This article is about the social networking service. For the type of directory, see face book. Facebook (formerly [thefacebook]) is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to it by American universities students. History College-only service Service available to the general public Initial public offering
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Orkut XOrkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google. The service is designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil. As of March 2013, 47% of Orkut's users were from Brazil, followed by India with 16.1% and United States with 7.3%. Originally hosted in California, in August 2008 Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte. As of March 2014, Alexa traffic ranked Orkut.com 3,608th and Orkut.com.br 3,866th in the world. Features An Orkut user can also add videos to their profile from either YouTube or Google Video with the additional option of creating either restricted or unrestricted polls for polling a community of users. Themes A new feature in Orkut is Changing Themes. Other features
CausesCauses.com is the world’s largest online campaigning platform. Causes connects people who support a common cause and empowers them to take action together. Causes members have raised over $48M for nonprofits, collected 34M signatures for grassroots campaigns, and organized thousands of awareness campaigns. Since launching in 2007, Causes has helped over 186M people in 156 countries connect with their cause. Causes' stated mission is "to empower people to create change in the world through online organizing. Any user can create a campaign on Causes, whether they work for a nonprofit or are an activist, interested in a certain issue. Causes is a for-profit business. Investors include Sean Parker, Founders Fund, the Case Foundation and NEA. Causes launched in 2007 as the first social advocacy application and one of the first 10 Facebook apps. In 2012, Causes launched Causes.com and appointed Matt Mahan as CEO. Official site
How I Learned to Live Google-freeReplacing Gmail Of all Google’s offerings, Gmail was always the one I most dreaded confronting. When I told my boss that I planned to get rid of my Gmail account entirely, he laughed and said, "That will wreak havoc." Another colleague asked, "Are you sure you want to do that?" Choosing an alternative proved challenging. You see, I’m a sucker for a $0 price tag. Instead, I went for a free service that had most of the features I’ve grown used to in Gmail: Zoho Mail. At Zoho, I was able to secure the same username I had with Google, so the only change in my address was from "gmail.com" to "zoho.com." With my e-mails gone, my Google Dashboard was now as empty as possible (with a couple of exceptions—apparently it’s impossible to delete Google Webmaster accounts). The accomplishment felt good, even if it had taken over a week to achieve. I’ll admit that extracting my data from my Google account was easier than I expected. TABLE: Finding Alternatives
MyspaceMyspace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. It is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. Myspace was acquired by News Corporation in July 2005 for $580 million. From 2005 to 2008, Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world, and in June 2006 surpassed Google as the most visited website in the United States. In April 2008, Myspace was overtaken by Facebook in the number of unique worldwide visitors, and was surpassed in the number of unique U.S. visitors in May 2009, though Myspace generated $800 million in revenue during the 2008 fiscal year. Since then, the number of Myspace users has declined steadily in spite of several redesigns. As of March 2017, Myspace was ranked 3,178 by total Web traffic, and 1,650 in the United States. History 2003–2005: Beginnings The first Myspace users were eUniverse employees.
What Twitter and Facebook's 2009 Trends Tell Us About OurselvesThe Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. As the year comes to a close, several social media companies decided to take a look back and reflect on the events, people, technologies that captured our interest this year. Twitter took the first crack when it revealed the most discussed topics of 2009. Both reports are interesting and have a lot of useful information, yet nobody's really taken the time to analyze just what these trends mean. First, A Recap of Facebook and Twitter's Top Trends of 2009 Before you start reading this week's column, please make sure to take a good, long look at this year's top trends for Facebook and Twitter. First, Twitter's 2009 trending topics: Here are Facebook's top status trends: 1. The #3 trend on Facebook? As we all now know, we dodged a bullet, for H1N1 proved not to be any more deadly than most common flu variants. 2. 3. 4.
Casa CriativaEsqueça todos aqueles conhecidos conceitos sobre arquitetura funcional. Ou a ideia de que um apartamento ou casa ideal é aquele que passa logo de cara a imagem de puro aconchego. Para a dupla de arquitetos Madeline Gins, americana de 68 anos, e Arawaka, japonês, 74 anos, o canto ideal é aquele em que o morador encontra diversos obstáculos pela frente, como os lofts que projetaram para o condomínio "Reversible-Destiny", ou "Destino Reversível" em tradução livre, na cidade de Tóquio, no Japão. Fachada do condomínio colorido e nada funcional Reversible-Destiny, em Tóquio Nesses apartamentos, o anti-funcional é levado a sério: as portas são pequenas e obrigam o morador ou visitante a se curvar a cada vez que passam por elas, os pisos não são regulares, o que exige atenção de quem por ali anda a todo momento, e as tomadas e interruptores ficam estrategicamente posicionados em lugares de difícil acesso. Degraus no meio dos ambientes deixam o piso irregular
PlaxoPlaxo is an online address book and social networking service originally founded by Sean Parker, Minh Nguyen and two Stanford University engineering students, Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring. Plaxo, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a subsidiary of cable television company Comcast. History The company launched on November 12, 2002, and was funded by venture capital including funds from Sequoia Capital. Plaxo announced May 14, 2008, that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by Comcast. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Comcast completed its purchase of Plaxo on July 1, 2008. Plaxo provides automatic updating of contact information. Users and their contacts store their information in the cloud on Plaxo's servers. In May 2008, the website reported 20 million users. In March 2011, Plaxo exited social networking, ended the Plaxo Pulse social networking service, and introduced a new address book updating service. Partnerships AOL Comcast
Even on a bad day I can't help but laugh : videosOne in eight misdiagnoses their illness on the internetOne in eight people admit to misdiagnosing their illness using the internet, a new survey has revealed. The Pfizer index, which has been tracking health trends and behaviour for a decade, said women aged 25 to 35 years were most likely to admit getting it wrong using an online source. It reveals there is a growing reliance on the internet and 'Dr Google' as a source of health information, with 44pc of the population going online for this purpose. Some 14pc say that they feel it is generally beneficial. The index also looked at the role of technology in healthcare and found 22pc of people reported using a self-monitoring app, with two-thirds of us monitoring exercise followed by nutrition, calorie counting, sleep and medical use. More than one in two people who used the devices said that the app helped them to live more healthily. The report shows that only 22pc believe that Ireland has left austerity behind, but there is also evidence people think the tide is turning. Irish Independent
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