Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
The official stated purpose of Facebook is to make the world more open and connected. Facebook's latest mission statement is that people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, discover what's going on in the world and share and express what matters to them.Jan 11, 2013
How Does Facebook Make Its Money? With more than $1 billion per quarter in advertising revenue and 1.2 billion monthly active users, few realize that Facebook is more than just a social networking site – it's a shrewdly run corporation, worth more than $100 billion.
As of the fourth quarter of 2017, Facebook had 2.2 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed 1 billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. Active users are those which have logged in to Facebook during the last 30 days.
Facebook reported a "potential audience" of 241 million active users in India as of July 13, versus 240 million in the United States, according to The Next Web contributor Simon Kemp. He notes that Facebook use in India is up 27%, or by 50 million users, in the past six months.Jul 14, 2017