What is Facebook



Facebook is a social network whose objective is to connect people with people: friends, family, co-workers or people with common hobbies. It is one of the social networks with the most users, with about 2.2 billion people registered.

On Facebook, users can interact through comments, private messages, participation in groups and pages and even with live video broadcasts through Facebook Live.

History of Facebook

Facebook was born in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg,who created the project with other fellow students from Harvard University such as Andrey McCollum, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz.

The project arose with the idea of creating a new way of communicating day by day with the students of the university, although in a very short time it was opened to any user with email.

Its growth was exponential, extending to other universities and users, until it became the social network with the most users worldwide.


Facebook Features

Among the functionalities of Facebook we can highlight the following:

  • Friend Finder:Allows you to locate by name friends who are on the social network and request friendship.
  • Chat:Facebook has the Messenger application that works as a chat between users
  • Groups: Allows you to create groups where like-minded people come together who share messages, conversations, and images.
  • Pages:They are similar to groups, but usually belong to a specific company, entity or person.
  • Biography:Each user has a section where he publishes his updates and his friends can interact with him.
  • Reaction buttons:Initially there was only one like. Now you can also share a feeling.
  • Games:Facebook has numerous applications, most of which are games that can be played without leaving the platform.

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