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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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Starr Hall on finding resources and creative ideas to attract the right social media fans.
August 23, 2011 in Social Media
Facebook Posting Techniques that Really Work

Facebook Posting Techniques that Really Work

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Boosting the effectiveness of your Facebook publishing strategy is easy if you know the answers to these seven questions.
August 18, 2011 in Online Marketing
Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires

Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires

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If your HR department or hiring manager is thinking about vetting job applicants via social media sites, consider these consequences.
August 9, 2011 in Social Media
Why Facebook's Friends May Fade

Why Facebook's Friends May Fade

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While its customer satisfaction score jumped by 3 percent in 2011, Facebook continues to disappoint the masses.
July 22, 2011 in Customer Service
Report: Facebook Users are a Trusting Bunch

Report: Facebook Users are a Trusting Bunch

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A new study investigates if Facebook and other popular social networking sites are socially isolating.
July 12, 2011 in Social Media
Google+ Isn't Ready For Business

Google+ Isn't Ready For Business

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Chomping at the bit to put your business on Google+? You're not alone -- but you'll have to wait.
July 7, 2011 in Online Marketing
Advertise on Facebook? AmEx Has the Credit Card for You

Advertise on Facebook? AmEx Has the Credit Card for You

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The AmEx program looks good on paper, but, for many entrepreneurs, the cost of entry may be too high.
June 30, 2011 in Advertising
The Spark That Fuels Wildfire Interactive

The Spark That Fuels Wildfire Interactive

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The adventurous couple looking to shake up the social-media marketing industry.
June 29, 2011 in Social Media
New Facebook Ad Unit Ask Users to Chime In

New Facebook Ad Unit Ask Users to Chime In

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Facebook's latest advertising concept -- Comment ads -- allow brands to engage with consumers in an entirely new way.
June 28, 2011 in Advertising
Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon

Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon

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The latest tech companies to go public have seen their share prices sink. Here's what the trend means for future tech IPOs.
June 23, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Taking the 'I' Out of Business Posts on Facebook

Taking the 'I' Out of Business Posts on Facebook

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To better express its collective efforts, a business should use the word 'we' in social media communications.
June 9, 2011 in Marketing
How to Promote Your Business Blog with Social Media

How to Promote Your Business Blog with Social Media

Follow these tips to harness the full promotional power of the social web.
June 7, 2011 in Online Marketing
Do Social Tools Really Hurt Employee Productivity?

Do Social Tools Really Hurt Employee Productivity?

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Questionable data surface suggesting apps designed to save time in the workplace are actually major causes of distraction.
May 31, 2011 in Productivity
Taking Stock of Empire Avenue for Business

Taking Stock of Empire Avenue for Business

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Empire Avenue's social media exchange offers a new way of cultivating brand evangelists.
May 24, 2011 in Marketing
Six Quick-Hit Marketing Ideas for Social Media

Six Quick-Hit Marketing Ideas for Social Media

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Add some short-term sizzle to your year-long marketing campaign.
May 23, 2011 in Marketing Ideas
LinkedIn's IPO Could Spark a Social Gold Rush

LinkedIn's IPO Could Spark a Social Gold Rush

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Whether we're in the midst of frothy times at tech companies has even fewer doubters after LinkedIn's stock debut.
May 19, 2011 in Technology
Location-Based Check-Ins on the Rise with Consumers

Location-Based Check-Ins on the Rise with Consumers

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Finally, good news for businesses interested in tapping into the power of social check-ins to find customers.
May 17, 2011 in Finding Customers
Why Social Isn't Helping Online Retailers Find Customers

Why Social Isn't Helping Online Retailers Find Customers

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Search, email and affiliate marketing trump Facebook and Twitter for customer acquisition.
May 5, 2011 in Social Media
10 Ways to Find Customers with Mobile Marketing

10 Ways to Find Customers with Mobile Marketing

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As consumers increasingly use smartphones and tablets, it's high time for you to have a mobile marketing strategy.
May 5, 2011 in Finding Customers
How Fast-Growing Companies Use Social-Media Marketing

How Fast-Growing Companies Use Social-Media Marketing

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Here's a sampling of how growth-minded businesses use social media to ring in sales.
April 29, 2011 in Social Media
Five Facebook Developments for Businesses

Five Facebook Developments for Businesses

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From deal making to commenting, Facebook's latest offerings shouldn't be ignored by business owners and brand managers.
April 28, 2011 in Social Media
Why We're Still Lost In Geolocation

Why We're Still Lost In Geolocation

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If you expect services like Foursquare or Gowalla to help grow your business, move past the check-in and offer something of value.
April 26, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

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Present a creative idea, and you might take home up to $25,000 in the current crop of contests. Here are details.
April 22, 2011 in Financing
Facebook and AmEx Offering Business Makeovers

Facebook and AmEx Offering Business Makeovers

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Winners of The Facebook Big Break for Small Business contest each receive $20k. Learn how to enter here.
April 22, 2011 in Financing
Don't Ignore the Easiest Place to Find Customers

Don't Ignore the Easiest Place to Find Customers

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Here's how to turn your current customers into your best customers.
April 22, 2011 in Finding Customers

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