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Nielsen Adds Facebook Conversations to Its TV Ratings
Social Media

Nielsen Adds Facebook Conversations to Its TV Ratings

The media research firm will track public and private conversations regarding television shows on the platform.
Laura Entis
WhatsApp Scraps Subscription Fee, Announces New Communication Tools for Businesses
Business Accelerated

WhatsApp Scraps Subscription Fee, Announces New Communication Tools for Businesses

While the service has long vowed to remain free of third-party apps and spam, its latest pivot could pave the way for a Facebook-like monetization model.
Geoff Weiss
14 Power Facebook Tips to Build Your Brand and Business
Data-Driven Marketing

14 Power Facebook Tips to Build Your Brand and Business

It's time to start using your personal Facebook to build your brand, business and awareness.
Matt Sweetwood
Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data
Privacy Concerns

Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data

Clearly, the latest report from Pew shows we're conflicted, because we're still all on Facebook.
Laura Entis
Social-Media Marketing Is Not Dead: 10 Companies That Are Still Rocking It
Data-Driven Marketing

Social-Media Marketing Is Not Dead: 10 Companies That Are Still Rocking It

Does social media for business still make sense in 2016? These campaigns illustrate that the answer is yes.
Sujan Patel
7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts
Social Media

7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts

Here's why it's best to think before posting.
Carly Okyle
The Secrets to Creating Perfect Social-Media Posts
Social Media

The Secrets to Creating Perfect Social-Media Posts

Here are a few tips that will put you on the right path to better Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Vine posts.
Kevin Allen
Zuckerberg's 2016 Goal: Create His Own A.I. Butler
Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg's 2016 Goal: Create His Own A.I. Butler

'This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself,' Facebook CEO wrote.
Facing Net Neutrality Concerns, Zuckerberg Argues for Free Internet Service in India
Facebook

Facing Net Neutrality Concerns, Zuckerberg Argues for Free Internet Service in India

Critics acknowledge the program may get people on the Internet, but argue that it gives Facebook a money-making engine and harms competition.
Report: Google Is Building a 'Smart' Mobile-Messaging App to Rival Facebook Messenger
Business Accelerated

Report: Google Is Building a 'Smart' Mobile-Messaging App to Rival Facebook Messenger

The service will reportedly enable people to text each other and use chatbots to search, yes, you guessed it, Google.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Facebook Is Offering Employees $10,000 to Live Near HQ
Facebook

Why Facebook Is Offering Employees $10,000 to Live Near HQ

The company's offer is a statement about congestion in Silicon Valley and the shortcomings of remote workers.
John Boitnott
7 Social Media Power Techniques that Build Your Brand and Business
Social Media

7 Social Media Power Techniques that Build Your Brand and Business

To be successful today, you need the attitude that social media is not something you do. It's a lifestyle.
Matt Sweetwood
You Can Now Reserve an Uber Directly From Facebook's Messenger App
Business Accelerated

You Can Now Reserve an Uber Directly From Facebook's Messenger App

The world's most popular ride-fetching app and the world's biggest social network just announced they're joining forces.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What Sheryl Sandberg Would Have Told Her Younger Self
Sheryl Sandberg

What Sheryl Sandberg Would Have Told Her Younger Self

The Facebook COO and founder of the Lean In movement opened up about her life and career on the question-and-answer website Quora.
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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