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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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Facebook's Graph Search Holds Promise for Social Marketing

Facebook's Graph Search Holds Promise for Social Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

Lessons about Building a Team from Zuckerberg and Facebook

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

Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

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

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

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.
New Facebook Rules Limit Use of Text on Images

New Facebook Rules Limit Use of Text on Images

Three tips for maximizing your brand's exposure while staying compliant with the network's new policies.
How Instagram's New Terms Ignited a PR Debacle

How Instagram's New Terms Ignited a PR Debacle

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

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

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

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

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

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

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

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

These features might make managing your company's Facebook page even easier.
How to Promote Your Business Events on Facebook

How to Promote Your Business Events on Facebook

Use care in setting up the event, then create excitement with visually compelling posts and ads.
10 Quick Steps to Creating a Facebook Ad Campaign

10 Quick Steps to Creating a Facebook Ad Campaign

A step-by-step look at how to start advertising on the big social network.
Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

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

iPad App Sources Travel Photos From Facebook

A crowdsourced code allows a travel-photo app to take off.
How to Get Started With Facebook Offers

How to Get Started With Facebook Offers

Here are five ways to make the most of Facebook's latest advertising opportunity for businesses.
New Facebook Option Can Help Brands Regain Fan Engagement

New Facebook Option Can Help Brands Regain Fan Engagement

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

3 Ways to Promote Your Brand Without Facebook

Here's how you can boost your brand without using the world's largest social network.
14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

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

5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

With the final debate tonight and the election right around the corner, follow these tips when mentioning politics on social media.
Facebook's Lessons in Leadership

Facebook's Lessons in Leadership

Here's what budding entrepreneurs can learn from Zuckerberg's path to becoming a successful CEO.
This Little-Known Facebook Feature Can Help You Monitor Customers and Competitors

This Little-Known Facebook Feature Can Help You Monitor Customers and Competitors

Find ways to nurture existing customers and attract new clients with the social network's 'Interest Lists.'
5 Tips for Using Social Media as a Customer Service Tool

5 Tips for Using Social Media as a Customer Service Tool

Why you should embrace negative comments online and how to do it right.
Sheryl Sandberg's Pitch: Facebook Is the Future of Selling Online

Sheryl Sandberg's Pitch: Facebook Is the Future of Selling Online

Companies large and small can benefit from 'real, authentic' interactions on the world's largest social network.
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