Facebook is my choice for F, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’. Obvious, isn’t it? Launched in 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his college fellows, the website, initially meant for use by Harvard students, was later expanded to students at other universities and high schools, and then to the employees of companies, including Apple Inc. and Microsoft. Starting from September, 2006, Facebook was opened to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address.
By Somali K Chakrabarti India – A Break Out Nation India, a home to 243 million internet users in 2014, is poised to rapidly improve its digital readiness and develop into a strong digital economy. The steep rise in the number of mobile phone users in India will bring into the fold many such users who did not have access to internet before, and with little or no idea of how or why internet is useful for them. Based on the premise that connectivity is the right of all human beings, Facebook has launched the initiative Internet.org to bring down the cost of internet access by extending basic internet access free of cost to mobile smartphone and feature phone users in different developing countries.