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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

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This video is a summary of of a survey I conducted with two graduate students about their social media use.

Contributed by Laci Robinson

You can use Messenger without Facebook now

Just as the title says, you only need your phone number to use Messenger now. The big question, of course, is how Facebook is going to make money from this. Will they follow a similar system to China's equivalent of Facebook, WeChat, which takes a cut of the transactions from buying clothes or hailing a cab through the app? Or will they manage to come up with something more profitable? Whichever way Facebook chooses to reap profits, I hope it also improves the app and its services to consumers. If Facebook does, I promise not to call its actions corporate greed. Regardless, apparently old school texting really has been outdated.

Contributed by Lucy Zhang

Who is creeping on you?

Use this to see who has recently been checking your Facebook profile!

Contributed by Ryann Burnett

Looking out at the world

You hide your true self through Facebook and peer out at everyone else without them knowing.

Contributed by Madeline Johnson

Interesting idea, both in concept and practice. Getting rid of the like button would make it more difficult to manage news feeds, but would it provide a more immersive experience for users?

Contributed by Tori Griffin

The Facehawk gives you a unique look at how your life appears based on your Facebook. This interactive music video, although harmless, may make you feel surprised, amazed, or even uncomfortable. Check it out!

Contributed by Marchelle Lundquist

Interesting video about the evidence that facebook gains revenue fraudulently through "likes" of certain pages. Be careful if you have a facebook page for your business or otherwise!

Contributed by Brianna Kay Colbert

Get social with this shower curtain!

Contributed by Holly Forbes

Facebook...the cause of all our problems.

Contributed by Amanda Slater

People may think they are safe by updating or publishing their personal information in a Facebook status, but this is not true. Nothing it's true in Facebook, that's why we have to be careful, because Facebook it's like a predator looking for it's prey. It can harm you at anytime or even kill you. Facebook has eyes, it's watching everything you post. It sounds very creepy but it's real. This is not a joke, this is real. We have to be more conscience in the things we write on this page ,because in any moment it can change your life.

Contributed by Kessia Hernandez

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