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Facebook[2] is a popular social media[1] platform that offers a variety of features to its users. The structure of Facebook is designed around the ‘News Feed’, which is the primary system for displaying content. It uses an algorithm[3] called ‘EdgeRank[4]’ to select which updates are shown from a pool of potential updates. The News Feed highlights profile changes, events, and birthdays and allows users to customize what updates they see. The platform also allows users to send and receive friend requests, with the option to unfriend others. The ‘Wall’ is the original profile space where users could post content, which was later replaced by the ‘Timeline’ layout in 2011. The ‘Timeline’ layout displays content based on year, month, and date, encouraging users to scroll through past activities. Finally, in 2009, Facebook introduced the ‘Like’ button as a way for users to interact with various types of content. This button has since expanded to include a range of reactions and is also used for advertisements.

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1. social media. Social media is a broad term encompassing a variety of digital tools and platforms that facilitate the sharing of information and the creation of virtual communities. Emerging from early systems like PLATO and ARPANET, it has evolved into modern platforms like Facebook and Twitter. These platforms offer unique features that differentiate them from traditional media, including the ability for users to generate content and engage in dialogic communication. They cater to over 100 million users globally and offer different forms of services, such as messaging apps and collaborative content creation platforms. The use of social media has far-reaching impacts on individuals, society, and businesses, influencing everything from marketing practices to political processes. However, it's also associated with ethical concerns, such as the spread of misinformation and potential addiction.
2. Facebook ( Facebook ) Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, is a major internet company that started as a social networking platform. Founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Facebook expanded rapidly from Harvard to other universities and later to the general public, becoming a global phenomenon. It is known for its user-friendly interface and various features such as Groups, the Developer Platform, and Facebook Dating. Despite facing criticism for issues like privacy breaches and the spread of fake news, Facebook has remained a dominant player in the online world. It has made significant strides in the field of technology, including the development of its unique data storage system, the use of PHP for its platform, and the launch of the Hack programming language. In recent years, the company has shifted its focus to the metaverse, a virtual reality space where users can interact with a computer-generated environment.

Facebook is a social-network service website launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg. The following is a list of software and technology features that can be found on the Facebook website and mobile app and are available to users of the social media site.

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