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Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your 'Stranger on a Train'
Social Media

Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your 'Stranger on a Train'

The CEO and co-founder of Whisper offers an in-depth look at how he launched the anonymous confessional app and why he believes all the secrets shared are real.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote
Social Media

Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Logic We Use to Unfriend on Facebook
Facebook

The Logic We Use to Unfriend on Facebook

Sometimes you have to cut ties with those in your online life.
Wendy Frink
The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)
Facebook

The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)

So far in 2014, there have been three M&A deals larger than Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.
Catherine Clifford
Mark Zuckerberg Gets Waxed (Don't Worry. It's Not What You Think.)
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Mark Zuckerberg Gets Waxed (Don't Worry. It's Not What You Think.)

A wax statue of the tech tycoon is available for selfies at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.
Wendy Frink
Confessions of a Facebook Marketing Addict
Facebook Marketing

Confessions of a Facebook Marketing Addict

Facebook does a bang-up job of getting marketers hooked on ‘likes' and shares, but is any of it really productive?
Kevin Allen
4 Tactics for Surviving Facebook's Algorithm Changes (Infographic)
Social Media Marketing

4 Tactics for Surviving Facebook's Algorithm Changes (Infographic)

Develop the strategy the company should have had from the start: a results-driven effort across many social-media platforms, connected to other marketing campaigns.
Kevin Bobowski
Facebook Buys Popular Fitness-Tracker App So It Can Know Even More About You
Facebook

Facebook Buys Popular Fitness-Tracker App So It Can Know Even More About You

With its acquisition of Moves, the social network is getting into the fitness-tracking game alongside Fitbit and Nike.
Nina Zipkin
Avoid These Social Media Dead Zones
Productivity

Avoid These Social Media Dead Zones

Here are the worst times to post to the different channels.
Dane Atkinson
Love It or Hate It, Facebook Is So Hot Right Now
Facebook

Love It or Hate It, Facebook Is So Hot Right Now

Facebook appears to be unstoppable as it releases its first-quarter earnings.
Wendy Frink
An Entrepreneur's Social-Media Plan for Success
Social Media

An Entrepreneur's Social-Media Plan for Success

For those just jumping on the social-media bandwagon, here are a few tips on getting started.
Lisa Danielpour
Why Your Brand Should Be Posting on Facebook on Fridays
Social Media

Why Your Brand Should Be Posting on Facebook on Fridays

Make sure your business capitalizes as users start to check out on Fridays.
Wendy Frink
4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed
Movies

4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

From 'You've Got Mail' to 'Office Space,' modern technology would have altered -- if not outright killed -- the plot of these films.
Laura Entis
Here's What Happens When Facebook Advertising Fails
Facebook Marketing

Here's What Happens When Facebook Advertising Fails

As one company 'breaks up' with the social-media company, some tips for how your page can stay relevant and in front of your customers.
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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.

Some of Facebook's early investors included PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft. Napster founder Sean Parker was Facebook's founding president.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

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