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Ever wanted to know more about the world’s largest social network known as Facebook? According to the New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 with the goal of sharing and connecting with college students online. Facebook is now a popular social platform with the mission of giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Over the past few years, Facebook has been not only used to connect with friends and family, but also to sell products, win over voters in presidential elections, and organize protest movements. Facebook revealed that at the end of March 2012, there were 901 million monthly active users on Facebook, with 80 percent of users outside the U.S. and Canada.

Socialbakers, an online service that provides social media analytics, confirmed that the top 10 countries on Facebook are as follows:

1. United States
2. India
3. Brazil
4. Indonesia
5. Mexico
6. Turkey
7. United Kingdom
8. Philippines
9. France
10. Germany

Because millions use the social networking site around the world, Facebook is available in more than 70 languages. The 8-year-old company allows users to stay connected electronically by writing on each other “walls”, posting photos, videos, statuses, notes, etc. Facebook also has “Facebook Chat” where you can instant message any of your friends who are online at that moment. The amount of friends a person can have on Facebook is infinite.

Today, most can hardly imagine going a week, let alone a day, without logging into Facebook to check their account. Mark Zuckerberg created a social networking service that forever changes the way people communicate and connect to one another.

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