Facebook was developed as an online social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The main Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, together with college roommates at Harvard University, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The pioneer social networking website had been initially limited to Harvard students, however was later expanded to other colleges within the Boston area, and then gradually adding students from other United States universities, and high-school students.
Founded in 2004, The Facebook objective was to offer individuals the power to share, and make the world more open and linked. Today, individuals usually use Facebook to stay connected with family and friends, to see just what’s going on in the world, and to share and express matters important to them. Since 2006, the requirement to be a minimum of 13 years old was introduced for net-workers to become registered users of the website, though that age requirement could be higher depending on appropriate local laws.
Statistics released for March 2015 indicated that Facebook has approximately 936 million day-to-day active users, with 798 million of them being cell-phone users. The monthly averages resulted in 1.44 billion regular monthly active users, 1.25 billion of which are cell-phone users. Age demographics for Facebook users just recently published are: Ages 13-17, 9.8 Million (5.4 %). Ages 18-24, 42 Million (23.3 %). Ages 25-34, 44 Million (24.4 %). Ages 35-54, 56 Million (31.1 %). Ages 55+, 28 Million (15.6 %). According to the statistics launched, the Facebook user base is dominated by the 25+ age group, though still have 28+ million users for the 55+ age group tuning in on a day-to-day basis.
Research reveals that similar demographics additionally apply for cell-phone users, suggesting the baby boomer community is well behind their more youthful family members when it concerns modern interaction. Better WiFi has actually lead to a shift in how people communicate today, with a lot of contact now being made through free messaging services, rather than by phone. Many members of the child boomer generation have actually seen just how much more difficult it has become to get in contact with their family, though only a small percentage have actually taken the step of keeping up with the times.
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