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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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Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

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The popular photo sharing app will likely be acquired for $1 billion, reports say.
April 9, 2012 in Apps & Software
The Business Model for Disruption

The Business Model for Disruption

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For groundbreaking companies like Twitter and Pinterest, business plans take a backseat to growing traffic. Thanks to the excitement over the expected Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like the dot-com boom all over again.
April 3, 2012 in Your Business Plan
Facebook Timeline and Business Pages, Perfect Together

Facebook Timeline and Business Pages, Perfect Together

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Facebook's Timeline becomes mandatory for all Pages tomorrow. Here's how to use the format to your best advantage.
March 29, 2012 in Social Media
Video: What You Need to Know Before Advertising on FacebookPlay Video

What You Need to Know Before Advertising on Facebook (Video)

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Entrepreneur writer Mikal Belicove recommends having these three details in place before advertising on the big social network.
March 20, 2012 in Social Media
What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

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Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket present exciting new ways to increase a private company's liquidity -- but there are also dangers.
March 16, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
Video: How to Turn Facebook Fans into Paying CustomersPlay Video

How to Turn Facebook Fans into Paying Customers (Video)

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Entrepreneur Magazine writer Mikal Belicove explains what it takes to get your fans to buy what you're selling.
March 12, 2012 in Social Media
How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

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Movies and TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' have taken hold of the nation's imagination. See what you can learn from a zombie.
March 8, 2012 in Social Media
Video: How to React to Negative Comments on FacebookPlay Video

How to React to Negative Comments on Facebook (Video)

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Mikal Belicove offers tips for actively dealing with unflattering comments on the social network.
March 7, 2012 in Social Media
Video: How to Find the Time to Post to Facebook RegularlyPlay Video

How to Find the Time to Post to Facebook Regularly (Video)

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Consider this advice to help organize your content on the social networking site.
March 6, 2012 in Social Media
Video: The Reasons Your Business Should Be on FacebookPlay Video

The Reasons Your Business Should Be on Facebook (Video)

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If engagement with customers is a priority, then being on Facebook might be right for your business. Entrepreneur Magazine writer Mikal Belicove explains.
March 6, 2012 in Social Media
Video: How to Engage Fans on FacebookPlay Video

How to Engage Fans on Facebook (Video)

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Mikal Belicove shares his top three tips for sparking conversations on your page.
March 6, 2012 in Social Media
Video: Jason Falls on Facebook Fan Page MistakesPlay Video

Jason Falls on Facebook Fan Page Mistakes (Video)

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A look at common fumbles business owners make when trying to attract fans on the social network.
February 29, 2012 in Social Media
How to Find Your Authentic Voice on Social Media

How to Find Your Authentic Voice on Social Media

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How do you engage customers on social media--without sounding like you're marketing to them? Let the Esquire guy be your guide.
February 27, 2012 in Social Media
10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using -- Now

10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using -- Now

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Want to take your social media campaigns to the next level? These tools can help you get there.
February 21, 2012 in Apps & Software
How to Get the Most Bang For Your Facebook Ad Buck

How to Get the Most Bang For Your Facebook Ad Buck

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Facebook advertising can be surprisingly cost effective. Here's advice on getting your money's worth.
February 13, 2012 in Social Media
How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

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Macon Phillips, the White House's director of New Media, describes how the administration is using social media in unique ways -- and how your business can too.
February 8, 2012 in Social Media
Is Your Facebook Business Page Ready for 31,170 Visitors?

Is Your Facebook Business Page Ready for 31,170 Visitors?

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A new survey reveals the reach of the average Facebook user.
February 7, 2012 in Social Media
Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

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Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.
February 2, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

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The social networking giant's showing on the public market may land with a thud.
February 1, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

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Facebook has the potential to raise $10 billion in an IPO. Here's why that's possible.
January 31, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
Is Facebook Advertising for You?

Is Facebook Advertising for You?

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Most businesses can benefit from some sort of Facebook advertising, but not every business should make a significant investment in it. Should you?
January 31, 2012 in Social Media
Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

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As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, smaller social-networking sites are stepping up.
January 16, 2012 in Social Media
New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page

New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page

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ShortStack offers hungry businesses a lumberjack breakfast's range of Facebook page options.
January 11, 2012 in Social Media
How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

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From the rise of Google+ to the oversaturation of social media, here's what five social media mavens have to say about what's on the horizon in 2012.
January 4, 2012 in Social Media
How Small-Business Owners Can Cast a Social Safety Net

How Small-Business Owners Can Cast a Social Safety Net

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We look at six tools that can help protect your company's social-media contacts and content.
December 30, 2011 in Social Media
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