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What began in 2004 as a social networking service for Harvard students has rapidly grown into an international phenomenon with social, political, business and cultural implications for users of all ages. With over 158 million users in the U.S. (and almost a million world-wide), Facebook now reaches nearly 75% of Internet users in our country.

In late 2007 Microsoft purchased a 1.6% share in Facebook for $240 million, giving the company a total valuation of around $15 billion. By 2009 Facebook was ranked as the most widely used social networking site in the world, and a year later an estimated 42% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account. In September 2009 Facebook announced it had become cash-flow positive for the first time, and a year later it was valued at $14 billion—becoming the third-largest U.S. internet company behind Google and Amazon.

Facebook reached a trillion page views in June 2011, and held a widely anticipated (and somewhat disappointing) public offering this May.

Like other businesses, Shutterbug launched a Facebook page, which we view as a extension of our printed magazine and popular website—giving members of the photo community an opportunity to interact with us and each other in real time. If you aren’t already a fan of Shutterbug Magazine on Facebook, we invite you to join us now.

When you visit our Facebook page you’ll have the opportunity to post your favorite images, interact with the Shutterbug team and other photographers, read news about upcoming photography events, and comment about what you’ve read in our magazine and on our website.

To encourage you to upload images to our page, we post weekly themes to get your creative juices flowing and weekly we’ll highlight our favorite submissions. In addition, once a month we’ll choose one of our readers’ images to feature as that month’s Facebook cover shot. So jump aboard now and start posting!