Love it or hate it, Facebook is the world’s most successful social networking site. And whether you use it or not, it is fundamentally changing the way people connect and communicate. Facebook is easy to use and so far, more than three-quarters of a billion people all over the world have signed up.
In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to 'make the world more open and connected' has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too.
"The Facebook Obsession" is the real story behind the rise of the largest social-media site in the world, told through the company's founders, friends and foes. Correspondent Lester Holt delivers a comprehensive look at how this Internet phenomenon, with half a billion users, is affecting society in ways most people are unaware of. From a girl who is reunited with her birth mother with the help of Facebook, to a woman who lost her job because of her online postings, "The Facebook Obsession" examines how the site is fundamentally altering American life for better or worse; even the White House and many police departments have their own Facebook pages.