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(Communications & Information) a popular social networking website
1. (Communications & Information) (tr; sometimes not capital) to search for (a person's profile) on the Facebook website
2. (Communications & Information) (intr; sometimes not capital) to use the Facebook website
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Facebook's first attempt at monetizing its platform back in 2007, Facebook Beacon
, was a disaster because it represented a level of intrusion that was unacceptable to users at the time.
Facebook Places When Facebook Beacon
was shut down after a class action lawsuit in 2009, Mark Zuckerberg went back to the drawing board.
As the examples of Google Buzz and Facebook Beacon
YouTube has turned video blogging and sharing into more valued forms of advertising, and Facebook is raising the value of word-of-mouth advertising with its Facebook Beacon
feature--essentially blasting your likes and dislikes out to your network of contacts.