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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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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.
The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

Facebook has the potential to raise $10 billion in an IPO. Here's why that's possible.
Is Facebook Advertising for You?

Is Facebook Advertising for You?

Most businesses can benefit from some sort of Facebook advertising, but not every business should make a significant investment in it. Should you?
Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, smaller social-networking sites are stepping up.
New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page

New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page

ShortStack offers hungry businesses a lumberjack breakfast's range of Facebook page options.
How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

From the rise of Google+ to the oversaturation of social media, here's what five social media mavens have to say about what's on the horizon in 2012.
How Small-Business Owners Can Cast a Social Safety Net

How Small-Business Owners Can Cast a Social Safety Net

We look at six tools that can help protect your company's social-media contacts and content.
See How Fozzie the Bear Helped Viddy Build Social Media Buzz

See How Fozzie the Bear Helped Viddy Build Social Media Buzz

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.
See What Attracts People to Your Business's Facebook Page

See What Attracts People to Your Business's Facebook Page

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

Why Small Businesses Should Care About Their 'Social Influence'

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

The Holidays' Most Unique Big Business Social Media Campaigns

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.
How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

Consider this advice for getting customer feedback over Facebook and Twitter.
How Gowalla's Deal with Facebook Affects You

How Gowalla's Deal with Facebook Affects You

Facebook's recent hire of Gowalla's geosocial team may signal the launch of Timeline, sooner.
Understanding the Value of a Facebook Fan

Understanding the Value of a Facebook Fan

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.
Why Your Small Business Should Hangout on Google+

Why Your Small Business Should Hangout on Google+

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

More Small Businesses Extol the Benefits of Social Media

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

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Social Media from Adam Carolla

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

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

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

Hotels That Rock at Social Media

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

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

Social media marketing is a great way to network and share information.
Small Business Saturday Kicks Off

Small Business Saturday Kicks Off

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urges consumers across the country to support independent merchants on Nov. 26.
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