US-based social media and networking website Meta Platforms owns Facebook. All five co-founders were Harvard students and housemates when they established it in 2004. In the United States, pupils are given a Facebook directory. Since 2006, anyone over the age of 13 can join the organisation. As of 2020, comScore estimates that Facebook will have 2.8 billion monthly active users, placing it sixth globally. It was the most downloaded smartphone app after 2010.There are other dialects of english (United Kingdom), (United State), (inverted), esperannto, filipino, and finish ,turkish, Urdu, vietnamese and welsh, and Zaza.
A computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet connectivity can use facebook. Personal information can be included in a user’s profile after he or she has signed up. As long as they’ve given their permission, they can communicate the public or other people they’ve designated as friends.Users can also chat straight on Facebook Messenger. Members can join groups that share a to keep up with their facebook friends & pages activities
Following the Cambridge Analytica controversy, the company has come under fire for alleged invasions of Politics, privacy, mass spying.
Conspiracies, copyright breaches, & hate speech are all examples of fake news. According to some critics, This content is encouraged by Facebook, which inflates its user base to attract advertising.
“Facemash” was established by Zuckerberg in 2003 while he was a student at Harvard. Comparable to Hot or Not, the site displayed “pictures culledputting two from nine Houses’ online facebook pages people side by side and asking viewers to vote which is “hotter.” Face mash drew four hundred and fifhty visits and 22 thousand photo views in its 1st four hours of operation.
A few days later, Harvard administrators removed the webpage after it had been circulated to a number of campus group listservs. For his actions, Zuckerberg was expelled and accused with violations of copyright, security, and personal privacy. Ultimately, no charges were filed. Prior to an art history exam, Zuckerberg built a social study tool to help students prepare.
His students shared a webpage with a comment section for each of the art works he posted.
The term “face book” refers to a student directory that includes photographs & private data
In two thousand and three, Harvard has just aonline and off-line directories
A global Facebook has been discussed at Harvard, according to Zuckerberg in an interview with The Harvard Crimson. That it would take the University two years to get around to it is, in my opinion, absurd. I’m capable of doing it better and faster than they are.
Facemash is the subject of an opinion piece in today’s Crimson. claimed that “it is apparent that the technology required to create a centralised Website is readily available… the benefits are vast.” In January of 2004, Zuckerberg created “TheFacebook,” a new website based on this editorial. Zuckerberg and Harvard student Eduardo Saverin agreed to each give $1,000 to the site during a meeting. As of February 4, 2004, the domain name thefacebook.com was registered by Zuckerberg as “TheFacebook.”
In his dorm room at Harvard in 2005, Mark Zuckerberg, one of the co-founders of Facebook.
Cameron, Tyler, and Divya Narendra said six days after the launch of HarvardConnection.com that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had deceived them into expecting he would assist them in developing the social network.
The predominant colour of the website is blue because Zuckerberg is colorblind in the red–green range. This was discovered during a 2007 experiment. A Facebook-created “source code transformer” called HipHop for PHP is used to convert PHP to C++ for Facebook. HipHop reportedly reduced Facebook servers’ CPU usage by 50% on average.
An all-in-one Facebook app is in the works. In a 2012 interview, Facebook build engineer Chuck Rossi revealed that a unique BitTorrent-based distribution technique is used to distribute Facebook’s 1.5 GB binary blob to the servers. A typical build takes around 15 minutes, and a typical delivery to the servers takes the about fifteen minutes, says Rossi. The build & release process is completely uninterrupted.
HBase was used by Facebook to develop a distributed data storage system. Event are logged and tracked in log files using a tailing architecture. The system’s job is to collect and store all of these instances. Afterward, the data is retrieved and displayed in a user-friendly manner. AJAX behaviour is used by Facebook to respond to queries. Scribe is used to keep track of these requests (developed by Facebook).
Ptail, an in-house tool designed to aggregate data from many Scribe stores, is used to read these log files. It follows the traces that the log files leave behind to find the data it needs. Three streams of data are collected: impressions of the plug-in and feed, and actions (plugin + feed). Once this data has been disseminated, it is stored in many facilities.
Large data flow rates are handled by Puma, an input/output (IO) tool. As demand increases,Batch processing reduces the no. of times data must be read and written..As the amount of memory required to construct the hash table restricts the number of batches that may be taken, one is taken every 1.5 seconds.
After that, PHP is used to format the data in a usable fashion. The backend is written in Java. PHP scripts communicate with Java services via the Thrift message standard. Web pages are shown more quickly thanks to caching. MapReduce servers receive the data, and Hive is used to perform queries on it. As a fallback,Hive can be used to retrieve the data.
On March twenty, two thousand fourteen, facebook launched Hack, unrestricted access to the code. Prior to its official release, the new language was already being used by a significant portion of Facebook’s user base in “battle testing.”
The updates and material of each Facebook user are displayed on their individual profile page. Timeline was introduced in September of 2011 as integrating update from the user’s social media accounts in chronologicall timeline accounts , as well as photographs taken with their mobile applications. It was possible for users to add a “cover photo” to the design. Users now have more control over their personal data privacy.
To help corporations and celebrities connect with their audience, Facebook Pages were launched in 2007. It was in November that 100,000 Pages were put into operation. To make it easier for people to share their personal profile URL, Facebook introduced the “Usernames” capability in June 2009.
In February 2014, Facebook added a custom input section to the gender choice, allowing gender identity options for users to choose from. When referring to themselves on the site, users can also select whether gender-specific pronouns should be used. In May two thousand and fourteen,Requests for information are now possible on facebook. that hasn’t been shared on their accounts by other users. To inquire about a user’s location, birthplace or relationship status, another user can simply click the “Ask” button and send a message to him or her in a matter of seconds.
Every user’s homepage has a News Feed that shows profile updates, forthcoming events, and friend birthdays. Spammers and other users exploited these features to draw attention to their profiles or causes. Facebook users first criticised the News Feed for being cluttered and full of unwanted content, and for allowing third parties to easily track their personal actions . When asked about the site’s lack of privacy protections, Zuckerberg apologised. A new feature lets users pick what information to automatically share with friends.