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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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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
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: Eliminate Bias That Women 'Aren't Meant to Lead'
Leadership

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: Eliminate Bias That Women 'Aren't Meant to Lead'

Facebook's COO says there is a bias in the business world that women are too aggressive.
Jason Fell
Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move
Productivity

Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move

One in five workplaces block access to Facebook, but does banning social media at work boost productivity or hurt morale and erode trust?
Stephanie Vozza
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California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.
Marketing

California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.

A new law gives people under the age of 18 an 'eraser button' to delete embarrassing, crude or cruel online posts that could follow them into adulthood and employment.
Lauren Covello
Are Your Fans Among the Most Social on Facebook? (Infographic)
Marketing

Are Your Fans Among the Most Social on Facebook? (Infographic)

Here's a look at what types of brands have the strongest and most social communities on the big social network.
Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech
Technology

Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

According to a ruling on Tuesday, anything you Like on Facebook can't and won't be used against you -- in a court of law or anywhere else.
Brian Patrick Eha
3 Bad Mistakes Good People Make on Facebook
Marketing

3 Bad Mistakes Good People Make on Facebook

If not managed wisely, your Facebook account can work against your business.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Starting a Business

Why Milton Friedman Could Love Social Entrepreneurship

Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
Ray Hennessey
Yes, Videos Are Playing Automatically in Your Facebook Newsfeed Now
Marketing

Yes, Videos Are Playing Automatically in Your Facebook Newsfeed Now

Next we may see advertising videos showing up sometime before the end of the year.
Jason Fell
New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry
Marketing

New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry

The social network is under fire again over the way it shares user information for advertising purposes.
Jason Fell
Facebook Rolls Out 'Professional Skills' Section on User Profiles
Marketing

Facebook Rolls Out 'Professional Skills' Section on User Profiles

Taking aim at LinkedIn's online networking and recruiting market, Facebook has added a new profile section for users to enter their professional skills.
Laura Entis
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events
Technology

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.
Catherine Clifford
Technology

Russian Internet Company Sells Facebook Shares for $525 Million

Now that Facebook is finally several dollars north of its May 2012 IPO price, investors are seeing profits.
Brian Patrick Eha
Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think
Marketing

Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think

A new report says posts with hashtags get less viral reach than posts without.
Benjamin Kabin