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Facebook


Released February, 2004

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Huge network of people to connect with. Chat with online friends. Clean user interface.

The Cons:Time sink. Too many bullsh!t apps. Too many new features to add to your profile.

Facebook is a social networking site, launched in February 2004 by then 19-year old found Mark Zuckerberg while attending Harvard University. The website saw tremendous early growth, and currently has 350 million users worldwide.

Facebook encourages people to interact, and build network of friends who, for the most part, use their real identity and names on the site.

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Pros
  • 36

    Huge network of people to connect with

  • 23

    Chat with online friends

  • 18

    Clean user interface

  • 14

    Keep people apprised of your activities

  • 10

    free

  • 8

    easy to update from various free officially supported mobile apps

  • 6

    Do not have to wait for huge profile pages to load, like Myspace

  • 5

    Easy share videos, photos and other stuff

  • 2

    easy to keep updated on friends' phone numbers with phonebook feature

  • 0

    very detailed privacy controls

Cons
  • 17

    Time sink

  • 17

    Too many bullsh!t apps

  • 16

    Too many new features to add to your profile

  • 13

    Poor site navigation

  • 10

    Unable to view pending friend requests

  • 7

    makes it easy to get into trouble with family, friends, employers, etc...

  • 2

    severe random lags with many functions

  • -9

    Degraded layout with "new facebook"

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Erik
Erik: Welcome to ProductWiki Talk!

Talk is a platform for our community to talk about products. It's centrallized area where our community can come together and talk to each other.

To start a new conversation, simply type it in the text box found on this page and click post. You'll also find Talk on all product pages.

Other community members will see your post and have the opportunity to reply to you or simply "like" what you've said. If you've used #facebook, #twitter, #google_buzz, or forums you'll find many familiar elements. We tried to combine the best elements of social media and apply it to our niche.

We don't know exactly how everyone will use it, but here are some ideas to get you started:

- ask for advice about which product to get
- follow a new product launch
- ask for product support
- off-topic discussions about news, movies, sports

So what do you think? Oct 29, 10
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  • Erik

    Erik: We've identified a few bugs since launch, and we're quickly working on them, and hopefully post the fixes in the next few days. I'm curious if anyone else has found any bugs, user interface, user experience, or other peculiarities. Nov 1, 10

  • Erik

    Erik: Just posted a round of bug fixes/tweaks (more to come):
    - green new icon will appear in talk posts with unread comments
    - user talk posts will send email notification if user has opted in
    - copy and paste URLs in talk posts bug fix
    - reviews will show up in your profile
    - reviews may show up in top talk if community finds them helpful Nov 2, 10

Omar
Omar: #facebook I think it's more the "bored" effect. Most peer groups go through a variety of phases with.. well everything. First there's the initial enthusiasm and then the exciting time where everybody's on and communicating, then the luster starts fading and it's just "oh... another tagged picture. woopie"

Still, I don't see myself joining another social network... well ever. I have joined twitter, but that's a different beast. When it comes to things like events, photo-sharing, etc it's going to be Facebook for a very long time to come. I hope so anyway, just out of laziness. May 16, 08
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exumer
exumer: #facebook BAH Facebook. It was decent when you could only sign up with a valid college email address. May 16, 08
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rabidpotatochip
rabidpotatochip: #facebook I've noticed one recurring problem with Facebook: every single person I might have shared oxygen with keeps trying to add me as a friend. I only signed up because my friends kept telling me to, now they keep complaining I'm never on. Apr 23, 08
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Erik
Erik: #facebook I would guess most of us "have" Facebook. Apr 22, 08
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