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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Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a first video represented based on a first set of image frames. A first subset of image frames can be extracted from the first set of image frames. The first subset of image frames can be compared to one or more image frames associated with a collection of video clusters. It can be determined that at least a threshold quantity of image frames in the first subset matches, within an allowable deviation, at least some image frames associated with a first video cluster included the collection of video clusters. The first video cluster can be defined to include the first video.


An online system extracts features from an application linked to the online system. The application is used by users of the online system and posts content to the online system. A trained model is applied to the extracted features to generate a quality score for the application. The trained model is trained using features extracted from a set of training applications and quality scores manually assigned to the training applications, wherein the manually assigned quality scores indicate whether each training application satisfies a set of criteria and the generated quality score represents a probability of the application satisfying the set of criteria. Based on the quality score, content provided by the application is ranked for presentation to a user of the online system in relation to other content of the online system. The online system presents the content provided by the application to the user according to the ranking.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-02-08

An apparatus for remote hand control of a computer device, the apparatus comprising: a hand tracker, configured to track movement of a hand of a user of the computer device, an image presenter, associated with the hand tracker, configured to present a first image representative of the hand and a second image to the user, and to move the first image in concert with the tracked movement, and a computer controller, associated with the image presenter and configured to control the computer device in accordance with an interaction between the first image and the second image, thereby allowing the user to control the computer device, by moving the hand for bringing the first image and the second image into the interaction.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-05-31

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine at least one content item to be shared. One or more applications to share the content item can be determined. The applications can be ranked based at least in part on one or more criteria. The ranked applications can be provided as a set of options. A user operating the computing device is able to select at least one of the options to share the content item through the application associated with the option.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-02-10

Techniques for facilitating and accelerating log data processing are disclosed herein. The front-end clusters generate a large amount of log data in real time and transfer the log data to an aggregating cluster. When the aggregating cluster is not available, the front-clusters write the log data to local filers and send the data when the aggregating cluster recovers. The aggregating cluster is designed to aggregate incoming log data streams from different front-end servers and clusters. The aggregating cluster further sends the aggregated log data stream to centralized NFS filers or a data warehouse cluster. The local filers and the aggregating cluster stage the log data for access by applications, so that the applications do not wait until the data reach the centralized NFS filers or data warehouse cluster.


In one embodiment, one or more computing devices of an online social network, receives, from a mobile-client system, geographic-location information associated with the mobile-client system. The one or more computing devices identify multiple candidate place-entities associated with the online social network that correspond to the geographic-location information, where each candidate place-entity is associated with a particular geographic location. The method also includes determining, for each candidate place-entity, a confidence score based on the geographic-location information associated with the mobile-client system, where the confidence score represents a probability that the first user is located at the candidate place-entity. A location-probability distribution associated with the candidate place-entity can also be used to calculate the confidence score. The one or more computing devices send, to the mobile-client system, information associated with one or more of the candidate place-entities based on their respective confidence scores.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-02-10

Particular embodiments of a computing device may provide a main thread, a graphics thread to handle tasks related to rendering and presenting a graphical user interface (GUI), and an input thread to handle tasks related to processing input-related events. The GUI may comprise at least one animated component associated with a set of state variables. The main thread may handle tasks to generate a GUI hierarchy and provide copies of the GUI hierarchy to the input thread and the graphics thread. The input thread may handle tasks to initialize and update the state variables and provide information about the state variables to the graphics thread. The graphics thread may then handle tasks to update the GUI by rendering a first frame of the animation based on the state variables.


A social networking system provides a personalized set of bookmarks to a user based on the users interactions with the bookmarks and/or the items associated with the bookmarks. The personalized set of bookmarks is grouped by category, and the categories are ordered in accordance with rankings for the categories. The rankings for the categories are determined based on the highest ranked item from each category of item, and the ranking of the items is determined based on the users interactions with the bookmarks and/or associated items.


Patent
Facebook | Date: 2017-02-09

This application is directed to an indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system uses a database index infrastructure that provides for flexible search capability to data objects and associations between data objects. Particular embodiments relate to an indexing system for storing and serving information modeled as a graph that includes nodes and edges that define associations or relationships between nodes that the edges connect in the graph.


Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive, from a first user device associated with a first user, location data representing a current physical location of the first user. A request for the current physical location of the first user is received from a second user device associated with the second user. In response to the received selection, the current physical location of the first user based upon the shared location data is transmitted to the second user device. A selection of a third party service is received from the second user device. The current physical location of the first user is transmitted to a server associated with the third party service within a request for the third party service to send the a service or product to the current physical location of the first user.

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