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Analyst: Facebook Native Video Will Thwart YouTube's Throne in a Matter of Months
Online Video

Analyst: Facebook Native Video Will Thwart YouTube's Throne in a Matter of Months

Industry analyst Jan Rezab said that a tide shift will occur about four months after Facebook offers users the opportunity to sell ads against their videos.
Geoff Weiss
Of Facebook's 2 Million Active Advertisers, Most Are Small Businesses
Facebook Advertising

Of Facebook's 2 Million Active Advertisers, Most Are Small Businesses

The social network's number of advertisers is up about 33 percent over last July.
The Ultimate Hashtag Cheat Sheet (Infographic)
Infographics

The Ultimate Hashtag Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

New to Twitter? Or Instagram? Here's some #hashtags101 action for you.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Video Posts Have the Greatest Facebook Reach
Video

Video Posts Have the Greatest Facebook Reach

A recent study highlighted the success of video and promotional posts on the social media platform, while demonstrating the decline of still photos.
Apple Scores Patent For Virtual Reality Headset
Apple

Apple Scores Patent For Virtual Reality Headset

The global tech titan's patented design would put your iPhone directly in front of your eyes -- and perhaps eventually position Apple at the front of the virtual reality race.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Master the Two Key Parts of Your Online Presence
Online Marketing

How to Master the Two Key Parts of Your Online Presence

Discover the essential elements of email marketing and social media that will make your online marketing a success.
Mitch Meyerson
You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die
death

You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

Facebook is giving users more dominion over what happens to their digital assets in death.
Geoff Weiss
3 Facebook Hacks to Help With Organic Reach
Facebook Marketing

3 Facebook Hacks to Help With Organic Reach

Although many already have given up on the idea that it's possible to connect to customers for free on Facebook, others argue hope remains.
Nate Birt
Chipotle Offers Free Burritos in Exchange for... Haikus
Chipotle

Chipotle Offers Free Burritos in Exchange for... Haikus

Burrito-loving poets took to Twitter and Facebook in hopes of winning a free meal for two.
Kate Taylor
How Facebook 'Likes' Could Be Used to Make Personality-Based Hiring Decisions
Personality

How Facebook 'Likes' Could Be Used to Make Personality-Based Hiring Decisions

A new study shows that our 'likes' are very good at predicting openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.
Laura Entis
How to Be Whom You Project to Be on Social Media
Social Media

How to Be Whom You Project to Be on Social Media

A few encounters in my life taught me that we can change ourselves to be the businesspeople we sometimes pretend to be,
Issamar Ginzberg
Who Won the Social Super Bowl?
Social Media

Who Won the Social Super Bowl?

Twitter vs. Facebook vs. YouTube.
Julia Boorstin
Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time
Advertising

Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time

New technology developed by Facebook will enable marketers to deploy content regarding events as they unfold.
Geoff Weiss
8 Social-Media Sins That Are Sure to Get You Unfriended and Unfollowed
Social Media

8 Social-Media Sins That Are Sure to Get You Unfriended and Unfollowed

How to avoid being "that guy" on social media.
Lisa Evans
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.

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How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

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