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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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An Entrepreneur's Social-Media Plan for Success

For those just jumping on the social-media bandwagon, here are a few tips on getting started.
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Why Your Brand Should Be Posting on Facebook on Fridays
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Why Your Brand Should Be Posting on Facebook on Fridays

Make sure your business capitalizes as users start to check out on Fridays.
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4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

From 'You've Got Mail' to 'Office Space,' modern technology would have altered -- if not outright killed -- the plot of these films.
Laura Entis
Here's What Happens When Facebook Advertising Fails
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Here's What Happens When Facebook Advertising Fails

As one company 'breaks up' with the social-media company, some tips for how your page can stay relevant and in front of your customers.
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How Men and Women Use Mobile and Social Media Differently (Infographic)

While both genders are hooked on social media and mobile devices, they prefer to use the technology differently. Here's what organizations need to know.
Kristin Piombino
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Overcome Short Attention Spans with 'Micro-Content'

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Why Facebook Might Love Your Mother More Than You Do
Facebook

Why Facebook Might Love Your Mother More Than You Do

Mothers are some of the most engaged people on Facebook, so make sure your business has a Mother's Day campaign ready.
Wendy Frink
7 Statistics That Can Raise Your Facebook Engagement (Infographic)
Facebook Marketing

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A snapshot of what works best in the current Facebook landscape and how quickly things can change.
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Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company
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Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company

The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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With 'Nearby Friends' Feature, Facebook Stalking Is About to Take On New Meaning

Facebook's latest feature allows you to see which of your friends are near your physical location in real time.
Wendy Frink
Getting Bored of Social Media? You're Not Alone. (Infographic)
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Getting Bored of Social Media? You're Not Alone. (Infographic)

If you're thinking of quitting Facebook, get in line.
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Google Scoops Up the Drone Maker Zuckerberg Failed to Win
Google

Google Scoops Up the Drone Maker Zuckerberg Failed to Win

The Big G wants in on the global internet-beaming solar drone game and it just scored a high-flying advantage.
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Report: Facebook Is About to Enter the E-Money Game
Facebook

Report: Facebook Is About to Enter the E-Money Game

The social giant is gearing up to give PayPal a run for their money.
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