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Facebook is the world's largest social network, with 750 million users worldwide as of July 2011.
More than any other company, it is defining what some see as the "social'' era of the Internet, inwhich connections made among people replace algorithm-driven searches. And its policies, more than any others, seem to be driving the definition of privacy in this new age.
The company, founded in2004 by a Harvard sophomore, Mark Zuckerberg, began life catering first to Harvard students and then to all high school and college students. It has since evolved into a broadly popular onlinedestination used by both teenagers and adults of all ages. In country after country, Facebook has cemented itself as the leader and often displacing other social networks.
It has also come to be seen as one ofthe new titans of the Internet, challenging even Google with a vision of a Web tied together through personal relationships and recommendations, rather than by search algorithms. In a majorexpansion, Facebook has spread itself across other Web sites by offering members the chance to "Like'' something — share it with their network — without leaving the Web page they're on.
In July 2011, hopingto give its users a more intimate, real-time way to stay in touch, the company introduced video chat in a partnership with Skype, the Internet calling service.
Facebook is also working on developingfeatures that would make the sharing of users’ favorite music, television shows and other media as much a part of its site as playing games or posting vacation photos.

Facebook is the world'slargest social network, with 750 million users worldwide as of July 2011.
More than any other company, it is defining what some see as the "social'' era of the Internet, in which connections made amongpeople replace algorithm-driven searches. And its policies, more than any others, seem to be driving the definition of privacy in this new age.
The company, founded in 2004 by a Harvard sophomore,...
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