Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people's real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.
Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook while he was a student at Harvard University. Initially, the membership was limited to Harvard students only, but was then expanded to other colleges in the Ivy League, then to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 100 million active users worldwide.
- More than 400,000 developers and entrepreneurs.
- Over 24,000 applications have been built on the Facebook platform.
- 140 new applications are added per day.
Sector: Social Networking