On this day in the year 2004, Facebook was launched where students from Harvard University (Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskowitz, and Chris Hughes) founded Facebook TheFacebook, an American company that provides social networking services via the Internet, based in Menlo Park In California, and at that time, Harvard University students who subscribed to the service were able to post their photos and personal information, such as the clubs they joined, on Facebook, then students from other large universities such as Yale and Stanford universities were allowed to join Facebook, and in June 2004, 250,000 students from 34 universities registered on Facebook. In September of the same year, Facebook added a (wall) to the profile of one of the members, which allows a person to post information through him, and at the end of the year 2004 Facebook subscribers reached one million active users
Facebook allows its users to create a friends list, and control privacy settings, so that the user can customize the people who can see the profile information, and Facebook allows uploading photos, keeping photo albums and sharing them with friends, and supports chatting when connected to the Internet and commenting on friends’ pages or called the wall And it enables its users to create pages, groups, and various business pages; This will be a good way of marketing, and it is also possible to broadcast a live video using Facebook Live
There are several advantages that a person who uses the Facebook social networking site may have:
Communication: Facebook provides an effective means of communication between its users and a great way to exchange information of all kinds, even cultural ones, through their use of messages, posts, or even comments on the Facebook site.
Business and Money: Facebook provides a great opportunity to make publicity for those people who want to do small projects and commercial activities, but are unable to pay the costs of advertising and advertising for these projects.
Obtaining information: Where specialized studies indicate that there is a fairly large tendency for people to obtain information and news through the pages of some media on Facebook. A Facebook user can take a number of measures that will work to secure and protect his account. Better, and from these procedures the following:
Do not use your Facebook password as a password for other accounts.
Hide the password from other people, as this word should not be known by anyone except the user himself.
Doing the process of logging out from Facebook when using it on a computer.
Protect your computer from viruses by downloading specialized anti-virus programs.
Not to use any common words as a password, and make sure to use words that are difficult for others to guess and predict.
It is noteworthy that Mark Zuckerberg on October 28, 2003, established a program for a website called Facemash, and Zuckerberg was at the time a second year student at Harvard University in America, and he penetrated the Harvard security network and copied pictures of student IDs that the university used for use on his Facemash site, And he used it to compare two pictures of the students with each other, and it is noteworthy that the site was closed after several days by university officials, after which Zuckerberg faced charges of violating security, privacy and copyright; Because students’ photos were stolen and used on his site.
The network enables sharing of photos, videos and voice messages, adding events to the calendar, uploading and sharing documents, creating special interest groups, and chatting with others. It is a social network that depends on a smartphone, where all its features are available through the Android and Ios application, and it is an ad-free service, through which music and movie links can be shared. It provides a messaging program for private conversations where files, photos and voice messages can be shared with friends. Newly published opinion polls in the United States and Germany have raised doubts about the level of confidence of users in Facebook regarding privacy, as a poll conducted by “Reuters” and “Ipsos” reported that less than half of Americans trust that Facebook is in compliance with US privacy laws, while A poll published by “Bild am Sonntag”, Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper, found that 60 percent of Germans fear that Facebook and other social networks have a negative impact on democracy.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, apologized for the “breach of trust” through advertisements he had published in some major newspapers, including the “Observer”, “The New York Times”, “The Washington Post” and “The Wall Street Journal”, and said: ” We are responsible for protecting your information, and if we are not able, we do not deserve it. ”
The world’s largest social media network is under growing government scrutiny in Europe and the United States, and is trying to repair its reputation among users, advertisers, lawmakers, and investors. This comes in the wake of allegations that Cambridge Analytica illegally obtained user information to build photos of American voters that It was later used to help the election of US President Donald Trump in 2005