Zuckerberg is co-founder and chief executive of Meta Platforms, the company behind Facebook -- the world's largest social-network. The Menlo Park, California-based business had revenue of $118 billion in 2021 and has about 3.6 billion monthly users. Its initial public offering in 2012 was the biggest-ever technology IPO at the time.
Facebook is the world's largest social network. Meta Platforms has about 3.6 billion active users each month including about 2.9 billion on Facebook, according to a January 2022 company presentation. The company sold shares in an initial public offering on May 17, 2012 in what was the biggest technology IPO in history at the time.
In November 2011, Facebook reached a 20-year agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle complaints that it had violated user privacy. The company sold shares in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on May 17, 2012. It was then the biggest technology IPO in history.
Internet addiction has become a serious behavioral health problem in Asia. However, there are no up-to-date country comparisons. The Asian Adolescent Risk Behavior Survey (AARBS) screens and compares the prevalence of Internet behaviors and addiction in adolescents in six Asian countries. A total of 5,366 adolescents aged 12-18 years were recruited from six Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Participants completed a structured questionnaire on their Internet use in the 2012-2013 school year. Internet addiction was assessed using the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Revised Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS-R). The variations in Internet behaviors and addiction across countries were examined. The overall prevalence of smartphone ownership is 62%, ranging from 41% in China to 84% in South Korea. Moreover, participation in online gaming ranges from 11% in China to 39% in Japan. Hong Kong has the highest number of adolescents reporting daily or above Internet use (68%). Internet addiction is highest in the Philippines, according to both the IAT (5%) and the CIAS-R (21%). Internet addictive behavior is common among adolescents in Asian countries. Problematic Internet use is prevalent and characterized by risky cyberbehaviors.
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