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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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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.
The Social Media Rules for CEOs

The Social Media Rules for CEOs

Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are usually the domain of one of your employees, but if want to get involved, here are the things you should consider.
Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook Deny Involvement in Government Spying Program

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook Deny Involvement in Government Spying Program

The big tech companies claim they haven't heard of the National Security Agency's program called PRISM.
Like Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out Verified Pages

Like Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out Verified Pages

The social-media giant will now identify pages that are managed by high-profile businesses and celebrities.
Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Read about the growing interest in the Israel-based Waze, the problems with Twitter's two-step authentication process, Flickr's website malfunction and more social-media news.

Google Glass Adds Facebook, Tumblr and 5 Other New Apps

Read about new Google Glass apps, Yahoo's interest in buying Tumblr, Jelly's major investors and more social-media news.
 Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

A year after its initial public offering, we look back at the social media giant's highs and lows as a public company.
YouTube Creates Paid Subscription Service for Brands

YouTube Creates Paid Subscription Service for Brands

Read about YouTube's paid channels, Facebook's international growth, LinkedIn's new 'Channels' and more social-media news.
Amid Mobile Effort, LinkedIn Falls Short

Amid Mobile Effort, LinkedIn Falls Short

Read about LinkedIn's disappointing second-quarter forecast, Google's plans for your app activity data, Warren Buffett's new online presence, and more social-media news.
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

Facebook's $85 million acquisition, Tumblr's new mobile ads, Zach Braff's Kickstarter project and more social-media news.
Facebook, Foursquare Redesign Business Pages

Facebook, Foursquare Redesign Business Pages

What you need to know about the new tools and features.
An Inside Look at Facebook Home

An Inside Look at Facebook Home

Is it worth downloading? Here's what works and what doesn't.
Facebook Expands Advertising Options With New 'Partner Categories'

Facebook Expands Advertising Options With New 'Partner Categories'

Collecting user behavioral data from digital marketers, the social networking giant allows advertisers to target more specific audiences.
How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

The SEC's ruling on disclosures, Bloomberg terminals' addition of live Twitter feeds, the announcement of Facebook Home and more social-media news.
Facebook Announces New 'Home' for Android

Facebook Announces New 'Home' for Android

The system creates a more immersive Facebook experience.

What's Trending With...Randi Zuckerberg? The Facebook Founder's Sister Talks About What's Next

YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Randi Zuckerberg at this year's SXSW. Beyond her uber famous brother, she talks about her own growing media empire.
Why Google Plans to Shut Down Reader

Why Google Plans to Shut Down Reader

Digg aims to fill the gap with its own reader, Facebook unveils a new timeline, Twitter gets into music discovery and more social-media news.
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