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Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Facebook is defined by our hacker culture – an environment that rewards creative problem solving and rapid decision making. We encourage people to be bold. Our open culture keeps everyone informed and allows people to move around and solve the problems they care about most. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products, constantly iterating and improving. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished” is posted on our walls, reminding us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission to bring the world closer together.
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People are at the heart of every connection we build. We design products and deliver services that bring the world closer together — one connection at a time.
Connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together happens in real time. Our teams are small and nimble. We work quickly and collaboratively to build smarter, more meaningful solutions on a global scale.
We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone. From engineers to designers and marketers, we empower the people who work at Facebook to make an impact. When you’re in charge of making a difference, there’s no limit to what you can do.
Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs.
Facebook is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.
Junior doctor whose Facebook post on NHS pressures went viral found dead at home
Police said her death was not being treated as suspicious. In November 2015, Dr Ovenden had written a Facebook post about the pressures of working in an NHS hospital which was shared more than 38,000 times, reported the Plymouth Herald.
The viral Facebook post written by young doctor who was found dead at her Plymouth home
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Facebook rocket: what is the new icon? | WIRED UK
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