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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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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.
How to React to Negative Comments on Facebook

How to React to Negative Comments on Facebook

Mikal Belicove offers tips for actively dealing with unflattering comments on the social network.
How to Find the Time to Post to Facebook Regularly

How to Find the Time to Post to Facebook Regularly

Consider this advice to help organize your content on the social networking site.
The Reasons Your Business Should Be on Facebook

The Reasons Your Business Should Be on Facebook

If engagement with customers is a priority, then being on Facebook might be right for your business. Entrepreneur Magazine writer Mikal Belicove explains.
How to Engage Fans on Facebook

How to Engage Fans on Facebook

Mikal Belicove shares his top three tips for sparking conversations on your page.
Jason Falls on Facebook Fan Page Mistakes

Jason Falls on Facebook Fan Page Mistakes

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

How to Find Your Authentic Voice on Social Media

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

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

Want to take your social media campaigns to the next level? These tools can help you get there.
How to Get the Most Bang For Your Facebook Ad Buck

How to Get the Most Bang For Your Facebook Ad Buck

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

How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

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

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

A new survey reveals the reach of the average Facebook user.
Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

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

Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.
What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

The social networking giant's showing on the public market may land with a thud.
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