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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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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.
Instagram's New Version Offers Photo, Video Enhancements

Instagram's New Version Offers Photo, Video Enhancements

Read about Instagram 4.1, 500px's big funding round, Facebook's new C-suite position and more social-media news.
The New Rules to Getting Your Facebook Updates Noticed

The New Rules to Getting Your Facebook Updates Noticed

In announcing a new update, Facebook offers an explanation for how it serves up content in the News Feed.
Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts -- Just Like Twitter

Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts -- Just Like Twitter

The tool allows users to add their public Facebook posts to other blogs and websites.
Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

The Facebook COO and best-selling author challenges women at Chicago's BlogHer conference to answer the question: 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?'
The Art of the Response on Social Media

The Art of the Response on Social Media

A big but often overlooked part of using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others is replying to comments. Our Team Digital has these tips.
How You Can Create the 'Perfect' Social Media Post (Infographic)

How You Can Create the 'Perfect' Social Media Post (Infographic)

You can get more social-media fans and engagement if you follow these guidelines for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Twitter and Facebook Up Their Social TV Game

Read about Twitter's targeted advertising tool, Facebook's social TV activity, new analytics for Tumblr and more social-media news.
How to Use Targeted Advertising on Facebook and AdWords

How to Use Targeted Advertising on Facebook and AdWords

Consider these practical tips you can use to earn the permission to talk to your audience, turning visitors into readers.
Facebook Courts Small Businesses to Drive Mobile Ad Revenue

Facebook Courts Small Businesses to Drive Mobile Ad Revenue

Facebook's second-quarter earnings showed impressive revenue growth, boosted by small businesses.
Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Can Track Customers' Physical Movements at Businesses

Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Can Track Customers' Physical Movements at Businesses

The social network encourages users to check in for free Wi-Fi, but the routers can monitor your movements.
Yelp Doubles Down on Restaurant Businesses With Acquisition of Reservation Service SeatMe

Yelp Doubles Down on Restaurant Businesses With Acquisition of Reservation Service SeatMe

Read about Yelp's acquisition of a reservation service, how top talent is leaving Facebook, how Honda is using Vine for customer service and more social-media news.
The 10 Essentials of Facebook Etiquette

The 10 Essentials of Facebook Etiquette

Some brands have mastered the art of Facebook marketing; others, not so much. As with any social media platform, there are rules by which we should abide.
Gowalla Co-Founder Leaving Facebook, Has Plans for a New Project

Gowalla Co-Founder Leaving Facebook, Has Plans for a New Project

After a year and a half at Facebook, Josh Williams says he plans to stay in San Francisco and 'work on something new.'
12 Social Media Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make

12 Social Media Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make

From overly promotional tweets to way-too-infrequent Facebook posts, business owners make lots of blunders when it comes to social media. Our Team Digital lists the biggest ones.
Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search

The social media giant rolls out a new tool allowing its users to search content posted by people in their network.
Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

The brothers, famous for their feud over Facebook, have filed papers with the SEC to establish an exchange-traded fund for the online currency.
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