is a social networking website which was launched on February 4,
Initially the membership was restricted to students of Harvard
University. It was subsequently expanded to other Boston area schools (Boston
College, Boston University, MIT, Tufts), Stanford, Northwestern, and all Ivy
League schools within two months. Many individual universities were added in
rapid succession over the next year. Eventually most US college and many
Canadian university students with a university (.edu) email address were
eligible to join. There was a separate network initiated for US high schools.
Since 11 September 2006, it has been made available to any email address
user who inputs a certain age range. Users can select to join one or more
participating networks, such as a high school, place of employment, or
As of July 2007, the website had the largest number of registered users among
college-focused sites with over 34 million active members worldwide (also from
In July 2007 it was
ranked between top 10–13 web sites, and was the number one site for photos in
the United States, ahead of public sites such as Flickr, with over 8.5 million
photos uploaded daily.
It is also the seventh most visited site in the United States..
The name of the site refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of the
campus community that US colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming
students, faculty, and staff.
The site is free to users and generates revenue from advertising including
banner ads and sponsored groups (in April 2006, revenue was rumored to be over
$1.5 million per week). Users
create profiles that often contain photos and lists of personal interests,
exchange private or public messages, and join groups of friends. The viewing of
detailed profile data is restricted to users from the same network or confirmed
friends. According to TechCrunch, "about 85% of students in [previously]
supported colleges have a profile [on the site]. [Of those who are signed up,]
60% log in daily. About 85% log in at least once a week, and 93% log in
at least once a month." According to Chris Hughes, spokesman for Facebook,
"People spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook."
In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor, a New Jersey-based limited
liability company specialising in research concerning the college student
market, Facebook was named as the second most "in" thing among undergraduates,
tied with beer and sex and losing only to the iPod.
Origins and expansion
Mark Zuckerberg founded "The Facebook" in February 2004, while attending
Harvard University, with support from Andrew McCollum and Eduardo Saverin. By
the end of the month, more than half of the undergraduate population at Harvard
were registered on the service. At that time, Zuckerberg was joined by Dustin
Moskovitz for site promotion and Facebook expanded to MIT, Boston University,
and Boston College. This expansion continued in April of 2004 when it expanded
to the rest of Ivy League and a few other schools. The following month,
Zuckerberg, McCollum, Hughes, and Moskovitz moved to Palo Alto, California, to
continue work on Facebook's development with additional help from Adam D'Angelo
and Sean Parker. In September, Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler
Winklevoss, the owners of the social networking website ConnectU, filed a
lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that Zuckerberg had illegally used source
code intended for a website they asked him to build for them.
Also at that time, Facebook received approximately $500,000 from PayPal
co-founder Peter Thiel in an angel round. By December, Facebook's user base had
exceeded one million.
In May 2005, Facebook raised $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel
Partners. On August 23, 2005,
Aboutface Corporation sold the domain name facebook.com to Facebook for
$200,000. The website moved to this new domain name and dropped "the" from its
name. As a part of the move, the site was overhauled to make profile pages more
user-friendly, according to Zuckerberg. Afterwards, McCollum and Hughes returned
to Harvard, although Hughes remained the site's spokesperson and McCollum
remained on as a consultant and doing staff work during the summer. Then, on
September 2, 2005, Zuckerberg launched the high school iteration of Facebook,
calling it the next logical thing to do. At first, it was a completely separate
entity to which users needed to be invited to join. However, in just fifteen
days, most high school networks did not require a password to join. By October,
Facebook's expansion had trickled down to most small universities and junior
colleges in the United States, Canada, and the UK, in addition to having
expanded to twenty-one universities in the United Kingdom, the entire Instituto
Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) system in Mexico, the
entire University of Puerto Rico network in Puerto Rico, and the whole
University of the Virgin Islands network in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On December
11, 2005, universities in Australia and New Zealand were added to the Facebook
network, bringing its size to more than 2,000 colleges and more than 25,000 high
schools throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom,
Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, more than 11,000,000 users worldwide.
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On February 27, 2006, Facebook began allowing college students to add high
school students as friends due to requests from users.
About a month later, on March 28, 2006, BusinessWeek reported that a potential
acquisition of the site was under negotiation. Facebook reportedly declined an
offer of $750 million, and it was rumored that the asking price was as high as
$2 billion. In April, Peter
Thiel, Greylock Partners, and Meritech Capital Partners invested an additional
$25 million in the site. In
May, Facebook's network extended into India, at Indian Institutes of Technology
(IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The following month Facebook
threatened to seek costs of up to $100,000 from Quizsender.com for copyright
infringement for allegedly copying the "look and feel" of Facebook.
On July 25, new services were offered in the site that would potentially produce
additional revenue. A promotion was arranged between Facebook and iTunes, in
which members of the Apple Students group would receive a free 25 song sampler
each week until September 30 in various music genres. The promotion's purpose
was to make students more familiar with and enthusiastic about each service as
fall classes approached.
In the early half of August, Facebook added universities in Germany and high
schools in Israel, (Haifa, Jerusalem, and Qiryat Gat) to its network. On the
22nd of that month, Facebook introduced Facebook Notes, a blogging feature with
tagging, embedded images, and other features, also allowing the importation of
blogs from Xanga, LiveJournal, Blogger, and other blogging services. This newly
added feature also included the common blog feature of allowing readers to
comment on users' entries. On September 11, 2006, Facebook became open to all
users of the Internet, prompting protest from its existing user base.
Two weeks later, Facebook opened registration to anyone with a valid e-mail
address (see below).
|Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
On May 10, 2007 Facebook announced a plan to add free classified
advertisements to its website, making it a competitor with established online
companies such as Craigslist. This
feature, known as Facebook Marketplace, went live on May 14, 2007. On May 14,
2007, Facebook launched an API that allows the development of applications to be
used on the site, known as Facebook Platform.
In June, the partnership begun the previous year between iTunes and Facebook
continued, with the download service again offering free music samplers through
the Apple Students group. In July, Facebook announced its first acquisition,
purchasing Parakey, Inc. from Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt. In August, the company
was featured in a Newsweek cover story by Steven Levy in the magazine's annual
The Wall is a space on each user's profile page that allows friends to post
messages for the user to see. One user's wall is visible to anyone with the
ability to see their full profile, and different users' wall posts show up in an
individual's News Feed. Many users use their friend's walls for leaving short,
temporal notes. More private discourse is saved for Messages, which are sent to
a person's Inbox, and are visible only to the sender and recipient(s) of the
Message, much like email.
In July 2007, Facebook allowed users to post attachments to the wall
, whereas previously the wall was
limited to textual content only.
Users have the privilege of forming groups. Groups allow users of common
interest to come together to a forum of discussion. Through a keyword search
members can find forums ranging from "I Beat George W. Bush on the SAT's" to "A
Conservative Can Still Love the Environment", and even "Freegan". A group
features its own wall, a discussion board, video, and its own image archive.
Various educational institutions have also created their own private chapter of
"universal" interest groups. The privacy and editing of each group can be
regulated by the creator. Often Administrators are elected to help host a group.
In February 2007, Facebook added a new gift feature to the website. Friends
could send "gifts" (small icons of novelty items) to each other by selecting one
from Facebook's virtual gift shop and adding a message. Gifts given to a user
appear on the recipient's wall with the giver's message, unless the giver
decided to give the gift privately, in which case the giver's name and message
is not displayed to other users. Additionally, all gifts (including private
gifts) received by a user are displayed in the recipient's "gift box" (right
above their wall on their profile), marked with either the first name of the
user (for public gifts) or the word "Private." An "Anonymous" option is also
available, by which anyone with profile access can see the gift, but only the
recipient will see the message. No one will see the giver's name, and the gift
will go in the recipient's gift box but not the wall.
Some Facebook users are given one free gift to give; each additional gift
given by a user costs US$1.00. The initial selection of gifts was Valentine's
Day themed, and 50% of the proceeds received through February 2007 were donated
to the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. After the month of February, the
proceeds were no longer donated. Soon after, Facebook began making one new gift
available each day, most of which had a limited supply or were available for a
limited time. The daily new gift is advertised on every user's home page.
With the advent of Applications came a way to subvert the required US$1.00
payment; however, the gifts in the "Free Gifts" application, created by Zachary
Allia, are not the same as the
official gifts, as they are displayed in a different manner.
In May 2007, Facebook introduced the Facebook Marketplace allowing users to
post free classified ads within the following categories: For Sale, Housing,
Jobs, and Other. Ads can be posted in either available or wanted format.
The market place is available for all Facebook users and is currently free.
Facebook includes a "poke" feature which allows one user to send a "poke" to
another. In principle this is intended to serve as a "nudge" to attract the
attention of the other user. However while many Facebook users, as intended, use
the feature to attract attention or say hello,
some users construe it as a sexual advance.
This interpretation of the feature inspired a popular Facebook group entitled
"Enough with the Poking, Lets Just Have Sex," which, as of June 2007, has more
than 200,000 members.
There are several new applications such as "X Me" and "SuperPoke!", that
allow users to do more than just poke other users. They can do various things
using these applications such as hug, pinch, bite, kiss, tickle, or trip.
The "status" feature allows users to inform their friends and the Facebook
community of their current whereabouts and actions. Facebook prompts the status
update with "(User name) is..." and Facebook users fill in the rest. Status
updates are noted in the "Recently updated" section of a users' friend list.
After the Virginia Tech massacre, one Virginia Tech Facebook member updated her
status to let friends and family know she was safe.
On May 25, 2007, Facebook launched the Facebook Platform which provides a
framework for developers (anyone) to create applications that interact with core
Among the most popular applications are Top Friends, which allows users to
select and display their favorite friends; Graffiti, which gives users a visual
version of Facebook's wall; and iLike, a social music discovery service that
features concert information and music trivia games. Third-party websites such
as Appaholic, which provides application metrics, and blogs such as AppRate,
Inside Facebook and Face Reviews have sprung up in response to the clamor for
Facebook applications. Even games such as Chess are available.
On July 10, 2007 Bay Partners announced appfactory, a venture capital seed
program dedicated solely to Facebook applications.
Dozens of new applications are appearing daily, with over 2200 as of July 30.
Some of these are reasonably straightforward, easy to use and cause few
operational problems. Others are more ambitious, in scope, consequence and
operation, and lead to various problems not properly foreseen by the
In different software evolution environments such applications products and
products would not be set loose on the market without more extensive testing,
but Facebook apparently allows applications to go public without such testing.
There are inbuilt methods of speedy communication between the users of each
application and its programmers and maintainers, though. Facebook offers no
guarantee that these applications will work properly.
Facebook Markup Language
Facebook Markup Language is a subset of HTML. It allows Facebook application
writers to customise the "look and feel" of their applications, to a limited
In 2006, with the sale of social networking site MySpace to NewsCorp, rumours
surfaced about the possible sale of Facebook to a larger media company.
Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, has said that he does not want to sell the
company and denies rumours to the contrary.
He has already rejected outright offers in the range of $975 million, and it is
not clear who might be willing to pay a higher premium for the site. Steve
Rosenbush, a technology business analyst, suspects Viacom.
In September 2006, serious talks between Facebook and Yahoo! took place for
the acquisition of the social network, with prices reaching as high as $1
billion. In October, after Google
purchased video-sharing site YouTube, rumors circulated that Google had offered
$2.3 billion to outbid Yahoo!
Peter Thiel, a board member of Facebook, indicated that Facebook's internal
valuation is around $8 billion based on their projected revenues of $1 billion
by 2015, comparable to that of Viacom's MTV brand
and based on shared target demographic audience.
Use in investigations
The information students provide on Facebook has been used in investigations
specify that "the website is available for your personal, non-commercial use
only", misleading some to believe that college administrators and police may not
use the site for conducting investigations. However, there are settings on
Facebook that allow a user to make his/her profile private (only people the user
approves may see his/her profile).
Alcohol policy violations
There have been incidents where colleges and universities use Facebook to
investigate underage drinking and violations of dry campus policies or discover
them while investigating other incidents. For example, several Residence
Community Advisors at Northern Kentucky University lost their jobs when pictures
were discovered of them having casual drinks in a residence hall one night
towards the end of semester.
Many high schools have also begun to use Facebook to crack down on underage
drinking and other illegal activities.
In response to the monitoring, some students have begun to submit "red
herring" party listings.
In one case at The George Washington University, shown at CakeParty.org,
students advertised their party and were raided by campus police. The police
found only cake, no alcohol, and later claimed the break up had been triggered
by a noise complaint.
- The United States Secret Service met with a University of Oklahoma freshman
in March 2005 after he posted a joke about assassinating President Bush.
However, this investigation began after a fellow University of Oklahoma student
alerted the Secret Service to the threat and did not stem from federal
monitoring of the site as some suggested.
- During student government elections held in October 2005, results at the
University of Missouri and the University of Pennsylvania were delayed due to
early campaigning violations on Facebook.
- At the University of Mississippi, a group of students were brought before
the University's Judicial Board in April 2005 and forced to remove a Facebook
group that professed their love for a professor (Dr. Anne Quinney) in a sexually
- One Miami University student was arrested after he set a composite sketch of
a rape suspect as his profile picture.
- Others have been punished for rushing the football field at Penn State (Many
"I rushed the field" groups were created after the Nittany Lion football team
defeated Ohio State in October 2005, and State College Police and Pennsylvania
State Police used the groups to arrest those who they believed rushed the field
in violation of school policy),
- A Duquesne University student was punished for hate speech against
- Four Syracuse University students were reprimanded for harassing an
instructor in a Facebook group. The creator of the group was expelled from the
school. On the other
hand, University of Louisville students who had created a Facebook group to
complain about a professor's teaching shortcomings helped lead to the dismissal
of their targeted instructor in February 2006, and the students were not
- In February 2007, following the hit-and-run death of freshman Carlee Wines,
University of Connecticut campus police used Facebook to link the suspected
driver, Anthony P. Alvino of Lindenhurst, N.Y., to the university.
By following leads via Facebook, police learned of the connection between Alvino
and his girlfriend, Michele A. Hall, a UConn student.
Alvino was charged for the hit-and-run, while Hall was charged with helping
cover it up and hindering prosecution.
- In April 2007, just days after the Virginia Tech shooting, a student at the
SUNY College at Cobleskill was remanded into psychiatric care and suspended from
college after posting a photo of himself on his profile with a vaguely
threatening message underneath. This story became even more controversial as it
grew across the news.
- During the University of Bath’s 2007 Student Union Elections, Presidential
candidate George Pappadakis was disqualified from running due to a premature
campaign on Facebook. The subsequent decision induced heavy debate and
- It has been reported that staff at the University of Oxford have been
looking at students' Facebook pages in investigating poor behaviour. Staff have
been searching through photos in an effort to root out poor conduct from
students celebrating their exam results and graduation. The Oxford University
Student Union has urged students to restrict access to 'friends only' in an
effort to protect privacy. 
- In July 2007 The University of Kent issued a strongly worded statement
protesting that a group of students had created a hate page about a library
employee, which the site quickly withdrew.
- In November 2006, two students were expelled from the University of Texas
fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha based on racist images posted on Facebook. 
Other uses of profile information
Some employers look at Facebook profiles of prospective employees or interns.
Information posted on Facebook is potentially accessible to employers with
faculty or alumni accounts.
Information posted on the site is sometimes distributed publicly. Students
who are related to politicians or other public figures have had screenshots of
their profiles or photo albums taken and shared in an attempt to embarrass their
relatives. After profile
information was posted on Gawker and Wonkette, two popular weblogs, Facebook's
Chief Privacy Officer, Chris Kelly, sent the sites' publishers cease and desist
notices. Also, a group
calling itself Performing Politics, Inc. publicly displayed the profiles of
students at Yale who had made comments about homosexuality in an effort to show
evidence of homophobia at the school.
In Wrentham, Massachusetts State Senator Scott P. Brown (R) was invited to
speak at King Philip Regional High School to talk about his position against gay
marriage. During the speech, Brown read verbatim several posts attacking him
from a Facebook group dedicated to a pro-gay rights history teacher. Often he
included both verbatim profanity and the names of the students who wrote them.
Militant members of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in Britain have
threatened students at Oxford who support the university's proposed South Parks
laboratory saying they are legitimate targets for attack. A counter-activist
group called Pro-Test has warned students not to support the lab's construction
on Facebook as they believe ALF is monitoring the site.
After the death of a teenager under suspicious circumstances in July 2007,
the Ottawa Citizen used comments from a facebook memorial group in a slanderous
manner to create a dramatic article on the front page city section showing the
irresponsibility of the teen and his peers. The Citizen claimed that the teens
thought they were supermen and were invincible and that they had no respect for
the law. This sparked outrage amongst the users who wrote many letters to the
editor of the citizen and the citizen released an unofficial apology on the wall
of the group.
release the information that users provide (including favourite movies,
television shows, books, music, etc.) to organisations.
Schools block access
The University of New Mexico in October 2005 blocked access to Facebook from
UNM campus computers and networks, citing unsolicited e-mails and a similar site
called UNM Facebook. After a
UNM user signed into Facebook from off campus, a message from Facebook said, "We
are working with the UNM administration to lift the block and have explained
that it was instituted based on erroneous information, but they have not yet
committed to restore your access." UNM, in a message to students who tried to
access the site from the UNM network, wrote, "This site is temporarily
unavailable while UNM and the site owners work out procedural issues. The site
is in violation of UNM's Acceptable Computer Use Policy for abusing computing
resources (e.g., spamming, trademark infringement, etc.). The site forces use of
UNM credentials (e.g., NetID or email address) for non-UNM business." However,
after Facebook created an encrypted login and displayed a precautionary message
not to use university passwords for access, UNM unblocked access the following
The Columbus Dispatch reported on June 22, 2006, that Kent State
University's athletic director had planned to ban the use of Facebook by
athletes and gave them until August 1 to delete their accounts.
On July 5, 2006, the Daily Kent Stater reported that the director
reversed the decision after reviewing the privacy settings of Facebook.
Organisations blocking Facebook
Ontario government employees, MPPs, and cabinet ministers were blocked from
access to Facebook on government computers in May 2007.
When the employees tried to access Facebook, a warning message "The Internet
website that you have requested has been deemed unacceptable for use for
government business purposes". This warning appears when employees try to access
YouTube, gambling or pornographic websites.
A notable ancillary effect of social networking websites, particularly
Facebook, is the ability for participants to mourn publicly for a deceased
individual. On Facebook, students often leave messages of sadness, grief, or
hope on the individual's page, transforming it into a sort of public book of
condolences. This particular phenomenon has been documented at a number of
Previously, Facebook had stated that its official policy on the matter was to
remove the profile of the deceased one month after he or she has died,
preventing the profile from being used for communal mourning, citing privacy
concerns. Due to user response, Facebook amended its policy. Its new policy is
to place deceased members' profiles in a "memorialisation state".
Additional usage of Facebook as a tool of remembrance is expressed in group
memberships on the site. Now that groups are community-wide and available among
all networks, many users create Facebook groups to remember not only a deceased
friend or individual, but also as a source of support in response to a great
tragedy such as 9/11 or the Virginia Tech massacre in April, 2007.
Customisation and security
Facebook is often compared to MySpace but one significant difference between
the two sites is the level of customisation. MySpace allows users to decorate
their profiles using HTML and CSS while Facebook only allows plain text.
However, a number of users have tweaked their profiles by using "hacks." On
February 24, 2006, a pair of users exploited a cross-site scripting (XSS) hole
on the profile page and created a fast-spreading worm, loading a custom CSS file
on infected profiles that made them look like MySpace profiles.
Incidentally, both users are now employed by Facebook. On April 19, 2006, a user
was able to embed an iframe into his profile and load a custom off-site page
featuring a streaming video and a flash game from Drawball. He has since
been banned from Facebook. On
his profile which imported his custom CSS.
In each case, Facebook quickly patched the holes, typically within hours of
their discovery. In July, 2007, a user discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS)
was used to import custom CSS and demonstrate how the platform could be used to
violate privacy rules or create a worm.
This hole took Facebook two and a half weeks to fix.
Lawsuit from Connectu.com
Founder of Facebook.com, Mark Zuckerberg, has been accused of illegally using
both the concept and source code from competing site Connectu.com. In November
2003, ConnectU engaged Mark Zuckerberg, then a sophomore at Harvard, to complete
the computer programming for their website. Upon joining the ConnectU team,
Zuckerberg was given full access to the website source code. Allegedly,
Zuckerberg intentionally hampered the development of ConnectU while using code
originally intended for ConnectU in the development of Facebook.
Since its original filing in Massachusetts the lawsuit was dismissed without
prejudice due to technicality on March 28, 2007, but was never ruled on. It was
refiled soon thereafter in U.S. District Court in Boston, and a preliminary
hearing was scheduled for July 25, 2007.
Facebook asked the district court to dismiss the case. The attorneys
representing Facebook referred to the allegations as "broad brush", "false" and
that they are unsubstantiated with evidence.
There have been some concerns expressed regarding the use of Facebook as a
means of surveillance and data mining. Theories have been written about the
possible misuse of Facebook
and privacy proponents have criticised the site's current privacy agreement.
According to the policy, "We may use information about you that we collect
from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources
such as blogs, instant messaging services and other users of Facebook, to
supplement your profile." However, some features—such as AIM away-message
harvesting and campus newspaper monitoring—have been dropped and Facebook has
since responded to the concerns. Facebook has assured worried users the next
denied any data mining is being done "for the CIA or any other group."
However, the possibility of data mining by private individuals unaffiliated with
Facebook remains open, as evidenced by the fact that two MIT students were able
to download, using an automated script, over 70,000 Facebook profiles from four
schools (MIT, NYU, the University of Oklahoma, and Harvard) as part of a
research project on Facebook privacy published on December 14th, 2005.
Another clause that some users are critical of reserves the right to sell
users' data to private companies, stating "We may share your information with
third parties, including responsible companies with which we have a
relationship." This concern has also been addressed by spokesman Chris
Hughes who said "Simply put, we have never provided our users' information to
third party companies, nor do we intend to."
It is unclear if Facebook plans to remove that clause as well.
Recently serious privacy concerns have been raised over the security of 3rd
party applications that users may install on Facebook (for example vampires,
super poke etc).
Third party applications have access to almost all user
information and "Facebook does not screen or approve Platform Developers and
cannot control how such Platform Developers use any personal information."
Facebook staff have the authority to view profiles in the event that the
person is suspected of violating the site's terms of service.
In August 2007 the code used to dynamically generate Facebook's home and
search page as visitors browse the site was accidentally made public, according
to leading internet news sites
configuration problem on a Facebook server caused the PHP code to be displayed
instead of the web page the code should have created, raising concerns about how
secure private data on the site was. A visitor to the site copied, published and
later removed the code from his web forum, claiming he had been served legal
notice by Facebook.
Facebook's response was quoted by the site that broke the story
"A small fraction of the code that displays Facebook web pages was exposed to a
small number of users due to a single misconfigured web server that was fixed
immediately. It was not a security breach and did not compromise user data in
any way. Because the code that was released only powers the Facebook user
interface, it offers no useful insight into the inner workings of Facebook. The
reprinting of this code violates several laws and we ask that people not
distribute it further."
Facebook has also faced criticism for not allowing users to permanently
terminate their accounts. The website only gives users the option of
"deactivating." However, once an account has been deactivated, all the personal
information of users remain on Facebook's servers in case in the future they
wish to reactivate. The website provides no means for users to permanently
delete their account. A student from the University of British Columbia pursued
the issue with Facebook. A Facebook representative responded by asking the
student to "clear his account" before the termination process could
begin. This included "415 wall posts, 126 friends, and 38 groups." The
student subsequently gave up on terminating his account permanently as the
process of deleting every wall post, friend and group on his profile would
require 1158 mouse clicks.
Facebook clones throughout the world include German StudiVZ, Dutch Hyves,
China Xiaonei, Russia VKontakte and Australian StudentFace. All these sites
share Facebook's success in their corresponding countries to a certain extent,
according to Alexa.
(Approximate numbers as of July 2007).
- Active users: 34 million
- RAM in memcache servers: 2 TB
- Search index size: 200GB
- Largest network: London, UK 959,587
- Traffic rank: 10th
- Photos: 1.7 billion
On March 2, 2007, a poll conducted by eMarketer.com of American youths in the
United States discovered Facebook was the most viewed site among all respondents
with more females aged 17-25 (69%) visiting the site than males (56%).