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"I used to do Facebook but you get a little too wrapped up in that stuff. It’s more distracting than anything so I don't any more. I left it behind. I detoxed!" ~~ Emily Stone , American actress and 2012 People’s Choice Award, Favorite Movie Actress

Facebook that controversial social networking service with media, social, political and cultural implications launched in February 4, 2004,(speculative as some say February 3) and turns 10 years young today. As of December 2013, Facebook had over 1.23 billion active users, more than 945 million using mobile devices(versus 600 million mobile users a year ago). Happy Birthday Facebook! Any Google doodle this year?

In January 2014, chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, clarified: "He [Mark] always said Facebook was started not just to be a company, but to fulfill a vision of connecting the world."

Facebook Inc. began selling stock to the public and trading on the NASDAQ on May 18, 2012.

Latest Facebook, Inc., Form 8-K (current report filing) from EDGAR® Online here.

Not surprising, Facebook is not number 1 in the following 11 countries: Belarus - vk.com; China - qq.com/qzone.qq.com; Kazakhstan - vk.com / odnoklassniki.ru; Moldova - odnoklassniki.ru; Russia - vk.com / odnoklassniki.ru; Ukraine - vk.com; South Korea - qq.com/qzone.qq.com; Uzbekistan - odnoklassniki.ru; Iran - Cloob.com; Vietnam - Zing.vn; North Korea - not available.

Facebook’s major competing social media are as follows: QQ.com; vk.com, odnoklassniki.ru and Zing.vn. Other competitors are mixi in Japan and renren in China.

Based on its 2012 income of US$5 billion, Facebook joined the Fortune 500 list for the first time on the list published in May 2013, being placed at position 462, BusinessInsider.com, Carlson, Nicholas (March 5, 2010) “At Last – A Full Story of How Facebook was Founded http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3#we-can-ta...

For more information including more resources, photos, an updated timeline of Facebook milestones, acquisitions and product revisions and enhancements visit the AllThingsDigitalMarketing blog “Facebook reaches the big 010: Happy Birthday to you”

All photos courtesy of Wikimedia and screen shots taken from video and websites. All other photos will be credited as required.

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Additional resources:
♦ AllThingsDigitalMarketing blog “Facebook reaches the big 010: Happy Birthday to youhttp://myblog.allthingsdigitalmarketing.com/2014/02/facebook-reaches-big...
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/28/facebook-profile-may-expose-men...Facebook profile may expose mental illness, Fox News
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57565967-93/facebooks-earnings-its-all-... Facebook’s earnings: It’s all about mobile, CNet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook Facebook on Wikipedia
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/14/facebook-banned-suspended-what-... This is The Future of The Facebook ‘News Feed’ , Business Insider

Any photos courtesy of Wikimedia and screen shots taken from video and websites. All other photos will be credited as required.

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