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5 Trends Reshaping Social Media
Social Media

5 Trends Reshaping Social Media

Mobile technology, big data and platforms that appeal to various demographics are growing social media into an ever-more powerful force in marketing and communications.
John Rampton
Facebook Is Getting Ready to Roll Out New Events Features
Facebook

Facebook Is Getting Ready to Roll Out New Events Features

The social network wants be your all-in-one event calendar.
By the Numbers: Facebook Likes, Tinder Swipes, Uber Rides and More (Infographic)
Infographics

By the Numbers: Facebook Likes, Tinder Swipes, Uber Rides and More (Infographic)

We live online. And that means we are creating data all day, every day. Tons of it.
Catherine Clifford
Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger
Facebook

Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger

Aran Khanna's Marauder's Map plugin showed the location of Facebook Messenger users, accurate to within a meter.
Are You Team-Player Enough to Let the Company Post to Your Facebook Page?
Social Media Marketing

Are You Team-Player Enough to Let the Company Post to Your Facebook Page?

Technology allows companies to easily post news on employee social-media accounts. It's an open question how willing employees are to allow it.
Brett Relander
10 U.S. Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies
Benefits

10 U.S. Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies

Netflix and Adobe aren't the only major companies strengthening their support for employees with kids.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Tricks to Creating the Perfect Social-Media Post (Infographic)
Social Media

The Tricks to Creating the Perfect Social-Media Post (Infographic)

Here are some tips that will put you on the right path to better Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine posts.
Kevin Allen
Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Insulting the Thai Monarchy on Facebook
Free Speech

Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Insulting the Thai Monarchy on Facebook

Originally 60 years, the government reduced his punishment after the man pleaded guilty.
Facebook Is Making it Easier for Businesses to Chat Privately With Customers
Facebook

Facebook Is Making it Easier for Businesses to Chat Privately With Customers

Today, the social media giant is rolling out new features making it more attractive for business owners to respond privately and quickly to customer inquiries.
Catherine Clifford
Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan
Facebook

Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan

Facebook's latest patent suggests lenders could approve or deny loans based on a user's social connections.
Kia Kokalitcheva
5 Things That Will Help Your Mobile App Get Approved by Facebook
Mobile Apps

5 Things That Will Help Your Mobile App Get Approved by Facebook

Don't give up, even when you feel as though you're scaling Mount Everest.
Micah Johnson
Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day
White House

Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day

Facebook, Airbnb and Microsoft announced new plans to hire more women and minorities. More than 90 startups were represented at the event.
Beloved Hitchhiking Robot Found Beheaded and Dismembered in the City of Brotherly Love
Far Out Tech

Beloved Hitchhiking Robot Found Beheaded and Dismembered in the City of Brotherly Love

Farewell, dear globetrotting HitchBOT. May you rest in pieces. Or, better yet, ride again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby Girl
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby Girl

Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife of three years, has suffered three miscarriages over the last few years.
Kate Taylor
Facebook

Facebook is the largest social networking site worldwide.

The site was co-founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while still a student at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students but the site eventually opened to other college and high school students. Membership was extended to anyone with a valid email address in 2006.

Some of Facebook's early investors included PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft. Napster founder Sean Parker was Facebook's founding president.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

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