Definition - 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.

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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