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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.

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The 10 Biggest Social Media Myths for Small Businesses

Despite the mind-boggling pervasiveness of social media today, certain myths persist about its relevance -- especially for small operations.
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From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Snapshot of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)

Facebook has spent billions acquiring companies over the years. Here's what it bought, and why.
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Apple's First Social-Media Guru on the No. 1 Way to Market Your Brand
Social Media

Apple's First Social-Media Guru on the No. 1 Way to Market Your Brand

Peter Friedman ran social media for Apple before it was even called social media. Here's his top social-media secret for building buzz around your brand.
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18 Effective Social-Media Tools That Will Save You Time
Social Media Marketing

18 Effective Social-Media Tools That Will Save You Time

Get a head start on next year's marketing efforts with this batch of apps for all five of the major networks.
Anna James
How to Keep It Personal With Facebook Ads
Facebook advertising

How to Keep It Personal With Facebook Ads

You can increase your conversion rate. You just need to treat Facebook Ads differently from other forms of marketing. Here's how.
Right Business, Wrong Social Media Culture
Social Media Marketing

Right Business, Wrong Social Media Culture

When creating an online marketing strategy for your company, be sure to select the right platform.
Jay Izso
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Facebook Reportedly Building 'Facebook for Work' to Compete With LinkedIn, Google
Productivity

Facebook Reportedly Building 'Facebook for Work' to Compete With LinkedIn, Google

Instead of being banned at work, the company reportedly wants its platform to be embraced as a productivity tool.
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This Investor Plans to Launch Another 10 Startups in 2015
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This Investor Plans to Launch Another 10 Startups in 2015

It also plans to work closely with Facebook on advertising.
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Check out the headlines entrepreneurs and innovators need to know.
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Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?
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Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?

Americans overwhelmingly say that they don't feel in-control of how their personal data is collected online, and Facebook's new privacy policy will likely do little to change the sentiment.
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6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook
Productivity

6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook

Studies show the social network drives us to spend more and work less and makes us unhappy.
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How the End of Facebook 'Like-Gating' Will Benefit Brands
Social Media

How the End of Facebook 'Like-Gating' Will Benefit Brands

Facebook put an end to the common social media marketing strategy Wednesday, but that may just be a good thing.
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Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?
Online Advertising

Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?

Privacy concerns and the availability of ad-blocking software may force online businesses to rethink how they reach their audiences.
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Facebook Says 'Messenger' Has Reached Half a Billion Users
Facebook

Facebook Says 'Messenger' Has Reached Half a Billion Users

This just a few months after it was separated from the main Facebook app.