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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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New Delaware Law Determines Where Your Digital Assets Live After You Die
Legal Center

New Delaware Law Determines Where Your Digital Assets Live After You Die

The law grants executors precisely the same access to digital information as they would possess for comparable physical documents.
Geoff Weiss
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Your Twitter Timeline Is About to Get a Lot More Cluttered
Twitter

Your Twitter Timeline Is About to Get a Lot More Cluttered

Up until now, your timeline was limited to tweets and retweets from people you follow. But that's all changing.
Laura Entis
Chill, People. Why You Shouldn't Hate Twitter For Adding Favorites to Timelines.
Twitter

Chill, People. Why You Shouldn't Hate Twitter For Adding Favorites to Timelines.

Oh, no! Favorites now appear in your Timeline like retweets. Here's why it doesn't matter.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why I'm Not Freaking Out Over Facebook's Messenger App (But I'm Not Downloading It, Either)
Apps

Why I'm Not Freaking Out Over Facebook's Messenger App (But I'm Not Downloading It, Either)

The social network has made it mandatory that people download the standalone Messenger app. And, of course, people aren't happy.
Jason Fell
Yo, App Developers: Facebook Announces Two Important Changes
Apps

Yo, App Developers: Facebook Announces Two Important Changes

App makers have until early November to make sure they're in compliance with these new rules.
Jason Fell
Zuckerberg Taunted Employees With Samurai Sword, Ex-Facebooker Says
Leadership Qualities

Zuckerberg Taunted Employees With Samurai Sword, Ex-Facebooker Says

Noah Kagan, Facebook's 30th employee, claims his former boss jokingly threatened to 'chop' underperformers with a huge sword.
Geoff Weiss
Pinterest Gets Chatty, Launches Its First Private-Messaging Feature
Pinterest

Pinterest Gets Chatty, Launches Its First Private-Messaging Feature

Chat away, pinners. Pinterest may be late to the game, but it's finally jumped on the messaging bandwagon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Toys With Our Minds, Crashes Briefly, Then Comes Back to Life
Facebook

Facebook Toys With Our Minds, Crashes Briefly, Then Comes Back to Life

The addictive social network suffered an outage today, but lucky for social-media addicts the world over, the horror is already over.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook's 'Buy' Button Will Change How Brands Sell Online
Facebook

Facebook's 'Buy' Button Will Change How Brands Sell Online

With the change, social-media managers will see their roles evolve.
Chris Bennett
OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'
Privacy concerns

OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'

The widespread outrage directed at Facebook for manipulating its users' emotions has the dating site, which has been routinely running experiments on its own users, perplexed.
Laura Entis
The Great News About the Spread of Good News
Faith

The Great News About the Spread of Good News

Social media is a powerful tool that is transforming culture, changing how we see things, interacting with each other and connecting with each other on a daily basis.
Sandi Krakowski
Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App
Messaging

Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform.
Geoff Weiss
Pondering Facebook's Future, Zuckerberg More 'Excited' By Messaging Than Photos
Facebook

Pondering Facebook's Future, Zuckerberg More 'Excited' By Messaging Than Photos

'There are only so many photos you're going to want to share with friends,' the CEO said during an earnings call. 'There's just a lot more people want to express.'
Geoff Weiss
What You Can Do About the Decline of Social Marketing on Facebook
Social Media Marketing

What You Can Do About the Decline of Social Marketing on Facebook

Facebook matters less as other social media platforms gain currency but it is still worth your effort, even if you need to pay for ads.
Gregory Kennedy