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With respect to Facebook The Social Network film we can say that web sites are usually having films in its content and not to the contrary, that a web site be the particular content of a film. Facebook, of course, is not any Web site; Since its creation in a Harvard dorm a bit more than 6 years Mark Zuckerberg has acquired 500 million active users worldwide. Leaving behind the sins of Facebook in its beginnings this model may be the company’s fastest growth in history that begins to build a few myths like everything that is popularized rapidly to her around. 1 Facebook is used primarily by college students: when Facebook began in the spring of 2004, was only to classmates of Zuckerberg the site opened to students with the addresses of e-mail from other schools; later to be high school students in 2005 and adults begin to arrive in 2006. Although the base of Facebook still distorts the young, around two-thirds of its 134 million American members are older than 26. Outside the United States, the fastest growth of Facebook has been in middle-aged women. 2 Facebook is constantly changing to help sell advertising: Zuckerberg is constantly making changes to the features and interface of Facebook, and some of these changes have left users with less control over how the personal data that are displayed to the outside world.

In one of those cases last year, each user’s friends list was made public, the resulting protests by defenders of privacy and a small but noisy group of Facebook users forced to retire from the network this spring. 3. Users of Facebook are struggle for privacy: some say they are in that situation, but actions speak louder than words, and Facebook has continued to grow through every controversy that is created around the privacy, Facebook now claims to be the owner of the Book Word. The largest of them had place in September 2006, when Facebook introduced its news feature, which presents the latest information about each user to all their friends. Although 10% of users initially joined groups protesting this change in Facebook, News Feed quickly became the most popular on the site feature. Today, more or less defines Facebook.

4 Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from other Harvard students: Zuckerberg briefly worked for a group of older students who were building an online social network called Harvard Connection (later ConnectU), but launched his own site, originally called Thefacebook, until they could complete theirs. Older students felt betrayed and filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg, claiming that he had stolen his idea. Settled out of court demand and apparently the students had to pay $ 10 million. 5 Facebook could soon go the way of Friendster and MySpace: Friendster was created by a guy who said that part of his motivation was to help people to find dates, MySpace (which was launched in August 2003) was initially used for the same purpose. Facebook, by contrast, was conceived as a communication tool much broader that also feeds narcissism. Friendster and MySpace were never as technologically sophisticated as Facebook, nor their leaders possess a fraction of the approach of Facebook over its competitors.

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