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What Does Facebook Mean?

Facebook is a free social networking Web platform that promotes and facilitates interaction between friends, family and colleagues. Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and several Harvard University classmates.

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Techopedia Explains Facebook

Facebook features include:

  • Customized profile, privacy and security
  • Friend list management
  • Photo album management
  • Interactive chat
  • Fan pages
  • Classmates and coworker search engine

Facebook’s developer network facilitates advanced functionalities via applications. Facebook Connect is a login authentication service that enables cross-platform and customizeable Web interaction.

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Margaret Rouse
Senior Editor
Margaret Rouse
Senior Editor

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.