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Former good article Facebook was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Capitalization of "facebook"[edit]

Is facebook not in lower case? It is in the logo.--78.156.109.166 (talk) 20:18, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia capitalizes trademarks, regardless. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Trademarks. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 21:36, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.--78.156.109.166 (talk) 20:01, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Reader engagement[edit]

There should be a subsection on reader engagement, the measurement of reader activity as taken separately from the number of likes. Reader engagement is plotted by Facebook and reported to site owners. Elise Andrew told Mclean's magazine[1] that her page "I Fucking Love Science" is often at the top of Facebook in terms of reader engagement, as reported to her by Facebook. Binksternet (talk) 20:22, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Link to Facebook Inc.[edit]

Why is there no wikilink to Facebook Inc.? 78.35.203.149 (talk) 21:16, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 February 2014[edit]

add Carter Simon Jr As a founder 174.118.172.240 (talk) 08:08, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Please list a reliable source for this information. Funandtrvl (talk) 19:58, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 February 2014[edit]

add Carter Simon Jr to the founder list CarterJij (talk) 08:11, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. --   Edderso     talk    contribs  17:06, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Stat in top right box is referenced to 1st quarter results[edit]

The stat in the top right box on the page quotes the third quarter results (http://investor.fb.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=802760)as saying 1.2 billion active users in September 2013 but is referenced to reference 6 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook#cite_note-fb2013q1-6) which is the FB first quarter results (http://investor.fb.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=761090). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Flxjx (talkcontribs) 17:26, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request[edit]

Table on the right - Number of workers(Worldwide):6337 (to December 2013) [1] Source is treated generally as reliable about media companies and newspapers. Worldwide is a must because hq in internet companies can mistake people(that all work there), and most workers are Worldwide based.

Yes check.svg Done but I'll source FB's SEC Filing which lists the same number of employees. Funandtrvl (talk) 20:02, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 February 2014[edit]

112.198.82.101 (talk) 07:39, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

No request shown. JoeSperrazza (talk) 12:21, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

500+[edit]

The first bullet point in the Criticisms and controversies section talks about a "500+ fee". Is + some kind of currency? — Kpalion(talk) 22:47, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

"9% are fake" should read "approximately 9% are fake"

Yes check.svg Done--Rollins83 (talk) 18:19, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Links[edit]

[http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2014/02/facebook-at-10-hip-been-201424135722145602.html >> Facebook at 10: Hip or Has-been(Lihaas (talk) 14:15, 8 February 2014 (UTC)).

Mention Heml.is[edit]

Perhaps heml.is should be mentioned in see also section ? See Peter_Sunde#Hemlis KVDP (talk) 09:37, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

It doesn't have an article, and the three-sentence description in the Peter Sunde article doesn't seem particularly relevant to Facebook. Is there more to it than that? --McGeddon (talk) 10:09, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 February 2014[edit]

41.249.129.112 (talk) 13:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 15:15, 25 February 2014 (UTC).There are also a facebook which is 0.facebook. In Bangladesh Grameenphone make 0.Facebook total free.

Semi-protected edit request on 22 March 2014[edit]

109.127.86.9 (talk) 16:17, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
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Semi-protected edit request on 22 March 2014[edit]

188.129.205.159 (talk) 17:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
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dating[edit]

is this free? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.14.56.75 (talk) 08:37, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Written in Hack?[edit]

Some sources from Facebook: [2] ("we have migrated nearly our entire PHP codebase to Hack"), [3]. Wired: [4] ("the new language is called Hack, and it already drives almost all of the company’s website"). I don't really edit articles, so I'll let someone else decide if these are sufficient references to add it to the infobox (etc.). πr2 (tc) 19:51, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

@Arjayay: is this ok to add? πr2 (tc) 17:31, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Bump. πr2 (tc) 21:22, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Messaging[edit]

Can the following be added to the messaging section ?: Facebook chat can also be used with 3rd party, multi-protocol [[instant messenger]s, like Pidgin, Miranda IM, ... [2][3] To do this, it is necessairy however to have a username, which itself requires a verified account. A verification for your facebook account can only be done with users that have a mobile phone, and an active subscription with this mobile phone.[4][5] 109.131.244.18 (talk) 16:20, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 March 2014[edit]

151.247.126.27 (talk) 02:46, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

What needs to be changed? πr2 (tc) 03:03, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 09:57, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Comparison with MySpace is dated[edit]

The comparison with MySpace section is only interesting now from a historical perspective. It might be good to include a few sentences in the History section giving features that made Facebook distinct from MySpace, but there's no reason to have such a large section on it anymore than there is to have a similarly sized comparison of Facebook with Friendster or Classmates.com.—140.153.24.26 (talk) 17:31, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
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