When Facebook first launched much of the academic world didn't know how to make sense of it. Some thought it was just another fad or an over-hyped phenomenon like Second Life. Initially very few people bothered to collect data or write critically about the social implications of the site, other than issues related to privacy. The Facebook Project came about as an answer to that gap in scholarship: information sharing between researchers interested in Facebook and related online communities. Now, the trend has almost reversed entirely, as throngs of students take to picking the site apart from every discipline and angle imaginable on a semesterly basis. Facebook has even sponsored fellowships for research themselves, and entire blogs and companies are dedicated to being aware of its undertakings. As this happened over the years this website drifted from being unique and cutting-edge to become just one of the many, albeit with a high rank in Google search returns. I leave it now as a record of what was (in 2006-2009) and as a limited portal.
To be clear, what you CAN find here:
What you CANNOT find here:
So! With that in mind, feel free to explore.