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Mark Zuckerberg Talks Workouts, Telepathy and AI
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Workouts, Telepathy and AI

In his latest townhall Q&A session, the Facebook CEO fielded questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Branson, Steven Hawking, Shakira and Arianna Huffington.
Laura Entis
Facebook Users Across the U.S. Can Now Send Money Via Messenger
Facebook

Facebook Users Across the U.S. Can Now Send Money Via Messenger

By linking a debit card to Facebook Messenger, you can send and receive funds through the social network.
The Truth About Facebook and Millennials
Marketing

The Truth About Facebook and Millennials

Reports of Facebook's demise among teens have been greatly exaggerated. Here, some marketing lessons from the kids and the unique ways they use their favorite undead platform.
Ann Handley
Facebook Nabs Yahoo Exec as New Chief Security Officer
Facebook

Facebook Nabs Yahoo Exec as New Chief Security Officer

The position was vacated by Joe Sullivan who left Facebook in April to join Uber.
10 of the Dumbest Social Media Blunders Ever
Social Media

10 of the Dumbest Social Media Blunders Ever

The Internet is an effective means of building your brand slowly or mangling it in a big hurry.
Eric Samson
Facebook Releases Moments, Another Standalone App
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Facebook Releases Moments, Another Standalone App

Moments aims to let people share pictures privately with their friends on Facebook.
Jason Fell
How to Improve Your Facebook Reach (Infographic)
Facebook

How to Improve Your Facebook Reach (Infographic)

If you become 'News Feed Friendly,' you'll start getting more traffic from Facebook and diversify your traffic sources.
Zach Bulygo
Obey These 5 Facebook Commandments for Social Media Success
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Obey These 5 Facebook Commandments for Social Media Success

Using the social network personally doesn't qualify you as an expert.
Matthew Toren
These Are the Countries -- and Companies -- With the Best Paternity Leave Policies
Parents

These Are the Countries -- and Companies -- With the Best Paternity Leave Policies

Sweden will require new dads to take 3 months of paid leave, while U.S. banking giant Goldman Sachs has doubled its paternity leave policy.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Is Giving Out Free Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses
Facebook

Facebook Is Giving Out Free Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses

Local businesses that have tested Facebook's Place Tips have seen an uptick in traffic on the social networking site. Now, you can try the feature yourself.
Kate Taylor
As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright Infringement
Online Video

As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright Infringement

Creators say their videos are being pilfered and posted onto Facebook by third parties, which detracts from valuable YouTube views.
Geoff Weiss
Read Sheryl Sandberg's Poignant Facebook Post on Losing Her Husband
Entrepreneurs

Read Sheryl Sandberg's Poignant Facebook Post on Losing Her Husband

Facebook's COO shares what she's learned about mourning, grieving and human connection since her husband passed away 30 days ago.
Laura Entis
When It Comes to Content Marketing, You Should Absolutely Double Down on Facebook
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When It Comes to Content Marketing, You Should Absolutely Double Down on Facebook

The big blue social network is the key marketing platform for the foreseeable future.
Brian Honigman
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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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