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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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If You Ask for 'Likes' on Facebook, You're About to Get Clobbered
Facebook

If You Ask for 'Likes' on Facebook, You're About to Get Clobbered

The social network says it will crack down on spammy pages that try to game engagement and shares.
Jason Fell
Want to Chat on Facebook? Soon, You'll Need a Second App for That.
Facebook

Want to Chat on Facebook? Soon, You'll Need a Second App for That.

Users might not be happy about needing another app, but the move could ultimately make Facebook Messenger a much more powerful tool.
Benjamin Kabin
The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know
Social Media

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
Jayson DeMers
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company
Websites

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
Ann Handley
Why Oculus Didn't Betray Backers With $2B Facebook Buyout
Crowdfunding

Why Oculus Didn't Betray Backers With $2B Facebook Buyout

Recent editorials show that the difference between rewards-based and equity crowdfunding is misunderstood.
Kendall Almerico
Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point
Social Media

Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point

Twitter is rolling out revamped profile layouts with broadened images and new features, like the automatic enlargement of top-performing content.
Geoff Weiss
Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work
Productivity

Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work

On the 50th anniversary of IBM's iconic mainframe workhorse, we look at the revolutionary, lasting impact that computers, in all their many forms, have had on how we do (and sometimes don't) get work done.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Giving Advertisers a Way to Bypass Facebook Click Fraud
Facebook advertising

Giving Advertisers a Way to Bypass Facebook Click Fraud

To avoid getting burned by bots, marketers should pay for ads based on viewable impressions.
Ted Dhanik
How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds
Websites

How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds

Strikingly pulls from LinkedIn to build customized websites in one easy step.
Gwen Moran
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
Paula Deen

Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
Laura Entis
Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing
Mark Zuckerberg

Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing

The CEO and co-founder of Facebook may have a $1 salary on paper, but he took home $3.3 billion by exercising stock options for 2013.
Laura Entis
This 'Breakup Letter' Describing What It's Like to Advertise on Facebook Is Brutal and Hilarious
Facebook advertising

This 'Breakup Letter' Describing What It's Like to Advertise on Facebook Is Brutal and Hilarious

'You lied to us,' this startup complains to Facebook. 'You've changed. A lot.'
Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)
Social Media

Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

Having the right content is great, but knowing the time of day when people are most receptive to posts is invaluable.
Dane Atkinson
4 Things to Know About Facebook's Plan for Total World Domination
Facebook

4 Things to Know About Facebook's Plan for Total World Domination

Mark Zuckerberg is taking on Planet Earth by drone, laser and satellite, pledging to connect the 'whole world' to the Internet… One new Facebook user at a time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow