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When did you first become a Facebook user? I opened a Facebook account in the beginning of my freshman year of college. I think it was around December 2004. I first heard about it from my roommate. We were intrigued by its stalking capabilities and wanted to get in touch with old friends. What are your typical activities on Facebook? I use Facebook to see what people are up to. I like to look through friends' photo albums to see where they've been and who they're with. It's also a nice way to casually message friends. I created a Facebook group for the Russian Club at Syracuse, so I just send out message blasts to the group when a meeting or event is coming up. What is the social impact of Facebook? How did it change the way you keep in touch with your friends? When Mark Zuckerberg initially launched Facebook, everyone in my age bracket wanted to be on it. The first version didn't have any of the fancy applications and tools - we could just message, poke and befriend. It was too flat. Who cares how many friends you have on Facebook, it's not like you can DO anything with them. When they started to add new features like the wall, photo albums, video capabilities, and groups, people became more interested. But then Facebook took it too far. Now I find Facebook to be a suffocating bombardment of useless applications and features. I prefer an older version of just the basics - messaging, walls, photos and groups. Now I'm getting invitations to be join Zombies and Vampires, while attending Happy Hour (online). As great as it sounds to accumulate drinks from friends on Facebook, it's not still as good as having them [offline]! The latest upgrades on Facebook seem to be geared to a younger audience, which doesn't make sense to me, since nearly 71% of its users are 25 or older. Facebook messaging is a more casual form of emailing. Private messages are quick and convenient, because they can be sent out to an entire Facebook group that is dedicated to a specific purpose. 'Wall posts' are fun and can be interactive. They allow users to not only message their friends, but are also seen by others - this creates a sense of voyeurism where people can observe/keep track of what their friends are saying.

What Facebook features you could not live without? Photo albums and tracking people's profiles. (I do it for friends and co-workers.) When I need to look someone up, I turn to Facebook to get their stats. Also, I like that it tells me when friends' birthdays are coming up, it's a great cheat sheet. What features do you wish Facebook had? I wish someone of the clickable items could take me somewhere. It seems useless to have interest listed if you cant do anything with the books/ movies you click on.

people could just go on to see what new songs their friends are listening to one click and they can purchase the songs on iTunes. but I will likely keep my account for a few years after graduating to use it as a method of staying in touch with old friends. or rent new movies on Netflix. Do you have a lot of applications installed? How about your friends? I only have a few applications installed: photos. Some of my friends go all out and install over 20 apps. With time. THE LONG TERM IMPACT Would you still use Facebook after you graduate? I probably won't use it as heavily as I do in college. My only concern is that friends can post/tag pictures of me that I can untag but they will still be on the Internet. Would you be comfortable using Facebook to connect with your co-workers? Sure.. so you feel the connection right there . current location . so it takes about 5 minutes just to scroll through their profile. phone number. not a porn site. Being an advertising major I occasionally look at them from an analytical/professional perspective. movies. PRIVACY Do you trust Facebook with your personal information? Yes. Facebook is a social networking site. I don't think that's a good idea. Netflix . or music if you saw that your friends bought them? What if you knew that they were getting commission every time you bought something?Sure.. Would you purchase books. widgets and video. I think when you untag a photo it should be deleted from the photo album. ADVERTISING / SHOPPING What do you think of Facebook advertising? Do you find Facebook ads more relevant than other online ads? I don't really pay attention to them. The newsfeed is distracting/addicting/useless. I think it's tacky and juvenile. etc.it seems like a great time to make a purchase. it may sink. But if it allows users to go to iTunes. It wouldn't bother me one bit. I find myself using Facebook less and less. As horrible/cliche as it sounds. I don't add anything to my profile that I may find compromising or controversial. I check it less frequently. How did the Facebook platform changed enhance your usage of Facebook? It didn't enhance my usage. address. I really don't care what Joe wrote on Jane's wall or which event Alison is attending next week. Where will Facebook be in 5 years? If Facebook keeps trying to stick in useless applications to attract advertisers. This one is way too cluttered. groups. What have you seen that people have shared that you found out of line? Pictures. events.anything that's stalk-worthy.What do you think of the Facebook user interface? I prefer the older version. You see your friends are into it. I've practically seen soft porn on Facebook. It's the same as any other recommendation method. I think it's a good place to sell/buy. It's a great social networking tool. If Facebook had this service setup. I find most of them are a waste of time. What sort of things would you hesitate to share? Pictures.

In this post. As always. Interview Process: First. The test is basically to test your written communication skills(you will need access to a computer/the internet during this time).Select a Facebook application and draft a mail to user giving him steps to use that application. you will receive a mail asking you to take awritten test. I find Julia's answers very interesting. As many of you already know that Facebook is starting its operations in India. Conclusion Personally. you will be automatically disqualified upon doing so. Granted she is only one user. Note: Don't copy information from web. apply (for a position you choose) online on the careers page of Facebook by submitting your resume.It has already started recruiting full time employees for its Hyd office. but she has been with it since the early days. If they include a feature like favorite stores to shop at. I'm gonna share some interview experiences and the selection procedure for Facebook. what do you think of the ones that we raised? Folks. . They could definitely expand on the possibilities.directly from their friends profiles. it will have two questions regarding Facebook's India expansion and another question will testyour knowledge of Facebook. Here is the career page of Facebook. are they in line with what the average Facebook user thinks? Do you agree with them? How would answer answer these questions? And speaking of the questions. is a smart girl and is an advertising major. it may become the new social networking search engine that people use to filter through their friends stuff when they need advice about what to buy. EX: 1 What are the advantages of Facebook's entry to India 2. If your resume gets shortlisted. where you can have a look at the job requirements and responsibilities. we'll let you draw your own conclusion. What do you think about Julia's answers.Bloomberg UTV news.

16) What sets facebook apart from other networking sites? 17) Describe your favourite feature/application. No longer would you just watch the TV commercial. Here are some questions that were asked during those rounds 1) What are you strengths and weaknesses? 2) Why Facebook? 3) How do your current job duties carry over to this position? 4) What experience do you have with platform analyst? 5) What would your current boss say if I asked him why I should hire you? 6) What is a recent project you are really proud of? 7) Why would your current boss recommend I hire you? 8) How would you change facebook? How would you change the help center? 9) What would you improve on the site? 10) Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager about an issue. Upon clearing those two rounds. Facebook actually offers that ability. No longer would it be static. You will have two rounds of telephonic interview. you will have 3-4 face-to-face interviews in some hotel. where most of the questions will be on your current work experience. There aren't that many places where an advertiser can connect with users and do so as a part of their experience and as part of the sharing. but you would interact. Try to write it as a letter/email to a user asking for your advice. They will schedule time to speak once the writing test results are confirmed. .Your test will be evaluated by linguists team and theresults will be returned within 1-2 weeks. and what did you do to overcome it? 11) Can you explain a situation where you didn't meet your goals or objectives ? 12) If your current manager has to tell about your strengths and weaknesses what would be your strengths and weaknesses? 13) Explain a situation where you faced conflict or difficult communication problems ? 14) Have you ever had a conflict with a boss / colleague /professor or with your family members? How was it resolved? 15) How would you compare Facebook advertisements to competing advertisement outlets such as Google or Yahoo? When you think about the Web. But there is not a lot of advertising on the Web which is truly interactive. the Web promised engagement.

Product Facebook. There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products Facebook Factsheet About Facebook Founded in February 2004. the product.000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform More than one million websites have integrated with Facebook Platform More than 150 million people engage with Facebook on external websites every month Two-thirds of comScore’s U. notes. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have integrated with Facebook • • • There are more than 150 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. family and coworkers. Fundamental features to the experience on Facebook are a person’s Home page and Profile. The Profile displays information about the . Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends. groups and events Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links. news stories. a personalized feed of his or her friends updates. The Home page includes News Feed. blog posts. Global Reach • More than 70 translations available on the site • • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States Over 300. groups. is made up of core site functions and applications.000 users helped translate the site through the translations application Platform • More than one million developers and entrepreneurs from more than 180 countries • • • • • Mobile Every month.) shared each month. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.S. photo albums. more than 70% of Facebook users engage with Platform applications More than 550.Statistics People on Facebook • More than 500 million active users • • • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day Average user has 130 friends People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook Activity on Facebook • There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages. events and community pages) • • • Average user is connected to 80 community pages. People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than nonmobile users. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph. etc. the digital mapping of people's realworld social connections.

5 million from Greylock Partners leading the round. Facebook has built a lightweight but powerful multi-language RPC framework that seamlessly and easily ties together infrastructure services written in any language. Videos. and has one of the largest MySQL database clusters anywhere.com/opensource. Additionally. Facebook also works with online safety experts around the world and has established a global Safety Advisory Board that it consults with on safety issues. Wall posts. Privacy. Platform Facebook Platform is a development platform that enables companies and engineers to deeply integrate with the Facebook website and gain access to millions of users through the social graph.facebook. More information can be found at <http://developers. More information can be found at http://www. Facebook is a part of millions of people’s lives all around the world providing unparalleled distribution potential for applications and the opportunity to build a business that is highly relevant to people’s lives. Marc Andreessen. Facebook has worked to provide a safe and trusted environment by.700+ Users Over 500 million active (users who have returned to the site in the last 30 days) Offices . completely distributed and entirely in-memory.individual he or she has chosen to share.com/privacy/explanation. The company is the largest user in the world of memcached. Board Members: Mark Zuckerberg. From its beginning. and Facebook provides simple and powerful tools that allow people to control what information they share and with whom they share it.7 million from Accel Partners. and Accel Partners and Peter Thiel increasing their investment in the company. Observer: Paul Madera Employees 1. Summer 2004. Round two: $12. Facebook's privacy policy is TRUSTe certified. Round three: $27. Meritech Capital Partners participating.facebook. or Status Updates.com/security. Jim Breyer.php. running on any platform. Facebook relies heavily on open source software and releases large pieces of its own software infrastructure as open source. including interests.000 from Peter Thiel.com/fbsafety and http://www. for example. Pokes. Don Graham and Peter Thiel. requiring that people use their real names. an open source caching system. people can communicate with one another through Chat. Events.com>. Technology Facebook is one of the most-trafficked sites in the world and has had to build infrastructure to support this rapid growth. See http://facebook. Funding Round one: $500. Facebook also includes core applications – Photos. Observer: David Sze. The site is largely written in PHP though the engineering team developed a way to programmatically transform PHP source code into C++ to gain performance benefits. More information can be found at http://www. personal messages. April 2005. education and work background and contact information.facebook. The company has created a custom-built search engine serving millions of queries a day. with real-time updates. Safety and Security Facebook has always focused on giving people control over their experience so they can express themselves freely while knowing that their information is being shared in the way they intend.facebook. Groups.com/engineering and http://facebook. and Pages – that let people connect and share in rich and engaging ways.

Stockholm. Calif. Washington. Madrid. New York. Austin International offices: Dublin.Headquartered in Palo Alto. U. Michigan. Tokyo. Birmingham. Dallas. Paris.S. Venice Beach. Selangor. offices: Atlanta. Toronto 2010 • August Facebook launches Places • July Facebook reaches over 500 million active users • July Facebook launches beta of Questions • February Facebook reaches over 400 million active users 2009 • December Facebook reaches over 350 million active users • September Facebook reaches over 300 million active users • August Facebook acquires FriendFeed • July Facebook reaches over 250 million active users • June Facebook launches Facebook Usernames • May Digital Sky Technologies makes a $200 million investment for preferred stock at a $10 billion valuation • April Facebook reaches over 200 million active users • February Facebook reaches over 175 million active users Facebook joins OpenID board “Like” feature added • January Facebook reaches over 150 million active users CNN Live/Facebook integration 2008 • December Facebook Connect becomes generally available . Hamburg. Calif. DC. Detroit. Sydney. London. Milan. Chicago..

• August Facebook reaches over 100 million active users • April Facebook launches Facebook Chat Facebook releases Translation application to 21 additional languages • March Facebook updates privacy controls to include Friend List privacy Facebook launches in German • February Facebook launches in Spanish and French • January Facebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News 2007 • November Facebook launches Facebook Ads • October Facebook reaches over 50 million active users Facebook launches Facebook Platform for Mobile Facebook and Microsoft expand advertising deal to cover international markets. simultaneously launched on over 20 partner sites • September . Microsoft takes a $240 million equity stake in Facebook • July Facebook acquires startup Parakey • May Facebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings Facebook hosts F8 event to launch Facebook Platform Facebook Platform launches with 65 developer partners and over 85 applications • April Facebook reaches 20 million active users Facebook updates site design and adds network portals • March Facebook reaches over 2 million active Canadian users and 1 million active UK users • February Virtual gift shop launches as a feature 2006 • December Facebook reaches more than 12 million active users • November Share feature added on Facebook.

Calif.5 million active users • October Photos is added as an application Facebook begins to add international school networks • September Facebook expands to add high school networks • August The company officially changes its name to Facebook from thefacebook. the Wall is added as a Profile feature • June Facebook moves its base of operations to Palo Alto. • March Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford. Meritech Capital Partners and others Facebook Mobile feature launches 2005 • December Facebook reaches more than 5.5 million from Greylock Partners.com • May Facebook raises $12. Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks 2004 • December Facebook reaches nearly 1 million active users • September Groups application is added.News Feed and Mini-Feed are introduced with additional privacy controls Facebook expands registration so anyone can join • August Facebook development platform launches Notes application is introduced Facebook and Microsoft form strategic relationship for banner ad syndication • May Facebook expands to add work networks • April Facebook raises $27. Columbia and Yale • February Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners. Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook from their Harvard dorm room .

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