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| private_launch = February 4, 2004
 
| private_launch = February 4, 2004
 
| public_launch = September 26, 2006
 
| public_launch = September 26, 2006
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Facebook is an {{Category|online}} {{Category|social media}} and {{Category|social network}} {{Category|service}} run by Facebook, Inc, an American for-profit company. As of December 2018 it is the most popular such service in the world by a wide margin.
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Facebook is an {{Aspect|online}} {{Aspect|social media}} and {{Aspect|social network}} {{Aspect|service}} run by Facebook, Inc, an American for-profit company. As of December 2018 it is the most popular such service in the world by a wide margin.
  
 
== Sites and Apps ==
 
== Sites and Apps ==
Facebook can be accessed with a web browser via their {{Category|website}} or {{Category|mobile site}}. The company also publishes a {{Category|desktop app}} and various {{Category|mobile app|mobile apps}}. While there are a small number of {{Category|third party app|third-party apps}}, the service is intentionally and primarily {{Category|proprietary}}, with access to a small subset of functionality via an {{Category|API}}.
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Facebook can be accessed with a web browser via their {{Aspect|website}} or {{Aspect|mobile site}}. The company also publishes a {{Aspect|desktop app}} and various {{Aspect|mobile app|mobile apps}}. While there are a small number of {{Aspect|third party app|third-party apps}}, the service is intentionally and primarily {{Aspect|proprietary}}, with access to a small subset of functionality via an {{Aspect|API}}.
  
 
== Friends ==
 
== Friends ==
  
 
== Posts and Privacy ==
 
== Posts and Privacy ==
The primary mode of interaction begins with {{Category|Registration|registered users}} writing {{Category|short form}} {{Category|plain text}} {{Category|posts}}. These posts have an associated {{Category|privacy}} setting that can be {{Category|Public Privacy|public}}, {{Category|Connection Privacy|friends only}}, or {{Category|Custom Privacy|custom}}, with optional {{Category|Blacklist Privacy|block lists}} configured by the user or per-post, with the default privacy level {{Category|Default Privacy Last|remembered from the previous post}}. Posts are visible on the user's {{Category|wall}} to anyone matching the post's privacy setting. Posts also possibly appear in other users' {{Category|Feed|news feed}} depending on those users' {{Category|Feed Filter|feed settings}} and either Facebook's proprietary {{Category|Sort Algorithm|"top stories" algorithm}} or {{Category|Sort Time|chronologically sorted}}.
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The primary mode of interaction begins with {{Aspect|Registration|registered users}} writing {{Aspect|short form}} {{Aspect|plain text}} {{Aspect|posts}}. These posts have an associated {{Aspect|privacy}} setting that can be {{Aspect|Public Privacy|public}}, {{Aspect|Connection Privacy|friends only}}, or {{Aspect|Custom Privacy|custom}}, with optional {{Aspect|Blacklist Privacy|block lists}} configured by the user or per-post, with the default privacy level {{Aspect|Default Privacy Last|remembered from the previous post}}. Posts are visible on the user's {{Aspect|wall}} to anyone matching the post's privacy setting. Posts also possibly appear in other users' {{Aspect|Feed|news feed}} depending on those users' {{Aspect|Feed Filter|feed settings}} and either Facebook's proprietary {{Aspect|Sort Algorithm|"top stories" algorithm}} or {{Aspect|Sort Time|chronologically sorted}}.
  
The above mechanics also apply when making posts that include, or are comprised solely of, one or more {{Category|Content Image|images}}, a {{Category|Content Video|video}}, or a {{Category|Content Link|link}} to content on or off Facebook.
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The above mechanics also apply when making posts that include, or are comprised solely of, one or more {{Aspect|Content Image|images}}, a {{Aspect|Content Video|video}}, or a {{Aspect|Content Link|link}} to content on or off Facebook.
  
 
== Comments and Replies ==
 
== Comments and Replies ==
Any kind of post can be {{Category|Comments|commented on}} by any user who can see the post. These comments can have {{Category|Comment Nesting Single Level|one level of replies}}.
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Any kind of post can be {{Aspect|Comments|commented on}} by any user who can see the post. These comments can have {{Aspect|Comment Nesting Single Level|one level of replies}}.
  
 
== Tagging ==
 
== Tagging ==
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== Notifications ==
 
== Notifications ==
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== Search ==
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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See [[Facebook Messenger]].
 
See [[Facebook Messenger]].
 
=== Pre-Messenger ===
 
=== Pre-Messenger ===
Prior to 2010 Facebook had long form messaging with subject lines and separate threads, similar to [[Email]], and a completely separate {{Category|Instant Messaging|chat}} function for realtime short form messaging.
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Prior to 2010 Facebook had long form messaging with subject lines and separate threads, similar to [[Email]], and a completely separate {{Aspect|Instant Messaging|chat}} function for realtime short form messaging.
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Latest revision as of 06:02, 28 December 2018

Facebook
Facebook f logo.png
Websitefacebook.com
Mobile sitem.facebook.com
Desktop AppWindows
iOS AppApp Store
Android AppPlay Store
Private launchFebruary 4, 2004
Public launchSeptember 26, 2006
Profit modelAds, User Data

Facebook is an online social media and social network service run by Facebook, Inc, an American for-profit company. As of December 2018 it is the most popular such service in the world by a wide margin.

Sites and Apps

Facebook can be accessed with a web browser via their website or mobile site. The company also publishes a desktop app and various mobile apps. While there are a small number of third-party apps, the service is intentionally and primarily proprietary, with access to a small subset of functionality via an API.

Friends

Posts and Privacy

The primary mode of interaction begins with registered users writing short form plain text posts. These posts have an associated privacy setting that can be public, friends only, or custom, with optional block lists configured by the user or per-post, with the default privacy level remembered from the previous post. Posts are visible on the user's wall to anyone matching the post's privacy setting. Posts also possibly appear in other users' news feed depending on those users' feed settings and either Facebook's proprietary "top stories" algorithm or chronologically sorted.

The above mechanics also apply when making posts that include, or are comprised solely of, one or more images, a video, or a link to content on or off Facebook.

Comments and Replies

Any kind of post can be commented on by any user who can see the post. These comments can have one level of replies.

Tagging

Photo Tagging

Notifications

Search

Notes

Long form posts with rich text formatting and inline images.

Events

Groups

Pages

Photo Albums

Organize photo posts into named albums

Games and Apps

Poke

Charity Drives

Ask friends to donate money to charity for your birthday or otherwise.

Virtual Gifts

Prior to 2010, and again in 2017 on their App Center platform, Facebook allowed users to pay $1 to send a virtual "gift" comprised of an image or animation and some text.

Messages

See Facebook Messenger.

Pre-Messenger

Prior to 2010 Facebook had long form messaging with subject lines and separate threads, similar to Email, and a completely separate chat function for realtime short form messaging.