A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Facebook
It’s July 2003 and the concept for the world’s largest Social Media site is about to come into existence. From Facematch to The Facebook to Facebook, what all started as a quick drome room coding venture has become the world’s most used social media site.
In the beginning only, Harvard University students could only sign up for the site. Later, more schools were allowed in. It was becoming very popular and soon most universities in the USA, and Canada had access to the site. On September 26th, 2006 the site was open to the general public 13 years of age and older.
Could the founders have ever imagined that in the future Facebook would generate millions of dollars in revenue every day, or millions of new posts every minute, or millions of messages sent out every hour? The numbers are staggering as you’ll see in the fact section below.
The popularity of Facebook has made the world a smaller place. The way we communicate has become increasingly simpler thanks to Facebook. The ability to add applications and customize pages on Facebook has made the site used for many purposes.
With revenue and users in the billions, this dorm room project is one of the world’s most successful startups and a conversation piece for many.
From startup to, university complaints, lawsuits, privacy issues, to over a billion users and billions in revenue, have a look at the resources to follow that tell the whole story of this social media giant and the journey from the dorm room to the Nasdaq.
The History of Facebook
A company’s history offers valuable lessons and it’s interesting to find out about a company’s original operations, how it has changed, and the challenges during the startup phase.
Have a look at the selection below to understand more about the history of Facebook.
This section focuses on the people that started the company. You can gain insights into their goals, ideas, foresight, and how they started the company. Many founders have interesting stories and experiences related to starting their business and the challenges they faced, as well as what they did to overcome those challenges.
Have a look at the following resources included in this post related to the founders.
In the executive section, you’ll find information related to the management of a company. Management decisions are an important role in a company’s success. It’s not luck that makes a company successful, but planning, strategy, and leadership.
Have a look at the selection below for information related to the executives of Facebook.
The Facebook Mission Statement
A mission statement helps a company stay on track and focus on its goals, culture, and ensures everyone is on the same page.
A mission statement is for company employees as well as the public. It’s usually a broad description of the company’s focus and activities.
A company’s mission statement is the company’s public face, and it is commonly used in marketing materials.
Below are the resources I have included related to the mission statement of Facebook.
Facebook Divisions And Subsidiaries
The division of a company is a part of a business entity. In other words, even if a division operates under a different name it’s still part of the entity.
A subsidiary is an entirely different company, usually owned by a larger company.
Have a look at the resources for Facebook subsidiaries and Divisions.
Facebook Ownership And Investors
In this section, you’ll find resources related to ownership, investors, and shares, of Facebook. Below you’ll find the resources I have included for this post.
Facts About Facebook
In this section, you’ll find facts about the company. I like going through the facts because in a page or two you can learn a lot about the company and if you find something that’s really interesting you can dig deeper.
Have a look at the resources below included in this post related to Facebook facts.
Facebook Reports And Financial Statements
In this section, you can find out information such as the company’s profits, losses, net worth, liabilities, shares, owner’s equity, etc. that is available to the general public.
Have a look at the resources included below.
Business Strategies Used By Facebook
In this section, can get a glimpse of the strategist used by the company. The strategy a company uses can be the difference between success, failure, a mediocre business, or a huge success story.
Below you’ll see the resources included related to business strategies used by Facebook
This section focuses on the main revenue sources the company targets. For some companies it’s one main source for others it’s multiple sources of revenue.
Have a look at the resources to follow to give you an overview of the revenue strategies used by Facebook.
The Main Competitors of Facebook
This section focuses on direct and indirect competition for Facebook. Competition is good, it drives innovation. If it wasn’t for competition businesses wouldn’t have to try so hard for your business. Competition makes managers and company owners come up with better ideas for products and services while providing the best prices they can.
Below you can browse through the resources related to the main competition for Facebook.
Target Market & Marketing Strategies
This section focuses on the target market and the marketing strategies used. Just as above targeting is an important process and without it your focus will be too broad and you won’t be able to zero in on the right marketing techniques.
The marketing strategy used by a company can make or break it. The right strategy can make millions while a poor marketing strategy can end up in bankruptcy.
Products & Services Offered By Facebook
This section offer resources related to core products and services offered by Facebook. Many large corporations have a large variety of products and services. Some companies are so large and complex that they deal in a variety of industries that operate on a global level, which is known as conglomerates.
Have a look at the resources below for products and services offered by Facebook.
Facebook Employee Relations
In this section, you can find resources related to the employees of Facebook such as job satisfaction, labor relations, the number of employees, etc.
Facebook Company Culture
Here’s where you can gain an idea about the culture of the company. A Company’s culture includes the work environment, company values, expectations, ethics, and more.
See the resources included in this post for the culture of Facebook
The Reputation of Facebook
In the resources below, you’ll find information related to the reputation of Facebook. You’ll get insights as to how Facebook is viewed by the general public.
A companies reputation is important a bad reputation can result in huge losses and the loss of public trust. A company’s reputation is an asset to any company and it’s important to maintain it.
Facebook Company Complaints
In this section, you can go through the resources to view the complaints, whether the complaints lead to a lawsuit or a viral rant, have a look at the complaints people have against Facebook.
Companies go through many phases, some are successful and some are miserable failures. Even though a company has failures, it’s a learning experience for management as well as other people.
Below are the resources I have included for this post related to Facebook failures.
Inside The Success of Facebook
Success can be the result of a small idea that was executed extremely well at other times it may be the result of a long term vision.
It’s interesting to study the success of companies and how people have dealt with managing a company that started off small and grew into a huge success story.
Have a look at the resources I have included in this post related to the success of Facebook.
Books Related to Facebook
Some companies are a huge success story or a miserable failure, with many lessons to learn. Have a look at books people have written for a complete overview.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Facebook
The Latest About Facebook
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest information related to Facebook including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, that can offer up-to-the-minute information about Facebook.