Facebook is a social networking site and jockeys for position with Google as the most used Web site in the world. They report 1.4 billion monthly users, which constitute over half of the worldwide population of Internet users (currently estimated at 2.4 billion). Facebook is a place where people come to share links, play games with friends, post photos and videos, share their location, and find trending news. Its usefulness goes far beyond the ability to post a simple update or maintain a profile. This chapter presents an overview of the different types of information people share on the site and how to find those people.
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