Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018.

Its popularity has led to prominent media coverage for the company, including significant scrutiny over privacy and the psychological effects it has on users.

He uploaded all art images to a website, each of which was featured with a corresponding comments section, then shared the site with his classmates, and people started sharing notes.

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A company representative called the milestone a "quiet revolution." In November 2010, based on Second Market Inc.

(an exchange for privately held companies' shares), Facebook's value was $41 billion.

The name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students.

Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion, a new record.

Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, school, hobbies or other topics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends".

Additionally, users can report or block unpleasant people.In late 2007, Facebook had 100,000 business pages (pages which allowed companies to promote themselves and attract customers).These started as group pages, but a new concept called company pages was planned.Entertainment Weekly included the site on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list saying, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?" and according to its data, half of the site's membership used Facebook daily, for an average of 34 minutes, while 150 million users accessed the site by mobile.After registering, users can create a customized profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on.