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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 Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation
Privacy concerns

Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation

The social network will give its researchers 'clearer guidelines' for future experimentations -- but just what these guidelines are is anyone's guess.
Geoff Weiss
Seeking Truce With Drag Community, Facebook Will Amend Its 'Real-Name' Policy
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Seeking Truce With Drag Community, Facebook Will Amend Its 'Real-Name' Policy

After hundreds of accounts were suspended for the use of drag names like Sister Roma and Lil Miss Hot Mess, Facebook said it was rethinking certain policies.
Geoff Weiss
What Do Snoop Dogg, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Have in Common? Reddit, Y'all.
Funding

What Do Snoop Dogg, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Have in Common? Reddit, Y'all.

With so much drama in the LBC, somehow, someway, Snoop still keeps coming up with funky-ass investments like every single day.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Man's 3-Year Plan: To Meet Up With Each of His 1,000-Plus Facebook Friends
Social Media

This Man's 3-Year Plan: To Meet Up With Each of His 1,000-Plus Facebook Friends

In a project that will take years to complete, Matthew Kulesza is going offline and meeting up with each of his Facebook friends for one-on-one coffee.
Kate Taylor
The Hard Truths About the Fast Rise of Ello
Social Media

The Hard Truths About the Fast Rise of Ello

The newest social network is all the rage, but not a real threat to Facebook.
Jason Falls
Why Ello Suddenly Went Viral
Social Media

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
Social Media

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.
Social Media

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
Ecommerce

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
Social Media

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
Next Big Thing

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
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How Facebook Is About to Get More Like YouTube
Social Media

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