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Why Ello Suddenly Went Viral
Data-Driven Marketing

Why Ello Suddenly Went Viral

The fledgling social network was one of the most talked-about items last week. Here's why.
Nina Zipkin
Hot New Social Network Ello Knocked Out By Cyber Attack... Already
Data-Driven Marketing

Hot New Social Network Ello Knocked Out By Cyber Attack... Already

Just when we were saying our first hello to Ello, it said goodbye. Here's why. And, yes, the buzzing ad-free social magnet is back up and running.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Fast-Growing Ello a Facebook Killer? Not So Fast.
Data-Driven Marketing

Fast-Growing Ello a Facebook Killer? Not So Fast.

There's no denying the network was launched, at least partially, in reaction to all the data Facebook collects on its users. But don't expect the nascent company to really threaten Facebook's dominance.
Matt Hunter
A Day in the Life of a Kickstarter Creator
Crowdfunding

A Day in the Life of a Kickstarter Creator

Asking people for money is tough. But some are learning how to do it and starting businesses as a result.
Sally Outlaw
New Details Emerge About Facebook's 'Buy' Button
Data-Driven Marketing

New Details Emerge About Facebook's 'Buy' Button

Social media platforms are doubling as ecommerce platforms that deliver instant gratification in the form of instant in-feed purchases.
Laura Entis
How to Build a Strong Social-Media Presence
Data-Driven Marketing

How to Build a Strong Social-Media Presence

By implementing these simple steps, entrepreneurs can stay on the forefront of the social-media sphere while also growing their following across social channels.
Ann Tran
Apple Tries to Distance Itself From Facebook and Google on Privacy
Privacy Policies

Apple Tries to Distance Itself From Facebook and Google on Privacy

As Apple continues to investigate its own high-profile hack, CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter to customers assuring their private data is safe.
Matt Clinch
Protect Your Privacy With These Strange Anti-Surveillance Frocks and Fashions
Business Accelerated

Protect Your Privacy With These Strange Anti-Surveillance Frocks and Fashions

Big Brother is watching you, but you don't have to take it lying down. Don these stealthy countersurveillance frocks and styles to fool the all-seeing eye.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Facebook Is About to Get More Like YouTube
Data-Driven Marketing

How Facebook Is About to Get More Like YouTube

Look out, YouTube. Facebook is flexing its video muscle with these two new features that marketers will eat up.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Competitor, Is Now Officially a Snapchat Clone
Mobile Apps

Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Competitor, Is Now Officially a Snapchat Clone

The social media giant killed the only feature that differentiated the service from Snapchat.
Laura Entis
Should Complaining About Work on Social Media Be a Fireable Offense?
Data-Driven Marketing

Should Complaining About Work on Social Media Be a Fireable Offense?

A federal agency has ruled that two trash-talking employees fired by a Connecticut bar and grill in 2011 must be rehired by owners no later than this Friday.
Geoff Weiss
Data-Driven Marketing

A Day in the Life of a Successful Social-Media Strategy

Success isn't dependent on some X-factor or trick, but on consistency, connection and a little creativity.
Eric Siu
Facebook Says People Respond 20 Percent Faster Using Messenger App
Data-Driven Marketing

Facebook Says People Respond 20 Percent Faster Using Messenger App

The social network tries again to sell us on using its standalone messaging app.
Jason Fell
Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'
Content Strategy

Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.
Benjamin Kabin
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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