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Right Business, Wrong Social Media Culture
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Right Business, Wrong Social Media Culture

When creating an online marketing strategy for your company, be sure to select the right platform.
Jay Izso
Facebook Reportedly Building 'Facebook for Work' to Compete With LinkedIn, Google
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Facebook Reportedly Building 'Facebook for Work' to Compete With LinkedIn, Google

Instead of being banned at work, the company reportedly wants its platform to be embraced as a productivity tool.
Laura Entis
This Investor Plans to Launch Another 10 Startups in 2015
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This Investor Plans to Launch Another 10 Startups in 2015

It also plans to work closely with Facebook on advertising.
Apple Gets Aggressive and Europe Makes Space History: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Apple Gets Aggressive and Europe Makes Space History: Your Weekly News Roundup

Check out the headlines entrepreneurs and innovators need to know.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?
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Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?

Americans overwhelmingly say that they don't feel in-control of how their personal data is collected online, and Facebook's new privacy policy will likely do little to change the sentiment.
Laura Entis
6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook
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6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook

Studies show the social network drives us to spend more and work less and makes us unhappy.
Anna James
How the End of Facebook 'Like-Gating' Will Benefit Brands
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How the End of Facebook 'Like-Gating' Will Benefit Brands

Facebook put an end to the common social media marketing strategy Wednesday, but that may just be a good thing.
Mairead Ridge
Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?
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Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?

Privacy concerns and the availability of ad-blocking software may force online businesses to rethink how they reach their audiences.
Larry Alton
Facebook Says 'Messenger' Has Reached Half a Billion Users
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Facebook Says 'Messenger' Has Reached Half a Billion Users

This just a few months after it was separated from the main Facebook app.
 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
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From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)

IM apps have 4ever altered how we communicate. Countless messaging tools have come and gone in the 18 years since they first debuted. Which ones will stand the test of time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media
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The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media

In a nutshell: You run the risk of alienating people.
Laura Entis
'I Am Not a Cool Person': Our 5 Favorite Takeaways From Mark Zuckerberg's First Public Q&A
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'I Am Not a Cool Person': Our 5 Favorite Takeaways From Mark Zuckerberg's First Public Q&A

The Facebook founder chats about Appletinis and explains why he forced people to download a separate app for Facebook Messenger.
Geoff Weiss
With Help From Zuck, This Campaign Just Became Indiegogo's Most Funded Project Yet
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With Help From Zuck, This Campaign Just Became Indiegogo's Most Funded Project Yet

Code.org launched a crowdfunding campaign in October that has raised nearly $3 million and counting.
Catherine Clifford
Facebook

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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