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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.

Founder of Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg

Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

The founders initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students. Later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area and then near colleges.

The name comes from the facebook directories often given to American university students. Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, valuing the company at $104 billion, the largest valuation to date for a newly listed public company. It began selling stock to the public three months later. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements that appear onscreen.

Facebook can be accessed from a large range of devices with Internet connectivity, such as desktop computers, laptops and tablet computers, and smartphones. After registering, users can create a customized profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on. Users can add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates, share photos, videos, and links etc.

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018. Its popularity has led to prominent media coverage for the company, including significant scrutiny over privacy and the psychological effects it has on users. In recent years, the company has faced intense pressure over the amount of fake news, hate speech and depictions of violence prevalent on its services, all of which it is attempting to counteract.

          Details of facebook

Type of business     -  Public

Type of site             - Social networking service

Available in         - Multilingual (140)

Founded -  February 4, 2004; 14 years ago in Cambridge,                                      Massachusetts

Headquarters - 1 Hacker Way(aka 1601 Willow Road)

                        Menlo Park, California, U.S.

Area served     - Worldwide

founder            -   Mark Zuckerberg

Net income      - Increase US$15.934 billion (2017)

Total assets     - Increase US$84.524 billion (2017)

Employees     - 30,275 (June 30, 2018)

Subsidiaries  -Instagram, WhatsApp

Website - 

Alexa rank - Steady 3 (December 2018)

Users - Increase 2.2 billion monthly active users (January 2018)

                 Current status Active

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