Facebook

Jerome Lloyd Stockton

What is Facebook?

Daft question really. It's a very popular social networking site that has over 1 billion active users a month which allows users to create an online profile of themselves. It was founded in February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and has been growing ever since.

Popularity

Facebook has been growing in popularity massively ever since its launch in 2004. Currently the site is at the peak of popularity with over 1.2 billion active users in December 2013. Statistics show that in 2010 more females are users on the site.

Facebook the movie?

In 2010 a movie called The Social Network was released staring Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg and was received well by film critics.

Fun facts about Facebook

- Mark Zuckerberg only owns 28%

- Microsoft owns 1.3%

- In 2011 statistics showed that Facebook's data centers used 2% of the world's electricity (relies on coal)

- The website's primary colour is blue because Mark Zucker is red-green colourblind

- More people visited Facebook than Google for the week ending March 13, 2010.