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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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5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.
New Facebook Features Help Businesses Better Manage Their Pages

New Facebook Features Help Businesses Better Manage Their Pages

Facebook released a trio of highly anticipated features expected to make managing a Facebook page for a business easier.
3 Ways to Supercharge Fan Engagement on Facebook

3 Ways to Supercharge Fan Engagement on Facebook

Here's how visual images, questions and videos can get your fans buzzing.
What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding

What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding

The disastrous Facebook initial public offering isn't likely to damp venture-capital interest in tech startups.
5 Ways to Master Social Media Multitasking

5 Ways to Master Social Media Multitasking

These tips and inexpensive tools can help streamline your efforts across multiple social media sites.
Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?

Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?

With the Apple founder's death and the Facebook IPO, there's been a changing of the guard in Silicon Valley. Here's how the two leaders' styles compare.
What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

After Facebook's IPO, the social network is being valued at about $100 billion. Here's how you can try to emulate that success.
Facebook's 3 Biggest Ecommerce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Facebook's 3 Biggest Ecommerce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to selling goods on the big social network, most users don't want to make purchases. Here's how to steer clear of the issues.
When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

Clicking the 'Like' button on a business, brand, organization or person's official Facebook Page may be grounds for dismissal.
Finding the Best Time to Post to Social Networks

Finding the Best Time to Post to Social Networks

Popular URL shortening service bitly examines the peak times to post to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again

Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again

State and federal legislation aimed at protecting freedom of speech is catching up with social media and employers.
5 Critical Questions Facebook Must Answer in Its IPO Roadshow

5 Critical Questions Facebook Must Answer in Its IPO Roadshow

If founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to win over investors, he'll need to have clear explanations for these looming issues.
Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With

Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With

Electronic devices that are worn on the body and relay information are starting to receive a lot of buzz, but partnering with a big company is the key to getting the product to see the light of day.
Why Instagram Won't Be the Last Startup Facebook Buys Before Its IPO

Why Instagram Won't Be the Last Startup Facebook Buys Before Its IPO

The big social network is on the hunt for small companies that can strengthen its hold on the social media market.
Why a Facebook Page Isn't Enough For Your Business

Why a Facebook Page Isn't Enough For Your Business

Your website is all about your brand while Facebook is a social network that you can't control. Writer Mikal Belicove explains.
Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

The young startup has a small staff and no revenue, but Facebook's decision to buy is not just a blind gamble. Other venture capital firms will be looking to invest in similar companies.
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

Here's a quick history of the meteoric rise of the popular file-sharing app, which is being acquired by Facebook despite its absence of revenue.
Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

The popular photo sharing app will likely be acquired for $1 billion, reports say.
The Business Model for Disruption

The Business Model for Disruption

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.
Facebook Timeline and Business Pages, Perfect Together

Facebook Timeline and Business Pages, Perfect Together

Facebook's Timeline becomes mandatory for all Pages tomorrow. Here's how to use the format to your best advantage.
What You Need to Know Before Advertising on Facebook

What You Need to Know Before Advertising on Facebook

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

What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket present exciting new ways to increase a private company's liquidity -- but there are also dangers.
How to Turn Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

How to Turn Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

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

How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

Movies and TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' have taken hold of the nation's imagination. See what you can learn from a zombie.
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