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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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See How Fozzie the Bear Helped Viddy Build Social Media Buzz

See How Fozzie the Bear Helped Viddy Build Social Media Buzz

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New video-blogging platform helps entrepreneurs make high-quality short films that are made for social media. See how the company practices what it preaches.
December 22, 2011 in Social Media
See What Attracts People to Your Business's Facebook Page

See What Attracts People to Your Business's Facebook Page

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Want to boost the stickiness of your business's Facebook page? Take a gander at what people look at on the typical business page.
December 21, 2011 in Social Media
Why Small Businesses Should Care About Their 'Social Influence'

Why Small Businesses Should Care About Their 'Social Influence'

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To find out just how valuable your social-media presence is, consider factoring in the influence of your fans and followers, too.
December 20, 2011 in Online Marketing
The Holidays' Most Unique Big Business Social Media Campaigns

The Holidays' Most Unique Big Business Social Media Campaigns

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When it comes to decking the halls, big brands are pulling out all the stops this year. Here are some holiday-themed social media strategies that small businesses can learn from.
December 13, 2011 in Social Media
How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

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Consider this advice for getting customer feedback over Facebook and Twitter.
December 7, 2011 in Social Media
How Gowalla's Deal with Facebook Affects You

How Gowalla's Deal with Facebook Affects You

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Facebook's recent hire of Gowalla's geosocial team may signal the launch of Timeline, sooner.
December 6, 2011 in Social Media
Understanding the Value of a Facebook Fan

Understanding the Value of a Facebook Fan

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Think having Facebook fans doesn't matter? Consider this: People who "like" your business are three times more likely to make purchases than those who don't.
November 30, 2011 in Social Media
Why Your Small Business Should Hangout on Google+

Why Your Small Business Should Hangout on Google+

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Here are three ways your business can best utilize the latest social network.
November 29, 2011 in Social Media
More Small Businesses Extol the Benefits of Social Media

More Small Businesses Extol the Benefits of Social Media

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Small business owners have long criticized social media as being cumbersome and time-consuming. But now, the benefits appear to be winning out.
November 17, 2011 in Social Media
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Social Media from Adam Carolla

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Social Media from Adam Carolla

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Comedian Adam Carolla created a podcast that launched to No. 1 in no time. Here's how he keeps fans coming back and how other entrepreneurs can too.
November 10, 2011 in Social Media
Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

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New York court ruling muddies the waters surrounding what employers can and cannot demand of their employees' social media activities.
November 3, 2011 in Social Media
Hotels That Rock at Social Media

Hotels That Rock at Social Media

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From star-studded boutique hotels to a small business near you, using social media as a customer service tool is a no-brainer.
November 2, 2011 in Social Media

Get Creative with Social Media: How to Make it Work for You

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Social media marketing is a great way to network and share information.
October 28, 2011 in Starting a Business
Small Business Saturday Kicks Off

Small Business Saturday Kicks Off

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urges consumers across the country to support independent merchants on Nov. 26.
October 27, 2011 in Marketing Ideas
Facebook Friends Franchises

Facebook Friends Franchises

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The social-networking giant joins the International Franchise Association, with plans to appear at the trade group's annual meeting.
October 25, 2011 in Franchises
Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

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Call it a bubble or not, Groupon's lower valuation may throw a wrench in it.
October 21, 2011 in IPOs and DPOs
How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

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A look at how the third-largest social network built a following, plus hiring tips for expanding businesses.
October 20, 2011 in Success Stories
Chief Cheezburger Ben Huh Dishes on Social Media

Chief Cheezburger Ben Huh Dishes on Social Media

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Building a media colossus isn't easy, but using social media can help. Here's how Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger? is continually perfecting his company's strategy.
October 18, 2011 in Social Media
Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

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Starting up a gaming company can be complex. Here are some tips that Row Sham Bow CEO learned to stay focused.
October 13, 2011 in Startup Basics
Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn

Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn

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Facebook posts about work may be protected speech -- giving small employers more of a reason to seek professional advice when crafting a social-media policy.
October 5, 2011 in Social Media
How Facebook's Facelift Affects Your Business

How Facebook's Facelift Affects Your Business

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While users bemoan its most recent changes, Facebook's update may be a good thing for businesses and brands.
September 27, 2011 in Social Media
Facebook Has Lots to Share At f8 (Video)

Facebook Has Lots to Share At f8 (Video)

Now 800 million members strong, the social media giant reveals major changes and a slew of new features.
September 22, 2011 in Social Media
A Profile of the Active Social Networker

A Profile of the Active Social Networker

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Americans are spending more time on social networks and blogs, according to a new study from Nielsen. Here's what that means for you.
September 20, 2011 in Social Media
Are Facebook Posts Penalized by Using Third-Party Tools?

Are Facebook Posts Penalized by Using Third-Party Tools?

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If a new report is to be believed, using a third-party tool to post Facebook updates may actually do more harm than good.
September 15, 2011 in Social Media
Facebook Offers Newbies a Step-by-Step Guide

Facebook Offers Newbies a Step-by-Step Guide

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New guide is a big help for business owners new to the popular social network, but trial and error will still be required.
September 9, 2011 in Social Media

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