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Facebook

(ˈfeɪsˌbʊk)
n
(Communications & Information) a popular social networking website
vb
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
ˈFaceˌbooker n
Translations
facebooker
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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 demonstrated,
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