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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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Early Test: Facebook's Graph Search a Dud for Marketers

Early Test: Facebook's Graph Search a Dud for Marketers

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The three main problems with Facebook's new search tool.
January 24, 2013 in Social Media
What You Need To Know About Facebook Mobile Ads

What You Need To Know About Facebook Mobile Ads

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Getting to know the 'Power Editor' tool, plus four ways to get your ad into mobile news feeds.
January 23, 2013 in Advertising
How Facebook's Graph Search Could Help Businesses

How Facebook's Graph Search Could Help Businesses

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Facebook's major new feature, YouTube's rising competition, the end of LinkedIn Answers and more social-media news.
January 18, 2013 in Social Media
3 Tools for Backing-Up Your Social Media Accounts

3 Tools for Backing-Up Your Social Media Accounts

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Your old tweets and Facebook posts may come in handy someday. Here's how to make sure they aren't lost forever.
January 17, 2013 in Social Media
Facebook's Graph Search Holds Promise for Social Marketing

Facebook's Graph Search Holds Promise for Social Marketing

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The beta release of Facebook's new search function is important to marketers because of its potential impact on advertising and purchase decisions.
January 16, 2013 in Social Media
Why a 12-Year-Old Launched His Own Social Network

Why a 12-Year-Old Launched His Own Social Network

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Grom Social is a network for kids, Facebook's more lucrative Hacker Cup, a Pinterest for cats and more.
January 11, 2013 in Social Media
The Best Days to Post to Facebook, Based on Industry (Infographic)

The Best Days to Post to Facebook, Based on Industry (Infographic)

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A new report looks at 15 business fields to determine the best day of the week to share content on Facebook for engagement.
January 8, 2013 in Social Media
Lessons about Building a Team from Zuckerberg and Facebook

Lessons about Building a Team from Zuckerberg and Facebook

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Facebook's Zuckerberg focuses first on hiring for fit and talent, not the perfect mix of skills.
January 7, 2013 in Hiring Center
Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

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Pinterest gets sued, Facebook adds voice messaging to mobile apps, why Indonesia is ground zero for Twitter use and more social-media news.
January 4, 2013 in Social Media
Entrepreneur's Most Popular '60-Second Solutions' of 2012

Entrepreneur's Most Popular '60-Second Solutions' of 2012

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The appeal of gamification, how to avoid legal pitfalls, search engine optimization, and more top our list of your favorite videos offering fast fixes to your business challenges.
December 27, 2012 in Growth Strategies
New Facebook Rules Limit Use of Text on Images

New Facebook Rules Limit Use of Text on Images

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Three tips for maximizing your brand's exposure while staying compliant with the network's new policies.
December 26, 2012 in Social Media
How Instagram's New Terms Ignited a PR Debacle

How Instagram's New Terms Ignited a PR Debacle

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Photo-sharing site Instagram walks back its new terms of service, Facebook plans new ads and more social-media news.
December 21, 2012 in Social Media
3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

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As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
December 19, 2012 in Selling Online
How Facebook's Updated 'Nearby' Tool Can Boost Your Business

How Facebook's Updated 'Nearby' Tool Can Boost Your Business

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Here's what small businesses can do to ensure they're more easily discovered on the giant social network.
December 18, 2012 in Social Media
Instagram, Pinterest, Aviary: The Social Photo Feud Heats Up

Instagram, Pinterest, Aviary: The Social Photo Feud Heats Up

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More drama for photo sites, social gifting, the pope on Twitter and other social-media news from around the web.
December 14, 2012 in Social Media
What You Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Controls

What You Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Controls

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These features might make managing your company's Facebook page even easier.
December 12, 2012 in Social Media
How to Promote Your Business Events on Facebook

How to Promote Your Business Events on Facebook

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Use care in setting up the event, then create excitement with visually compelling posts and ads.
December 11, 2012 in Social Media
Photos: 10 Quick Steps to Creating a Facebook Ad Campaign

10 Quick Steps to Creating a Facebook Ad Campaign

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A step-by-step look at how to start advertising on the big social network.
December 3, 2012 in Social Media
Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

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A better way to connect with customers online, Pinterest versus Google+ and other social-media news from around the web.
December 1, 2012 in Social Media
iPad App Sources Travel Photos From Facebook

iPad App Sources Travel Photos From Facebook

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A crowdsourced code allows a travel-photo app to take off.
November 27, 2012 in Apps & Software
How to Get Started With Facebook Offers

How to Get Started With Facebook Offers

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Here are five ways to make the most of Facebook's latest advertising opportunity for businesses.
November 15, 2012 in Social Media
New Facebook Option Can Help Brands Regain Fan Engagement

New Facebook Option Can Help Brands Regain Fan Engagement

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Frustrated about a dramatic decrease in reach? The social network has at least one way to counteract the drop off.
November 14, 2012 in Social Media
3 Ways to Promote Your Brand Without Facebook

3 Ways to Promote Your Brand Without Facebook

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Here's how you can boost your brand without using the world's largest social network.
November 7, 2012 in Online Marketing
Photos: 14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

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Find out which startups are attracting the attention -- and the dollars -- of some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs.
October 30, 2012 in Financing
5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

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With the final debate tonight and the election right around the corner, follow these tips when mentioning politics on social media.
October 22, 2012 in Social Media
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