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Facebook hasn't conquered web -- now it is the web

Whichever way you look at it, 2010 was a spectacular year for Facebook. In America, it overtook Google to become the most visited website; globally, it's the third-largest website, behind Microsoft and Google. Its founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was 'Time' magazine's Person of the Year.

Over the new year weekend, Facebook users uploaded 750 million photos. That's more than one picture for each user of the site, which now has a membership of well over 500 million people. And this week it was announced that Goldman Sachs will invest $450m (€342m) in Facebook, taking the valuation of the site to $50bn (€38bn).

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