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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 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.

Report: Email is Better Than Facebook or Twitter for Acquiring New Customers

Here are three tips for turning email recipients into paying customers.
How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

A look at what some of the largest tech companies are doing with what they know about you.
Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Said to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Said to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

Read about how social networks are helping brick-and-mortar stores, why WeHeartIt might be the next Pinterest, chat rooms on Facebook and more social-media news.
Facebook Updates Ad Manager for Real-Time Analytics

Facebook Updates Ad Manager for Real-Time Analytics

Customizable reports and actionable reporting should help advertisers more fluidly optimize their campaigns.
Report: Facebook Wants to Become Your Mobile News Reader

Report: Facebook Wants to Become Your Mobile News Reader

The social-media giant reportedly has been working on a project, called 'Reader' internally, which will display your news feed in a new visual layout designed for mobile.
How to Find the Right Social-Media Platform

How to Find the Right Social-Media Platform

Shira Lazar, host of What's Trending, helps entrepreneurs navigate the growing social-media landscape
As Facebook Hashtags Roll Out, What They Mean for Marketers

As Facebook Hashtags Roll Out, What They Mean for Marketers

A look at how companies will be able to best use hashtags for their marketing purposes.
YouTube Apps Suggest Videos to Watch Next

YouTube Apps Suggest Videos to Watch Next

Read about new options for YouTube apps, Twitter's latest startup acquisition, new Vine features and more social-media news.
Why Video for Instagram Isn't a Vine Killer

Why Video for Instagram Isn't a Vine Killer

Facebook is catching up to the competition, not making it obsolete.
Facebook Adds 15-Second Video Clips to Instagram

Facebook Adds 15-Second Video Clips to Instagram

The new video tool resembles Twitter's recent product launch, Vine. The battles continues.
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Promises More Details About U.S. Government Surveillance

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Promises More Details About U.S. Government Surveillance

In a live Q+A with The Guardian, he hints at new details about the scandal and provides insight into why he went public.

Twitter Makes Analytics Open to All Users, for Free

Twitter gives marketers a gift by opening its analytics, Facebook finally adds hashtags, Yelp recommends nearby places and more social-media news.
4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

The tech giant already is already a leader in maps, but here's why the billion-dollar acquisition can make sense.
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