to bring people closer or nearer. In December 2008, he collected more than 140 million members around the world including almost 4 million in France, it is the 5th most visited site in the world according to Alexa Internet.
As a social network, Facebook allows its users to enter personal
information and interact with other users. Information that may be made available to the network concerning the civil status, and education interests. This information allows users to find others sharing the same interests. These can form groups and invite other people. Interactions between members include sharing documents and correspondence media.
Fever of social networks is now spreading from Bogota to Manila,from Budapest to Seoul. Customers in these countries are passionate about their American counterparts, The international audience of all the sites like Facebook, Orkut, MySpaceand Skyrock.com rose 25% in one year. In total more than 580 million people visited one of these platforms, reports the Institute of American Score.com.
Facebook has hit the fruits of its internationalization efforts. The launch versions in Spanish, German and French earlier was a success. The attendance in Europe has increased by 303%, to 35.3 million visitors and is close to the American audience.Facebook is the world's leading social networking sites with over 160 million registered users.
A person or company can sell its products or services on Facebook as this has become an excellent vehicle for promoting emerging artists and young companies that rely on"viral marketing".
The site is evolving, any user can participate in its "improvement", create a group, application .. That's the genius of the creators of Facebook, the site has virtually been limited only by the imagination of its users.
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[...] • Also a "chat" function, available since April 2008, used to signal his presence to his friends online and chat live. Facebook and competition Globally The Facebook phenomenon has taken over the world. In June 2008, the site office counted 132 million unique visitors, a boom of 153% in a year. Thus, Facebook has become the first social network in the world ahead of MySpace, where attendance has reached 117.5 million visitors, an increase of 3%. However, Facebook has yet to catch its rival in number of registered members. [...]
[...] Marketing this project was very interesting, since, being a regular user of Facebook, I realized that the majority of users had the same motivation as me. It was also interesting to consider the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that such a giant of the social world could be facing today. [...]
[...] What is Facebook? Facebook is a website of social networking which aims to bring together people familiar who are or unknown. In December 2008, it collected more than 140 million members around the world with nearly four million in France. It is the 5th most visited site in the world according to Alexa Internet . As a social network, Facebook allows its users to enter personal information and interact with other users. Information that may be made available to the network relate to the civil status , education and interests. [...]
[...] Facebook is reaping the fruits of its internationalization efforts. The launch of versions in Spanish, German and French earlier this year was a success. Its attendance in Europe has increased by 303%, to 35.3 million visitors and is close to the American audience. The Hispanic version of the site helped the audience in Latin America to jump by 1055% Chile, Venezuela, Argentina and Colombia appear to have the strongest growth in membership which is between 2197% and 246%, according to a study of the blog "Inside Facebook". [...]
[...] What is Facebook? Facebook and competition SWOT analysis What needs of Facebook does Maslow's model meet? Results of a study conducted by faberNovel Conclusion How did Facebook emerge? Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook from his Harvard room on Feb 2004.It was a dazzling success on campus and more than two thirds of the students subscribed in two weeks. He then decided to extend the use of Facebook to other universities in partnership with his roommate Dustin Moskovitz. The first universities to benefit were Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, and Yale and other universities near Harvard. [...]
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