Facebook

Facebook

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.

Read More ▼
Today's Most Read

News and Articles About Facebook

Study: Emotions on Facebook Are Contagious
Emotions

Study: Emotions on Facebook Are Contagious

Watch out: That Facebook post your friend wrote about his miserable day may lead you to write a miserable post of your own.
Laura Entis
10 Fascinating Facts About the World Wide Web on Its 25th Birthday
History of the Internet

10 Fascinating Facts About the World Wide Web on Its 25th Birthday

What you might not know about the intangible cultural force that forever changed the way we live, work, play and communicate.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Updated Facebook 'Pages' Allow You to Stack Up Your Competitors' Social Metrics
Social Media

Updated Facebook 'Pages' Allow You to Stack Up Your Competitors' Social Metrics

Facebook is rolling out a streamlined version of its Pages feature that will allow administrators to keep an eye on the social performance of competing businesses.
Geoff Weiss
This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series
Social Media

This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

Forget pilot season. The Science Channel is developing a new TV series inspired by the 'I F--ing Love Science' Facebook page.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook to Hold Its First Developer Conference Since 2011
Conferences

Facebook to Hold Its First Developer Conference Since 2011

The conference, to be held in San Francisco on April 30, will focus on the development of mobile apps.
Laura Entis
5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch
Startups

5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch

Meet the savvy bootstrappers heating up Los Angeles' exploding startup ecosystem.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica
Startups

Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica

SXSW is still way cooler, but Silicon Beach's glitzy tech con is all about the Moneyball.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year
Security

Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

The social media giant has partnered with the city of Menlo Park, Calif., to have a police officer patrol the area surrounding Facebook's headquarters.
These Are the Types of Posts People Share the Most on Facebook
Facebook Marketing

These Are the Types of Posts People Share the Most on Facebook

If you want your content to be seen on Facebook, these types of updates can get you the most traction.
The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin
Bitcoin

The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin

The Winklevii boys' small step toward outer space is a giant leap into mainstream for the digital currency.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Now Lets You Block the Annoying Content Your Friends Want You to Read
Facebook

Facebook Now Lets You Block the Annoying Content Your Friends Want You to Read

The new feature allows you to eliminate posts from specific sites without unfollowing friends.
Laura Entis
Women Dominate Every Social Media Network -- Except One (Infographic)
Social Media

Women Dominate Every Social Media Network -- Except One (Infographic)

Fewer men use fewer social media networks for fewer reasons, a new infographic shows.
Catherine Clifford
Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones
Drones

Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones

Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-flying, solar-powered drones, as it looks to bring internet access to every corner of the world.
Benjamin Kabin
10 Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong
Social Media

10 Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong

If you fall into any of these traps, it's time to reevaluate your strategy.
Eric Siu