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Case study facebook!!!

How much memebers does it has?


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
To see more enter here: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

What can you do in FACEBOOK?


You can create your personal homepage
look for people around the world and add them as friends
You can suggest your friends more friends or pages
Change and update your status in your homepage
Leave comments and send personal messages
Share links, videos, photos with your friends
You can create group of friends

How does it started and its creator:


Marck Zuckerberg was the principal creator of Facebook, even do some of his college friends helped him too.
They started Facebook in February of 2004, because thay wanted to have a social web in wich all of the college students and teachers can communicate easier, but then it grows and grows and grows till nowadays is a very famous page, and Marck is one of the recheast person in the entire world with a very young age when he stared all this, he was between 17 - 20 years old.  Nowadays he  is the person of the year by the Time magazine!, what a luck!
If you want to know more about it i recomend you to watch a movie call Social Network that is about Facebook and its creation.


How much has it grown?


Within a month, TheFacebook grew in popularity, prompting its founders to include students from other well-respected universities. It didn't take long for it to become a full-fledged business that Zuckerberg decided to expand to most of the universities in the United States and Canada. It eventually opened the site to any user, rather than just college students, to expand its reach.

What things does it offer?

Facebook is a great way to meet friends and keep up on what they are doing. Once you add a friend to your Facebook friend list you will always know when they are adding things to their blog or updating their profile. Join Facebook groups to meet people like you, or browse the profiles to find new friends. Facebook's classmates and co-worker search is good for finding friends too.

·         Keep Track Of Friends: Facebook tells you when your friends are updating their profiles, adding to their blogs or have some other news on their website.

·         Photo Album: Add photos and photo albums to your Facebook profile.

·         Blog Merge: Use the blog feature to create your own simple blog or you can merge your existing blog right into Facebook's blog.

·         Excellent Search and Browse: Search and browse for people on Facebook using just about any search features.

·         No Music: You can not add music to your Facebook profile.

·         No Chatroom: I really would have thought that a site like Facebook would have a chatroom or general forum so people can get together online and just chat and say "hi". They don't. They do have an IM feature though, it's called Chat.

How does facebook makes money?

Facebook revenues reached $500 million in 2009, up from $300 million in 2008, according to Fortune editor David Kirkpatrick, who cites "well-informed sources" in his upcoming book, The Facebook Effect. Facebook expects revenues to reach $800 million in 2010.

Where did 2009's $500 million come from? Self-service ads, which appear on the right side of the screen on Facebook, accounted for about $250 million to $300 million. Also because of advertsing revence

How doest facebook interacts with other technologies?

Facebook have some links in which you can also publicate things in Twitter, search Youtube videos, MSN etc.





Benefits and problems it has caused?

The security of the username and password. Clearly, if you don’t take great care of this, and perhaps utilise a high strength password, or it gets hacked, your identity may be compromised in more than one location. Facebook also affects and makes divorces because if one of them wants to tell something it tell it be chat or inbox but the problem is that it should not be like that, also you can finish dayting, finish friendship etc.

Facebook has replaced things such as:

Printed Photos, DVDs, paying for television, cards etc

Because facebook is a knew teachnology that is a social network that can replased many things that we daily use

The impact of technology in society has been good and bad. Bad because we separate from our family, we don’t talk to much with them. Before the people and families meet together for talk and know we most of the time are or with the PC or Ipods, Iphones etc. Good because know the things don’t are so slow for came to one countrie to other one, for example before we use cards and take to many time to arrive to the other countrie and know by MSN, skype, facebook, twitter etc the things came in minutes or  seconds. And it has changed our daily lives because know the things are very diferent that before.

 

What these means is that in a future the world is going to be full of technology and that the traditional family is disappearing more faster than ever. At that moment the families, friends, relationships etc will be destroyed