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Facebook is one of the largest websites in the world, with more than 500 million monthly users. The site was started in 2004 by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he was an undergraduate student at Harvard.
Facebook became a publicly traded company
on May 18, 2012, listed under the ticker FB on the NASDAQ. Its IPO was priced at $38 per share.
Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address can join Facebook. Users can add "friends" and send them messages, post announcements, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.