Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA, United States
Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA, United States

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 college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to it by American universities students.After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile, add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos and receive notifications when others update their profiles. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". Facebook had over 1.3 billion active users as of June 2014. Due to the large volume of data collected about users, the service's privacy policies have faced scrutiny, among other criticisms. Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering in February 2012 and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching a peak market capitalization of $104 billion. Wikipedia.


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Facebook | Date: 2016-11-03

An optical sensing device for using light to locate objects or features in a field of view comprises a light source; a controllable lens having two states and being controllable between them, for example a multifocal lens having two or more foci for focusing light from the light source; and a sensor able to sense light reflected from an object, to determine information of the object. The use of two or more foci adds dynamic range to optical sensing to allow for reliable detection over a wide range of distances.


A facility for coordinating an online discussion is described. The facility receives an indication that a user has captured a machine-readable symbol encoding an identifier that identifies a particular online discussion. In response, the facility incorporates into an online forum that hosts this online discussion an indication that this user captured a symbol encoding an identifier that identifies this online discussion.


A social networking system includes a mechanism for incorporating nodes in the social graph, where the nodes are associated with a web page. Each web page includes one or more tags, which contain meta-information for defining the node in the social networking system, such as the type of the node. The social networking system retrieves the tags from the markup language document and stores their information in connection with the node for the web page. The web page may be outside of the social networking systems domain and may be operated by an entity other than the social networking operator; thus, third parties can define, create, and maintain nodes that are then used by the social networking system. Users may then interact with the nodes on websites outside of the social networking system, and these interactions are tracked by and reflected back within the social networking system.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2016-11-07

Translations for items of user-generated content are received from one or more users associated with a social networking system and/or one or more machine-generated translations. Each translation may translate a content item from a source or original language to a target language. Votes regarding the suitability of the translations are received from one or more users. In one aspect, the option to provide translations and/or vote on translations is provided to those users that are determined to be competent in the source language of the item of user-generated content. Determination of whether a user is competent in the source language can be based on the user profile of the user, the user-generated content of the user, the language competencies of the users connections, and/or other social signals.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-03-01

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a content feed having at least a first content item and a second content item through a display interface. The first content item can be associated with a threshold playback time. A determination can be made that the first content item is being played through the display interface. At least one touch screen gesture can be received through the display interface. A response to the touch screen gesture can be prevented until the first content item is played for the threshold playback time.


Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a post to be published via a social networking system. A privacy schedule for modifying a privacy setting associated with the post can be determined. A trigger to modify the privacy setting associated with the post can be detected. The privacy setting can be modified based on the privacy schedule when the trigger is detected.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-01-25

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices for providing personal assistant service via messaging. In particular, one or more embodiments receive a request for personal assistant service in an electronic message from a user, assign the request to an agent, determine an intent of the request, and configure an agent user interface to include one or more options in accordance with the determined intent of the request.


A first electronic device stores in its memory one or more installation files for a first version of an application. A local connection is established between the first electronic device and a second electronic device. The local connection is independent of Internet connectivity. Using the local connection, a determination is made as to whether the first version of the application is installed on the second electronic device. In response to a determination that the first version of the application is not installed on the second electronic device, the first electronic device sends, to the second electronic device through the local connection, the one or more installation files for the first version of the application.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-03-29

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain a spherical media content item that captures at least one scene from a plurality of different positions. A three-dimensional shape having a plurality of faces is determined, each face being associated with a respective set of original boundaries. A respective set of expanded boundaries for one or more of the plurality of faces is determined. Respective portions of the spherical media content item are mapped to each of the one or more faces, wherein a first portion of the spherical media content item is mapped to a first face having a set of expanded boundaries.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-03-29

A likely source language of a media item can be identified by attempting an initial language identification of the media item based on intrinsic or extrinsic factors, such as words in the media item and languages known by the media item author. This initial identification can generate a list of most likely source languages with corresponding likelihood factors. Translations can then be performed presuming each of the most likely source languages. The translations can be performed for multiple output languages. Each resulting translation can receive a corresponding score based on a number of factors. The scores can be combined where they have a common source language. These combined scores can be used to weight the previously identified likelihood factors for the source languages of the media item.

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