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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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 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
Apps

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
Social Media

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
Facebook

'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
Crowdfunding

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
When It Comes to Privacy, People Fear Facebook Most
Privacy concerns

When It Comes to Privacy, People Fear Facebook Most

The big social network also has the unfortunate distinction of being the company viewed as most likely to have a corporate scandal.
Ari Levy
Want Customers to Market Your Brand? Make Them Look Awesome.
Business Circle

Want Customers to Market Your Brand? Make Them Look Awesome.

Take a page out of the Facebook and GoPro playbook by allowing clients to showcase themselves for all the world to see.
Kai Sato
Now's Your Chance to Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything
Facebook

Now's Your Chance to Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything

The Facebook founder will be culling questions from users and answering via video this Thursday at 5 p.m. ET.
Geoff Weiss
Here's What the First Hires at Apple, Google and Other Top Tech Companies Are Doing Now
Tech Startups

Here's What the First Hires at Apple, Google and Other Top Tech Companies Are Doing Now

Some made millions, others saw fortunes slip through their fingers, and some have joined or founded other startups.
Alyson Shontell
Mark Zuckerberg's Grand Vision for the Next 10 Years of Facebook
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's Grand Vision for the Next 10 Years of Facebook

How the company can use its success to invest in long-term goals that will make it an even stronger company over the next decade.
Alyson Shontell
Facebook Shares Fall on Warning of Increased Spending
Facebook

Facebook Shares Fall on Warning of Increased Spending

The big social-media company also projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.
What's Missing From Your Facebook Ad Strategy
Business Circle

What's Missing From Your Facebook Ad Strategy

Mimic real-world social etiquette in Facebook ad campaigns, says the author of 'Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising.'
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Facebook Launches Rooms, an Anonymous App Linking People With Common Interests
Facebook

Facebook Launches Rooms, an Anonymous App Linking People With Common Interests

The new app is inspired by the internet's role as a 'third place' for strangers without traditional social bonds to meet and exchange ideas.
Benjamin Kabin
WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Somehow Found the Time to Learn Mandarin
Mark Zuckerberg

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Somehow Found the Time to Learn Mandarin

He conducted a 30-minute Q&A in Beijing Wednesday entirely in Mandarin, taking the time to crack a few jokes.
Laura Entis