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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.

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Is Facebook Really a Failure to Marketers?
Marketing

Is Facebook Really a Failure to Marketers?

Research firm Forrester recently penned a scathing letter to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking the social network to task over its marketing platform. But are its criticisms fair?
Andrea Huspeni
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs
Growth Strategies

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
Brian Patrick Eha
How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)
Marketing

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

From General Electric to Red Bull, these 24 brands selected by the Webby Awards are proving there is more to social media than cat pictures. Here's what you can learn.
Kate Taylor
With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'
Marketing

With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'

The social network has rolled out a feature that offers suggestions to media organizations about which articles they should post to their pages.
Andrea Huspeni
Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup
Technology

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

The Facebook co-founder co-led a $4 million round in survey startup Panorama Education in what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education.
Andrea Huspeni
How Online Personality Assessments Could Revolutionize Hiring
Growth Strategies

How Online Personality Assessments Could Revolutionize Hiring

Michal Kosinski is convinced that employers of the future will be able to evaluate millions of job applicants within seconds based on psychological profiles compiled from applicants' online behavior.
Laura Entis
Marketing

Facebook Allows Teens to Make Posts Public

In a move that could change the way companies market to teens online, Facebook will give teens the option of making their content public.
Lyneka Little
How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)
Technology

How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)

As most execs feel their companies aren't going digital quickly enough, Starbucks provides a model for tech success.
Kate Taylor
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo
Technology

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo

The $200 million acquisition could also help in Facebook's mission to bring the internet to the masses.
Benjamin Kabin
14 Early Startup Execs Who Missed Out on Making Millions
Technology

14 Early Startup Execs Who Missed Out on Making Millions

While many founders, executives and investors are raking in fortunes on their startups, these people have missed out big time.
Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature
Marketing

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

As Facebook makes it more difficult for users to maintain privacy, its co-founder is taking drastic measures to protect his own.
Jason Fell
5 Ways to Become a Social Media Rock Star
Marketing

5 Ways to Become a Social Media Rock Star

Our Ask the Expert this month is digital-marketing guru, Ian Lurie. Check out what he thinks businesses absolutely need in their social-media marketing strategies.
Ian Lurie
If Facebook Gives Your Business Free Wi-Fi, What's in It for You?
Technology

If Facebook Gives Your Business Free Wi-Fi, What's in It for You?

Customers have come to expect free wireless internet in many businesses. Thanks to Facebook, businesses will now be able to get some things in return.
Brian Patrick Eha
Facebook's Luxury Housing Complex Is a Great Way to Never Leave Work
Entrepreneurs

Facebook's Luxury Housing Complex Is a Great Way to Never Leave Work

Facebook is building a 394-unit luxury housing complex within walking distance of its Menlo Park headquarters. But would you want to live with your coworkers?
Brian Patrick Eha