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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.

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App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
February 4, 2014 in Apps & Software
5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

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On Facebook's 10th birthday, founder Mark Zuckerberg wants the social network to be relevant to everyone, not just the teens who were among its first users.
February 4, 2014 in News and Trends
Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

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The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
February 4, 2014 in Security
On Facebook's 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media Powerhouse

On Facebook's 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media Powerhouse

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In an exclusive interview with the 'Today' show, Zuckerberg says Facebook remains focused on its next big move.
February 4, 2014 in Social Media
Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

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There has been a lot of talk about Facebook losing its grip, but a new report released on the eve of its 10th anniversary shows Facebook is increasingly dominant.
February 3, 2014 in Social Media
Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

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Paper is an entirely reimagined way for Facebook users to interact with their feeds as well as consume content in a variety of other categories.
January 30, 2014 in Apps & Software
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

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Instead of targeting file sharing sites, Prince is now suing 22 website owners and Facebook users for copyright violation -- many of whom are likely his biggest fans.
January 27, 2014 in Legal Center
Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

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Get ahead of the curve with these tips from marketing pro Perry Marshall.
January 21, 2014 in Online Marketing
7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

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Brands will have to pony up a lot more money for staffing and other costs of online marketing and audience engagement.
January 17, 2014 in Social Media
How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

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If you want to accelerate your social media game by getting followers from your competitors, here are several tips you should consider.
January 16, 2014 in Social Media
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

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Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
January 13, 2014 in News and Trends
HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

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In an unprecedented move, the network uploaded the first two episodes of 'Girls' onto its YouTube channel this morning, hoping to engage the show's online fan base.
January 13, 2014 in Social Media
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
January 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

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Beginning April 9, ads that showcase when a friend happens to 'like' or check into a sponsored page or location will no longer be available for purchase.
January 10, 2014 in Advertising
San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

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The Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttle buses offered up by tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Apple and Facebook are now going to be taxed based on the number of stops they make in city bus zones.
January 7, 2014 in News and Trends
Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

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Pinterest has announced its acquisition of VisualGraph, a San Francisco-based purveyor of image recognition and visual search technology.
January 6, 2014 in Social Media
Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

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The Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco next month aims to teach people how to work and live within the demands of technology more effectively.
January 6, 2014 in Human Resources
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

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How much access is Facebook giving advertisers to your 'private' messages?
January 4, 2014 in Social Media
Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

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Here's what you can do now if you've noticed a recent drop in traffic from Facebook.
January 3, 2014 in Social Media
Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

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Bitstrips' CEO Jacob Blackstock talks about the company's soaring growth and plans for 2014.
December 30, 2013 in The 'Treps
Photos: Tech Myths People Keep Falling For

Tech Myths People Keep Falling For

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Take this quiz: Can you spot the a tech myth from the tech fact?
December 27, 2013 in News and Trends
Entrepreneur's 10 Hottest Stories About Social Media in 2013

Entrepreneur's 10 Hottest Stories About Social Media in 2013

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It was a crazy year for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - you name it. Here's a roundup of our most clicked-on stories about social media.
December 27, 2013 in Social Media
What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

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2013 was a big year for CEO Matt Brezina whose company Sincerely got acquired. He tells us what he's learned and how this former startup will grow in the new year.
December 23, 2013 in The 'Treps
Social Media Year in Review: 13 Must-Know Statistics from 2013 (Infographic)

Social Media Year in Review: 13 Must-Know Statistics from 2013 (Infographic)

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Keep these important details in mind when formulating your social-media strategy for the New Year.
December 23, 2013 in Social Media
Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

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Why Facebook won't be the only winner in the social-mobile world.
December 21, 2013 in Social Media
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