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Why is it called Facebook?

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December 28, 2008 8:42PM

The internet site Facebook.com is based on paper directories of members of an organization (typically students), featuring mug shots, names (indexed by first and last name and other useful indicators) and brief descriptions of them. These face books are used so students and professors in new classes can recognize each other. It was a logical extension to call a web site performing a similar function by the same name.