Social networking today has indeed made the world a small place to live in. Thanks to the internet, you can even chat with thousands of people located thousand of miles away .Talking about social networking,one of the first things that come into your mind is facebook.It has in fact taken the world by storm , and people starting from youngsters to aged people log into facebook for a great relaxing time . However nowadays other social networking sites are also catching in fast and gradually eating into the market share. They are also becoming popular among the global internet users and becoming good competitors. Facebook, unlike any other site, has come to define the social era of the Web. More than a portal, its value lies in its dynamic network of social connections and the massive amount of information shared by its users. Facebook, in many ways, is a data processor, archiving and analyzing every shred of information, from our interests, to our locations, to every article and link that we “like.” The collection of data is a potential goldmine for advertisers, keen to better understand and target consumers.
1.1Social Networking : 1.1.1 Why Social Networking?
Through social networking, people can use networks of online friends and group memberships to keep in touch with current friends, reconnect with old friends or create real– life friendships through similar interests or groups. Besides establishing important social relationships, social networking members can share their interests with other like–minded members by joining groups and forums. Some networking can also help members find a job or establish business contacts. Most social networking websites also offer additional features. In addition to blogs and forums, members can express themselves by designing their profile page to reflect their personality. The most popular extra features include music and video sections. Members can read bios of their favorite music artists from the artist's profile page as well as listen to their favorite songs and watch music videos. The video section can include everything from member-generated videos from hundreds of subjects to TV clips and movie trailers.
1.1.2 WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SOCIAL NETWORKING
The phenomenon of online social networking-made extremely popular by MySpace.com , has evolved to include more than the teenage stereotype looking to expand his/her network of online friends. People of all ages and backgrounds have discovered that they can enrich their lives through the contacts they make on a social networking website.Below are the criteria used to evaluate Social Networking websites.
The heart and soul of social networking sites are user’s personal profiles. It’s like their own Internet sanctuary, a place where they can express their thoughts and feelings, post photographs and show off their network of friends. The most popular social network websites put a strong emphasis on the user’s profile, making it easy to use yet still reflective of the user’s personality.
The Internet can be a dangerous place to post personal information. All social networks should provide the ability to set profiles to private in some way or another. Additionally they should have the ability to report and block users. NETWORKINGFOCUS: A good social network goes above and beyond just allowing users to post profiles and update pictures. Additional features should include music sections, video uploads, groups and more.
The object of a social network is to find friends and expand relationships. Top social networking websites allows members to search for other members in a safe and easy to use environment. Common search functions include search by name, city, school and email address.
Most social network sites are self-explanatory. However, in the off-chance a user needs help there needs to be some way to contact the webmaster or answers in an FAQs section. FRIENDFOCUS The growing trend for social networks is to communicate and keep in touch with people you already know. No one wants to be inundated with unsolicited spam friend requests. The best social network sites keep profiles and search options private enough that the only people that can find you are the ones actually looking for users in their own school or neighborhood networks. Even with a completely public profile, users shouldn’t be bothered with more than a couple ofunsolicited comments or messages.
You have a lot of control over who can see what information about you. You can also determine how information about you shows up in searches other members conduct on the site. Members already had access to this information. It also significantly reduces the risk of the kinds of problems with sexual predators that MySpace has famously had. Zuckerberg says. The feeds are a way to automatically alert you when friends do new things. for instance. The recent hubbub when Facebook added what it calls "news feeds" to each user's home page has died down." More than 60 percent of members return at least daily. Unlike most other social networks. Photo albums are an important part of peoples' personal profiles. though he concedes the company launched the new features clumsily. if you choose. unlike the free-for-all on MySpace. The formats for Facebook profiles are standardized. Facebook has sophisticated privacy settings. That is in stark contrast to MySpace. if you choose.
. that you can allow one album to be seen by your college mates. and it doesn't seem to have perturbed Zuckerberg much. but prevent anyone in a high school group from seeing anything. to see what friends are doing. but the control Facebook offers is so "granular." says Zuckerberg. So you can enable members of your school or work group to learn about you. send messages to others or to amplify their own profiles. "This authenticated network structure is a significant difference from other sites. check messages.2 WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT FACEBOOK?
The typical user can see less than half a percent of Facebook's total user profiles.1. where everybody can basically see everybody else if they know where to look. Now they just get it more efficiently. another only by work colleagues and bar your siblings from seeing any photos. Users are so confident that their information is sequestered from intruders that more than a third post their cell phone numbers. Zuckerberg thinks of Facebook as what he calls a "utility." to use Zuckerberg's term.
making it the largest social-networking site with an education focus. Within 24 hours. The site remains free to join.SLAYER) 23. as it was originally known. then it began to spread worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg was joined by two other fellow Harvard-students – Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes – to help him grow the site to the next level. and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over it became Facebook.graffiti and Scrabble are particularly popular. Users can now give gifts to friends.000. founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University.2.com in August 2005 after the address was purchased for $200. profiling students and staff. the radio DJ Jo Whiley. Jimmy Wales. The network was promptly extended to other Boston universities. the Ivy League and eventually all US universities. Yahoo and Google are among companies which have expressed interest in a buy-out. This month the company announced that the number of registered users had reached 30 million. post free classified advertisements and even develop their own applications . As of September 2006.PRINCELY. reaching UK universities the following month. over half of the undergraduate population had a profile. 1. the actor Orlando Bloom. The MP David Miliband. and after one month. In February 2004 Mark Zuckerberg launched "The Facebook".200 Harvard students had signed up. Only months later when it was
. the name taken from the sheets of paper distributed to freshmen. the network was extended beyond educational institutions to anyone with a registered email address. HISTORY ABOUT FACEBOOK:
Mark Zuckerberg. A keen computer programmer. (nick names: ZUCK. are among confirmed high-profile members. The site's features have continued to develop during 2007. the artist Tracey Emin and the founder of Wikipedia. with rumored figures of around $2bn (£975m) being discussed. Mark Zuckerberg has so far refused to sell. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students. Mark Zuckerberg had already developed a number of social-networking websites for fellow students. and makes a profit through advertising revenue.
which means the color he can see best is blue. Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind.00M
Revenue growth(1 yr):88."
3. the facebook was officially called Facebook and the domain facebook. "Blue is the richest color for me. Zuckerberg and Moskovitz dropped out of Harvard to pursue their dreams and run Facebook full time.200 50.officially a national student network phenomenon.000. 2.COMPANY PROFILE: 3.1 COMPANY INFORMATION:
Fiscal year end : Revenue : December 3711. "I can see all of blue. In August 2005." he told the magazine.1 THE REASON FACEBOOK IS BLUE:
“ Zuckerberg is colorblind” According to The New Yorker.40%
.00% Employees(2011): Employee growth: 3.com was purchased for a reported $200.
It s the 3 largest web company after Google and Amazon. Madrid. Tokyo. London.Austin. Facebook makes more money from advertisements than any other website. Milan. Facebook will be valued higher than Disney.Los Angeles. Sao Paulo.4 TOP COMPETITORS:
GOOGLE Inc.(goog) Microsoft Corporation (msft) Twitter . Facebook accounts for 28% of display ads seen online. NewYork. Hamburg. offices include: Atlanta.
4. Singapore. U. Hong Kong.
.Miami. Toronto. Selangor.Seattle. Auckland. WashingtonDC. California. Hyderabad.S. Dublin. International offices include: Amsterdam.Oregon.Chicago.3. Facebook was project to make over 4. Amazon and McDonalds.COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS: 4.Dallas. Sydney. Paris. Stockholm.2 billion in profit in 2011.2 KEY PEOPLE:
Chairman and CEO : Mark Zuckerberg COO : CFO: Sherly k Sandberg David A Eberman
3. Palo Alto.3 INDUSTRY INFORMATION:
Headquarter Offices: Stanford Research Park. Sector: Technology Industry : Internet Information Providers
3.Detroit.Inc. Mark Zuckerberg stands to gain over 25 billion.Prineville. Brussels.1. FACEBOOK IPO PREDICTION:
Facebook is the 4th company ever to have an IPO over 10 billion.
transactions of Facebook stock on private marketplaces value it at about $84 billion. and we have one of the largest MySQL database clusters anywhere. it will trade at a $100 billion valuation. which allow us to efficiently serve and store data. and we've built tools to keep it that way. To meet this challenge.
The engineering team developed Hip Hop for PHP .a way to transform PHP source code into highly optimized C++ code.
Today. we custom designed and built our software. Oregon. an open source caching system. TECHNOLOGY:
We store more than 100 petabytes (100 quadrillion bytes) of photos and videos. The result: a data center in Prineville. Facebook’s infrastructure team rethought every layer of the technology stack. Our development cycle is extremely fast. It is believed that if Facebook goes public next year. servers and data centers from the ground up.
4. which allow us to efficiently serve and store. We’ve built storage and serving technologies. We’ve built storage and serving technologies. HipHop offers significant performance gains when compared to traditional PHP.
Open Compute Project: To support the massive scale and rapid growth of our computing needs.2.
We store more than 100 petabytes (100 quadrillion bytes) of photos and videos.INFRASTRUCTURE: Our Scale
Facebook operates at massive scale and is globally interconnected.
. It's common to write code and have it running on the live site a few days later. such as Haystack.
Facebook is one of the largest users in the world of memcached. such as Haystack.3.
4. which yielded a significant increase in energy efficiency while significantly reducing our costs compared with traditional servers and leased data centers.
Open culture keeps everyone informed and allows people to move around and solve the problems they care about most. For eight to twelve hours.WORKING CULTURE: Hacker Culture
Facebook is defined by our hacker culture .
4. Chat. an industry initiative dedicated to increasing the pace of innovation in data center technology. are one of the most popular times for engineers to start projects they’re passionate about. But often. Hackathons. HipHop for PHP.
Our product development philosophy centers on continuous innovation in creating products that are social by design. Video.We then open-sourced our server and data center designs to help start the Open Compute Project. as well as helping reduce the environmental impact of computing infrastructure. a really good Hackathon idea will turn into an engineer’s day job. cross-functional teams to turn their ideas into reality by spending the night hacking out working prototypes.4. The Open Compute Project aims to make highly efficient scale computing technology available to everyone. engineers get together in small. The only rule of Hackathons is that the project can’t be something you work on in your dayto-day job.
. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products. which means they place people and their social interactions at the core of the product experience. We encourage people to be bold. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished” is posted on our walls. our cross-company all-night coding sessions. reminding us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission to make the world more open and connected. constantly iterating and improving.an environment that rewards creative problem solving and rapid decision-making. and tagging in comments all began as Hackathon projects and are now major elements of the site.
and associated salaries ▪ $427 million on marketing and sales ▪ $388 million on research and development ▪ $280 million on general and administrative costs ▪ $695 million on income taxes
Facebook received its first investment of US$500. At the end of the month. With the sale of social networking website MySpace to News Corp on July 19. bandwidth. with prices reaching as high as $1 billion.This was followed a year later by $12.
4.000 in June 2004 from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Facebook had a net loss of $3. Thiel. proposing an investment in return for a 5% stake in the company. in exchange for 7% of the company.In September 2007. rumors surfaced about the possible sale of Facebook to a larger media company.63 million.5 million more from Greylock Partners. and then $27.Zuckerberg had already said he did not want to sell the company.Hackamonth
After engineers have spent about a year on a team.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners. offering an estimated $300–500 million. A leaked cash flow statement showed that during the 2005 fiscal year. On July 17. they have the opportunity to switch it up and spend a “Hackamonth” working on a different team and a new set of problems. including data centers.5. In September 2006. Zuckerberg said that selling Facebook was unlikely because he wanted to keep it independent . 2007. by then a board member of Facebook.FINANCIALS:
The documentation also lists what Facebook has been spending its money on: ▪ $860 million on cost of revenue.
. serious talks between Facebook and Yahoo! Took place concerning acquisition of Facebook. Microsoft approached Facebook. people can choose to keep working on their new project or go back to their previous team. and denied rumors to the contrary. 2005. indicated that Facebook's internal valuation was around $8 billion based on their projected revenues of $1 billion by 2015.
in August 2006 Facebook signed a three year deal with Microsoft to provide and sell ads on their site in return for a revenue split. Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1. BUSINESS DEALING:
Facebook’s core service is completely free and ad-supported.
4. adding that he doesn't "think about going public . On April 2..6. much. In November 2007. Microsoft's purchase also included rights to place international ads on Facebook. However." He said he did not have a date in mind for a potential IPO.5 billion. Facebook claimed that it had turned cash flow positive for the first time. expressed interest in buying a portion of Facebook. A co-branding & content sharing agreement between the two organizations will work both ways: Facebook will feature an ABC News Election application that will port ABC stories to Facebook. Facebook acquired Malaysian contact-importing startup Octazen Solutions.. Microsoft bought preferred stock that carried special rights. Facebook announced acquisition of photo-sharing service called Divvyshot for an undisclosed amount In June 2010. an online marketplace for trading private company stock reflected a valuation of $11. On October 24. Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing invested $60 million in Facebook.6% share of Facebook for $240 million. Zuckerberg said he did. Zuckerberg was asked if he expected to remain CEO if the company went public. giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. 2010. At the All Things Digital conference in June 2010.That month. In fact. In September 2009. 2007. other companies. a startup created by the former Google employee and Gmail's first engineer Paul Buchheit who. while at Google. In August 2009. ABC News will allow users to interact with their reporters via Facebook and will retain the
. ABC News & Facebook are brand new media bosom buddies. coined the phrase "Don't be evil". In February 2010. including Google. Another deal which made news in July was Facebook’s agreement with Apple to give away 10 million free iTunes samplers to Facebook users. A deal has also been signed to provide Facebook credit cards. such as "liquidation preferences" that meant Microsoft would get paid before common stockholders if the company is sold. Facebook acquired social media real-time news aggregator FriendFeed.
These apps compile user activity over time and share summaries of that activity on Timeline. in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time. For Instagram. Previously. Inside Facebook has discovered. Open Graph lets applications create “actions” that can be published automatically to Facebook. Late last week. and investor Warren Buffett signed a promise they called the "Giving Pledge".FACEBOOK ACQUAIRE INSTAGRAM :
Facebook and Instagram have been working together for weeks on an Open Graph integration for the mobile photo sharing app.7. users who authorized Instagram to connect with their Facebook account enabled
. that action is “took a photo. Bill Gates. but even today it has not gone live for all Instagram users who have connected their accounts with Facebook. Zuckerberg. 2010. On December 9. and invited others among the wealthy to donate 50% or more of their wealth to charity.
Facebook.” We first saw evidence of an Instagram Open Graph app in mid-March. has helped Instagram roll out a Timeline application to groups of users in stages without any friction on the user side. quotes. This type of rollout is possible because Facebook is automatically updating user permissions. manifestoes… all that good stuff) for their television and web programming. we noticed a few more users who got access to the app.right to user-created content (letters. which announced today that it acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and Facebook stock.
and winning the "People's Voice Award" from the Webby Awards in 2008. With the addition of Open Graph apps that publish to boxes on user’s Timelines.
.8. This is the permission any app uses to post to a user’s Wall.However. there is a new “post on my behalf” permission seen circled below. Facebook won the Crunchie "Best Overall Startup Or Product" for the third year in a row and was recognized as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" by Lead411.the “post on my behalf” permission. in a July 2010 survey performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The Web site has won awards such as placement into the "Top 100 Classic Websites" by PC Magazine in 2007. Facebook received a score of 64 out of 100.POPULARITY:
with 60% of them logging in daily. A survey conducted by Student revealed Facebook was the most “in” thing after the iPod and tying with beer.5 million members Indonesia with 43.According to an internal September 2005 survey. Another 2005 survey said 90% of all undergraduates in the U. use either Facebook or MySpace regularly.1 million members Brazil with 37.2% never click on its ads. and a detailed questionnaire analysis by Chris Roberts revealed that 76.5 million members. approximately 85% of the students in the supported colleges had a Facebook account. India with 43.9 million members Mexico with 32.S.0 million members . In January 2012 the countries with the most Facebook users were:
United States with 152. Perhaps the most amazing statistic of all may be that Facebook is the 7th most trafficked site in the U.
. and discovered users spend approximately 20 minutes everyday on Facebook.S.
www. it already had 480 million users. As of March 2011.5. and listen to music. send photos. keep diaries.com
Orkut an online community designed to make your social life more active and stimulating.com/
Qzone customized to the individual member’s taste.2. it is a social networking website. 150 million Qzone users update their accounts at least once a month. It permits users to write bogs.orkut. which created by Tencent in 2005.1.qq. QZone
http://qzone.MAJOR COMPETIORS OF FACEBOOK: 5. This makes Qzone one of the most active communities in the whole industry. Orkut’s social network can help you maintain existing relationships with pictures and messages that establish new ones by reaching out to people you have never met before.
The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity.
Odnoklassniki is a social network service for classmates and old friends’ reunion popular in Russia and other former Soviet Republics. frequent messages.5. known as “tweets”.5. Odnoklassniki
www. with over 300 million users as of 2011.3.com
Twitter is an online social networking service and micro blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters.
. It is a service for friends.4. generating over 300 million tweets and handling over 1.Twitter
www.linkedin. Albert Popkov created it in March 2006.odnoklassniki. and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick.6 billion queries per day.twitter. family.
Portuguese. Orkut. Spanish. Turkish and Japanese. As a conclusion. A typical Facebook profile consists of a number of different features like. Twitter.LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Chat Credits Friends Facebook live Like Message News feed Notification Phone Poke Smart phones
. Italian. German. The site is available in English. French. Qzone. Facebook is king of all social networking site !!
6. Odnoklassniki and LinkedIn are popular social network sites on web but it is obvious fact that Facebook has overtaken its competitors. LinkedIn reports more than 135 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. As of 3 November 2011. FEATURES ABOUT FACEBOOK: 6. Romanian. Russian. so have its profile pages – new fields have been added and users can share more information than before.1Facebook Profiles
As Facebook has evolved.
6. essentially enabling anyone to join a group based on where they live. Status Friends Friends in Other Networks Notes Groups Most of the sections are self-explanatory but some are specific to Facebook.
Walls Questions Voice calling Events Notes Places Photos videosInformation. Facebook announced it would create geographic groups.0 00 different groups.
.The 10 million members today function in over 40.2 UPCOMINGS:
Then in September.
3. How you display it. LATEST APPLICATION : Timeline:Introduced:September 2011. and Who can see it. discover content such as music and movies.The timeline lets you control:
What you show. and see a complete view of your life.
. 8M million pages were shifted to timeline in first week of relies.6. Timeline lets you express yourself in new ways. Timeline gives you explicit control over how things appear so you can choose the moments you want to share.Timeline is the way to tell the story of your life on
Sponsored Stories enable marketers to amplify the distribution of stories that people have already shared with their friends.
People have a better experience when ads are relevant and useful.
Facebook enables advertisers to reach more than 800 million people with ads that are relevant. age. Facebook does this in an anonymous way so advertisers don’t know the individuals who see their ads. Advertisers can ask Facebook to show ads to an audience based on demographic factors such as location. For example.
Advertisers can further engage their audience by incorporating social context into their ads such as displaying when someone’s friend has liked an advertiser’s Facebook Page.6. their friends may see that in their News Feeds. the people who founded Facebook wanted it to be free for everyone.engaging andhavesocialcontext.4MARKETING IN FACEBOOK:
From the beginning. work history and the interests people have chosen to share on Facebook. gender. The
. when someone posts on Facebook that they have “checked-in” at a restaurant. Showing ads is how Facebook continues to support its growth and development.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK MOVIE (2010):
A movie called "The Social Network.FACEBOOK PROS AND CONS: 7. “gift giving” and personal data collection make Facebook a powerful advertising platform
7." based on the life of Facebook's sweatshirt-wearing cofounder. rapidly growing installed user base Inherit stickiness. image/video sharing. Mark Zuckerberg. almost like having private and public profiles Huge.restaurant can purchase sponsored stories to increase the distribution of that story to the person’s friends. etc.1Facebook Pros:
Application mashup.Facebook Cons:
More difficult to navigate and update Requires investment of time to realize sustained benefit Opt in model requires a user to allow others to connect Less immediate responses. bloat cost structure
8. find people. hits theaters on October 1. the film is
. Most people can quickly grasp the value of connecting with friends. third party applications. instant messaging. family and established contacts.2. email.Truly biographical or not. make connections. who has the most connections “True Friends” feature increases your transparency to selected connections. some people report they use Facebook instead of email and IM More emphasis on deep connections with others vs. unless you stay logged on continually Overhead of mashup and “thick” applications could limit scalability.
Sponsored stories also enable marketers to promote stories to people that have liked their Facebook Page.
Case against Mark Zuckerberg:
The legal case against Facebook dates back to September 2004.ISSUSES ABOUT FACEBOOK: 9. after all. Ben Mezrich (book)
9. is used by a half-billion people around the world. when Divya Narendra. but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea.sure to thrust the 26-year-old Zuckerberg further into the spotlight.1. and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Aaron Sorkin (screenplay). making him a household name if he's not already. and the brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. His site. who founded the social-networking site
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook.
Since the record (case file) is not here.2. During the hearing. Mr Zuckerberg had worked as a computer programmer for them when they were all at Harvard before Facebook was created. who is
. representing Facebook India. Yahoo and Youtube. The case was dismissed due to a technicality in March 2007. The court was hearing a private complaint filed by a journalist Vinay Rai against these firms for allegedly web-casting objectionable contents." said Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sudesh Kumar. Google. The summons were issues to the sites including Facebook.THE DELHI COURT ISSUSE:
A Delhi court has issued summons to various foreign-based social networking sites." the magistrate said. The court passed the order after advocate Shashi Tripathi. senior counsel Siddharth Lutra. Luthra said.. we are seeking adjournment for today only". It asked the Ministry of External Affairs to get the summons served on these companies.ConnectU. including Facebook and Google. The court direction came after the counsel appearing for Facebook India said over ten out of 21 companies named as accused in the case were foreign-based and that the court would have to issue process to serve the summons on them.
9. to face criminal charges for allegedly hosting objectionable contents and directed them to appear before it on March 13.. 2011. Microsoft. The court listed the matter for further hearing on March 13 and directed the accused to appear in person before it on the next date. No order has been passed by the High Court during yesterday's proceedings. "Let the process (to serve the summons) on (foreign-based) accused be sent through the MEA as per the process. accused Mr Zuckerberg of copying their ideas and coding. appearing for the complainant. told the magistrate that he would file a fresh list of the addresses of the various foreign-based sites for the serving of the summons through the MEA. "The accused are allowed exemption for today only but are directed to appear in person on the next date of hearing without fail. saying the matter was pending before the Delhi High Court and the case file was also in the High Court. sought adjournment for the day. He said that one of the accused. "The matter is listed in the High Court for January 16.
pamphlets. The court. Youtube and Blogspot have been mistakenly served at their premises here. He had also noted that the material submitted by complainant contained obscene picture and derogatory articles pertaining to Prophet Mohammad. The magistrate had said. The counsel for Google India Pvt Ltd also asked the court to adjourn the matter today. He said that summons issued to accused companies Orkut. Google and Youtube from webcasting any 'anti-religious' or 'anti-social' content promoting hatred or communal disharmony. the alleged contents on these sites were obscene and might lead to "creation of obscene books. He had said that as per the records placed before the court by the complainant. The magistrate's December 23 order had come three days after another court in a civil case had restrained these sites including Facebook. 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person etc) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. The court had on December 23 last issued summons to them against which some of the accused companies had moved the High Court.chairman of the Facebook. papers which can easily be downloaded from these social networking websites affecting the minds of children and were harmful for social harmony and may lead to increase in crime against women also". which had earlier directed the Centre to take "immediate appropriate steps" in this regard. lascivious content". was told by the counsel for Ministry of Communication and Information Technology that they would file a report today itself. According to the complainant. "It appears from a bare perusal of the documents that prima facie the accused in connivance with each other and other unknown persons are selling. Jesus Christ and various Hindu gods and goddesses. is based in California in the US and the court would have to direct the MEA for serving summons on him. The summons to the foreign firms had not been served. The magistrate had summoned the accused companies for allegedly committing offences punishable under section 292 (sale of obscene books etc). publicly exhibiting and have put into circulation obscene.
. there were defamatory and obscene articles pertaining to various Indian political leaders which were being webcast by these sites.
It has been blocked intermittently in several countries including the People's Republic of China. the service will let verified users change their names to pseudonyms or nick names.3. In May 2011 emails were sent to journalists and bloggers making critical allegations about Google's privacy policies.5. in which Facebook users stated that they would quit the social network. Iran.Syria. it was banned in many countries of the world on the basis of allowed content judged as anti-Islamic and containing religious discrimination.
. Facebook has settled a lawsuit regarding claims over source code and intellectual property. Uzbekistan. and Bangladesh on different bases.
9. however it was later discovered that the anti-Google campaign. was paid for by Facebook in what CNN referred to as "a new level skullduggery" and which Daily Beast called a "clumsy smear". It was estimated that 2% of Facebook users coming from the United States would delete their accounts.Quit Facebook Day:
Quit Facebook Day was an online event which took place on May 31. and Prince. 2010 (coinciding with Memorial Day). only 33. Eminem. due to privacy concerns.000 users quit the site. conducted by PR giant Burson-Marsteller. For example.Criticism of Facebook:
Facebook has met with controversies. Instead.Facebook pulls a Twitter yet again by adding verified accounts:
Facebook will soon begin rolling out verified accounts for high-profile members with large numbers of subscribers. Pakistan. but useless for regular folks. However. which is perfect for celebrities like Lady Gaga. will not show any kind of badge like they do on Twitter and Google+. which were first reported on by TechCrunch. and the safety of user accounts has been compromised several times. It has also been banned at many workplaces to prevent employees from using it during work hours.The privacy of Facebook users has also been an issue. The new verified accounts.9. and it will give verified users the option of a pseudonym for their name.
and Top Gear. The company began its push by inviting a select group of British advertising leaders to meet Facebook's top executives at an "influencers' summit" in February 2010. while others say that it can cause increased antisocial tendencies because people are not directly communicating with each other. as long as there is access to the Internet.6. Financial Times and ABC News have used aggregated Facebook fan data to create various infographics and charts to accompany their articles. Some argue that Facebook is beneficial to one's social life because they can continuously stay in contact with their friends and relatives. Facebook allows users to continuously stay in touch with friends.1. It can also unite people with common interests and/or beliefs through groups and other pages.3. notably by person-to-
.6.6. but the claims have been questioned by other commentators.IMPACT ON FACEBOOK: 9. relatives and other acquaintances wherever they are in the world.Impact on philanthropy
The idea of facilitating interaction between individuals via a web platform connecting usergenerated profile pages has been taken beyond social networking. and has been known to reunite lost family members and friends because of the widespread reach of its network. who had not seen each other for nearly 48 years.Media impact
In April 2011. With its availability on many mobile devices. Another father-daughter reunion was between Tony Macnauton and Frances Simpson. Several news stories have suggested that using Facebook can lead to higher instances of divorce and infidelity.
9.9. Facebook has now been involved in campaigns for True Blood.2. One such reunion was between John Watson and the daughter he had been seeking for 20 years.6. American Idol. They met after Watson found her Facebook profile. Some studies have named Facebook as a source of problems in relationships.
9. Facebook launched a new portal for marketers and creative agencies to help them develop brand promotions on Facebook.Social impact
Facebook has affected the social life and activity of people in various ways. News and media outlets such as the Washington Post.
This direct person-to-person connection modeled after Facebook's social networking functionality allows Zidisha members themselves to take on many of the communication and recording tasks traditionally performed by local organizations.4. Wokai. In 2009 the US-based nonprofit Zidisha tapped into this trend to offer the first person-to-person microfinance platform to link lenders and borrowers across international borders without intermediaries. unlike Facebook. As with Facebook. Zidisha members can fund loans for as little as a dollar. Kiva raises funds for local intermediary microfinance organizations which post stories and updates on behalf of the borrowers. Lenders can contribute as little as $25 to loans of their choice.Political impact
The stage at the Facebook – Saint Anselm College debates in 2008. Kiva pioneered the application of this concept to microfinance in 2005. which the borrowers then use to develop business activities that improve their families' incomes while repaying loans to the members with interest. dramatically reducing the cost of microfinance services to the entrepreneurs. However. A feature similar to the Wall on Facebook profiles allows borrowers to dialogue directly with lenders via comments posted on their profile pages.6. Zidisha borrowers create their own profile pages through which they share photos and information about themselves and their businesses. Kiva and Wokai do not enable direct communication between their members.person charities. brands itself as a "Facebook for Farmers". The recent spread of cheap internet access in developing countries has made genuine international person-to-person philanthropy increasingly feasible. offering the first web-based service to publish individual microfinance loan profiles for funding.
. and receive their money back as borrowers repay.
9. A similar web-based microfinance funding platform that focuses on China. which allow individuals to contribute small amounts to charitable projects for other individuals. Inspired by both Facebook and eBay.
Facebook's role in the American political process was demonstrated in January 2008. support by youth of political candidates. President Nicolas Sarkozy's colleagues have agreed that it will enforce a law so that the word "Facebook" will not be allowed to be spoken on the television or on the radio. and the application measured users' responses to specific comments made by the debating candidates.
Provides a means for voters to keep up-to-date on candidates' activities. including:
Allows politicians and campaign organizers to understand the interests and demographics of their Facebook fanbases. In February 2008. to better target their voters.
Over a million people installed the Facebook application "US Politics on Facebook" in order to take part. a Facebook group called "One Million Voices Against FARC" organized an event in which hundreds of thousands of Colombians marched in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. when Facebook teamed up with ABC and Saint Anselm College to allow users to give live feedback about the "back to back" January 5 Republican and Democratic debates.com reported in 2012 that the Facebook fanbases of political candidates have relevance for the election campaign. Uriminzokkiri. An article by Michelle Sullivan of Uwire. In August 2010. better known as the FARC (from the group's Spanish name). joined Facebook. Charles Gibson moderated both debates.
. shortly before the New Hampshire primary. ABCNews. as with Wisdom for Facebook. held at the Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College. In 2011 there was a controversial ruling by French government to uphold a 1992 decree which stipulates that commercial enterprises should not be promoted on news programs. Facebook users took part in debate groups organized around specific topics. such as connecting to the candidates' Facebook Fan Pages.com illustrates how the "Facebook effect" has affected youth voting rates. and general involvement by the youth population in the 2008 election. register to vote. and message questions. This debate showed the broader community what many young students had already experienced: Facebook as a popular and powerful new way to interact and voice opinions. one of North Korea's official government Web sites and the official news agency of the country.
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On November 29. several Facebook users reported that their accounts were hacked and their profile pictures were replaced with pornographic images. 2011.000 accounts in Bangalore. the security team began expanding its efforts to reduce the risks to users' privacy. but privacy concerns remain. On November 6. Facebook's usage of its user data is under close scrutiny.In 2011. It has been reported that more than 200. citing that "safety of the users was on the top of their priority list"
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PALO ALTO. an internet marketing research company. Facebook has denied the claims. users' news feeds were spammed with pornographic.SAFTY ISSUES:
In November 2011.2 %.” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office.10. a spokesman for Facebook said "FB PAC will give our employees a way to make their voice heard in the political process by supporting candidates who share our goals of promoting the value of innovation to our economy while giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. I need to put an end to all the madness”.
9. “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. India were hacked. Facebook agreed to settle US Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises. where mark will own 28.
According to comScore.8. Facebook collects as much data from its visitors as Google and Microsoft. For more than a week. which was an ultimately failed attempt to advertise to friends of users using the knowledge of what purchases friends made. but considerably less than Yahoo! In 2010. In an email to The Hill."
9. Facebook filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form a political action committee under the name FB PAC.
Facebook is a massively successful social networking service that grew to prominence in virtually no time. It also helps in establishing our contatcts with our frinds. family and business professional.
It’s not hard to see why its features and tools are highly appealing.10. Facebook plans to go it alone. with some estimates putting the price in the billions of dollars. In the short term. It also acts as a platform for business promotions and marketing the products.
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extremely well networked in real life. Rumors of an acquisition continue to circulate. continuing to build out one of the world’s most successful social networks.
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