Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in February 2004 as a way to connect students at Harvard University. In the year that followed, the social media site expanded across various universities, followed by a high school version that launched in 2005, and finally, going fully public with a single site for anyone over the age of 13 years in the fall of 2006. On Facebook, users create a personal profile consisting of a picture and various “About” sections of information (e.g., employment, school history, places lived). Users are encouraged to share status updates, which are posts that can range from personal thoughts and news to sharing links to external articles or videos they have viewed online. A user must “friend” other users on the site, which allows ...

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