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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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Going Beyond Facebook Paid Posts to Reach Customers

Going Beyond Facebook Paid Posts to Reach Customers

With Facebook changing its social strategy and Google constantly updating its algorithm, our online-marketing expert Jim Yu offers up advice on how small businesses can reach customers in a consistent manner.
BlackBerry CEO: I Would Sell BBM for $19 Billion

BlackBerry CEO: I Would Sell BBM for $19 Billion

The smartphone maker's comments come a week after Facebook purchased the WhatsApp messaging service for the same price.
Walking the Censorship Tightrope, LinkedIn Bets on China

Walking the Censorship Tightrope, LinkedIn Bets on China

The social media network aims to expand in a country that has rebuffed Facebook, Twitter and Google.
Left Unchecked, Innovation Could Derail Your Business

Left Unchecked, Innovation Could Derail Your Business

If not properly evaluated, advances could cause disruptions that destroy your company.
WhatsApp's Epic Fail Was a Rival App's Exponential Gain

WhatsApp's Epic Fail Was a Rival App's Exponential Gain

Outage of Facebook's pretty penny acquisition sent a swarm of 4.95 million users to messaging app Telegram.
What Does WhatsApp's Win Mean For the Future of Texting?

What Does WhatsApp's Win Mean For the Future of Texting?

With the success of mobile messaging apps like Viber and WhatsApp, will texting be left behind?
What Would Jane Austen Do? A Guide to Social Media Etiquette

What Would Jane Austen Do? A Guide to Social Media Etiquette

The author famous for her characters who make life-changing social blunders can teach social media users a thing or two.
The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg

The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg

How the top venture capital firm had the last laugh -- all the way to the bank.
New App Reinvents the 'Like'

New App Reinvents the 'Like'

New social media tool Vowch looks to disrupt the recommendations space.
Yahoo's New 'Gemini' Tool Ties Mobile Ads and Native Search Together

Yahoo's New 'Gemini' Tool Ties Mobile Ads and Native Search Together

The tech giant makes a noteworthy move in the mobile market, but is it enough to put it on par with Facebook and Twitter?
WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

Competition gets us fired up -- sometimes with entertaining results.
Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

Don’t let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
How I Increased My User-Registration Rate 2,800% in 4 Days

How I Increased My User-Registration Rate 2,800% in 4 Days

With customers being the life blood of startups, getting people to know that your company exists is extremely challenging. Here is how I quickly overcame that hurdle.
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Determining the Best Platform for Mobile Marketing

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Determining the Best Platform for Mobile Marketing

Our marketing expert Jim Yu discusses how to best utilize social for mobile marketing.
Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

Why social media should be one of the first things you think about when developing a new app, not the last.
Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

A look at Facebook's early team, which you might have never seen before.
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.
Business Still Not on Facebook? Get Up to Speed With These 4 Steps.

Business Still Not on Facebook? Get Up to Speed With These 4 Steps.

Your customers are on the social network. Here are some ways to reach them and create brand ambassadors.
A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

Revamp your online presence in one week.
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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.
5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

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.
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

The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
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

In an exclusive interview with the 'Today' show, Zuckerberg says Facebook remains focused on its next big move.
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