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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.

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Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move

Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move

One in five workplaces block access to Facebook, but does banning social media at work boost productivity or hurt morale and erode trust?
California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.

California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.

A new law gives people under the age of 18 an 'eraser button' to delete embarrassing, crude or cruel online posts that could follow them into adulthood and employment.
Are Your Fans Among the Most Social on Facebook? (Infographic)

Are Your Fans Among the Most Social on Facebook? (Infographic)

Here's a look at what types of brands have the strongest and most social communities on the big social network.
Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

According to a ruling on Tuesday, anything you Like on Facebook can't and won't be used against you -- in a court of law or anywhere else.
3 Bad Mistakes Good People Make on Facebook

3 Bad Mistakes Good People Make on Facebook

If not managed wisely, your Facebook account can work against your business.

Why Milton Friedman Could Love Social Entrepreneurship

Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
Yes, Videos Are Playing Automatically in Your Facebook Newsfeed Now

Yes, Videos Are Playing Automatically in Your Facebook Newsfeed Now

Next we may see advertising videos showing up sometime before the end of the year.
New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry

New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry

The social network is under fire again over the way it shares user information for advertising purposes.
Facebook Rolls Out 'Professional Skills' Section on User Profiles

Facebook Rolls Out 'Professional Skills' Section on User Profiles

Taking aim at LinkedIn's online networking and recruiting market, Facebook has added a new profile section for users to enter their professional skills.
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.

Russian Internet Company Sells Facebook Shares for $525 Million

Now that Facebook is finally several dollars north of its May 2012 IPO price, investors are seeing profits.
Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think

Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think

A new report says posts with hashtags get less viral reach than posts without.
Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

Do you know which social network adults visit most? Have you ever wondered which demographics dominate Instagram? Find out here.
Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

Consider these four options for selling your wares on the world's biggest social network.
Is Burning Man the Next Frontier of Networking?

Is Burning Man the Next Frontier of Networking?

It used to be that going to Burning Man meant packing tents and backpacks. Now, it might mean packing business cards.
New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier

New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier

Businesses are now allowed to use comments, likes or messages as entries, and use likes as a voting mechanism in promotions.
The Real Generation Gap: How Adults and Teens Use Social Media Differently (Infographic)

The Real Generation Gap: How Adults and Teens Use Social Media Differently (Infographic)

Your customers are on social media, but which network should you use to reach them? It might depend on their age.
3 Ways to Boost Your Social ROI

3 Ways to Boost Your Social ROI

These free tools and tested techniques can help you increase your return on your social investment.
Facebook Gives Businesses Free Access to Shutterstock Images for Ads

Facebook Gives Businesses Free Access to Shutterstock Images for Ads

The social network is also updating its photo uploader tool and the Pages mobile app.
With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

He has co-founded a new partnership that aims to provide internet access to the billions of people who are without it.
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

A hacker who found a flaw in Facebook reported it to the company but was ignored. When he finally got the company's attention by posting directly on Mark Zuckerberg's wall, he was punished for it.
Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

This new service might be just a way for the social network to learn more about users' shopping habits.
Schedule Your Tweets and Other Lessons for a Houston Bookshop

Schedule Your Tweets and Other Lessons for a Houston Bookshop

This store's small social-media team will need to divide, conquer and strategize to turn social-media followers into customers.

New Feature Lets Customers Make Dinner Reservations From Facebook's Mobile Pages

Integration with OpenTable puts reservations at 20,000 restaurants at users' fingertips.
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