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Facebook[3] F8 is an annual conference organized by Facebook. It was first held in 2007 with the introduction of the social graph[2] concept. Over the years, it has seen the launch of several key features and platform developments. Notable introductions include the Facebook Like button[1] feature in 2010 and the Timeline profile redesign in 2011. In 2014, Facebook emphasized its aim to become a cross-platform platform, launched the Audience Network and Autofill With Facebook features, and also offered a 2-Year Core API[4] Stability Guarantee. Policy changes, such as the removal of the ability to pull friends’ data, also occurred in 2014. The F8 conference is a significant event where Facebook announces major revamps and introduces new features, making it an essential part of the company’s history and future.

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1. Facebook like button ( Facebook Like button ) The Facebook Like button is a feature that was introduced on the social media platform on February 9, 2009. It allows users to express their appreciation or agreement with various types of content, ranging from posts, photos, comments, to ads. When a user likes something, this action is reflected on their friends' News Feeds. In addition to showing the number of likes a post gets, Facebook also introduced Reactions in 2016, providing a wider range of emotional responses such as Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. Furthermore, a 'Care' reaction was added in 2020 to express support. However, the platform has been criticized for issues related to fake likes, user privacy, and its impact on reputation. Despite these concerns, the like button has become an integral part of Facebook's user experience.
2. social graph. The Social Graph is a model that depicts the relationships among individuals in social networks. This concept, popularized by Facebook in 2007, is not limited to people but also includes other objects such as photos, events, and pages, expanding the concept to non-human elements. This model is widely utilized in social network analysis, social commerce, and marketing. However, it's not without its challenges. There are concerns over the ownership and monetization of social graph data, and issues like lack of seamless experience across various platforms. Despite Google retiring its Social Graph API in 2012, Facebook's Social Graph continues to be a significant dataset, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg aiming for wider sharing of the data. Related concepts include sociomapping, sociometry, and anthropological linguistics.
Facebook F8 (Wikipedia)

Facebook F8 is a mostly-annual conference held by Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) since 2007, intended for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the website. The event has generally started with a keynote speech by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, followed by various breakout sessions concentrating on specific topics. Facebook has often introduced new features and made new announcements at the conference.

Facebook F8
Facebook F8 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California
FrequencyYearly (except 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2022)
VenueSan Francisco Design Center (2007–08 and 2010)

Fort Mason Center (2015)
San Jose McEnery Convention Center (2017–19)

Online (2020–21)
Location(s)San Francisco, California, US (2007–08, 2010–11 and 2014–16)

San Jose, California, US (2017–19)

Digital conference (2020–21)
Most recentJune 2–3, 2021
Organized byMeta Platforms

The "F8" name comes from Facebook's tradition of 8 hour hackathons.

Facebook F8 was hosted in San Francisco, California from 2007 to 2016, then in a more central Silicon Valley location in San Jose, California from 2017 to 2019. In 2020 and 2021, it was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no F8 event in 2009, 2012, 2013 or 2022. The 2022 event was replaced by an event called Conversations, focusing on the metaverse.

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