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This Creepy, Yelp-Like App Lets You Rate People Like Restaurants
Apps

This Creepy, Yelp-Like App Lets You Rate People Like Restaurants

Imagine if Tinder, Facebook and LinkedIn had a snarky stalker baby and, yuck, you're there.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Your Next Facebook Profile Picture Can Be a GIF
Facebook

Your Next Facebook Profile Picture Can Be a GIF

This is just one of the changes coming to Facebook profiles.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Mayday, Slackers! Facebook Is Down.
Facebook

Mayday, Slackers! Facebook Is Down.

It's not just you. 'Sorry, something went wrong.' Again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Unfriending a Colleague on Facebook Now Constitutes Workplace Bullying in Australia
Bullying

Unfriending a Colleague on Facebook Now Constitutes Workplace Bullying in Australia

Australia's Fair Work Commission ruled that a boss who unfriended her colleague was acting unreasonably.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Is Rolling Out 360-Degree Video to News Feeds With a Little Help From Oculus VR
Virtual Reality

Facebook Is Rolling Out 360-Degree Video to News Feeds With a Little Help From Oculus VR

The launch represents Facebook's first consumer-facing virtual reality product.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Is Working on a New Ad-Type Called 'Click to Message'
Facebook

Facebook Is Working on a New Ad-Type Called 'Click to Message'

This feature will play a huge role around Pages and could provide vital consumer feedback for businesses.
Jillian D'Onfro
How One Entrepreneur Grew a Global Business From Her Facebook Friends
Facebook Marketing

How One Entrepreneur Grew a Global Business From Her Facebook Friends

Nomadness Travel Tribe began with 100 Facebook friends of the founder and now counts more than 10,000 members.
Deborah Mitchell
Business Leaders Have a Responsibility to Support Police
Law Enforcement

Business Leaders Have a Responsibility to Support Police

The trend of businesses ignoring and even disrespecting the role and sacrifice of law enforcement is a failure of leadership.
Ray Hennessey
Facebook Is Now Offering Advertisers a 'Full-Scroll' Option
Facebook Advertising

Facebook Is Now Offering Advertisers a 'Full-Scroll' Option

Advertisers will only pay for ads that are fully scrolled through.
With an Empathy Button, Facebook Will Be Even More Valuable to Advertisers
Advertising

With an Empathy Button, Facebook Will Be Even More Valuable to Advertisers

It will add to the vast trove of information the social network already knows about us, giving the company greater insight into what makes us tick.
Laura Entis
3 Simple Ways to Get More Shares on Facebook
Facebook Marketing

3 Simple Ways to Get More Shares on Facebook

Here are a few tips on how to create more shareable posts and campaigns.
Coming Soon: A Facebook 'Dislike' Button
Facebook

Coming Soon: A Facebook 'Dislike' Button

Mark Zuckerberg (finally) announced the development today during a Town Hall Q&A.
Carly Okyle
Facebook Just Gave Small Businesses a Bunch of New Tools
Facebook

Facebook Just Gave Small Businesses a Bunch of New Tools

Pages is getting a mobile overhaul in an effort to better tailor how users interact with the companies on the site. It also potentially means more ad sales for the social giant.
Nina Zipkin
Snapchat, Like Facebook, Now Boasts 4 Billion Video Views Every Day
Online Video

Snapchat, Like Facebook, Now Boasts 4 Billion Video Views Every Day

The platform has doubled daily views in just three months. But what does this metric actually mean?
Geoff Weiss
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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