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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 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
Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring
Ecommerce

Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring

The line between social network and ecommerce platform is looking increasingly blurred.
Geoff Weiss
11 Unusual Social Media Tips to Drive Branding, Clicks and Conversions
Business Circle

11 Unusual Social Media Tips to Drive Branding, Clicks and Conversions

Be your company's ambassador by sharing posts that will encourage your followers' engagement.
Firas Kittaneh
Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards
Censorship

Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards

Facebook has scrapped graphic images showcasing Kendall Jones' hunting conquests -- but not in response to public outcry, the company claims.
Geoff Weiss
A Guide to Perfect Social Media Posts (Infographic)
Social Media Marketing

A Guide to Perfect Social Media Posts (Infographic)

What does a perfect social media post look like? Some detailed tips for creating the best posts possible.
Kristin Piombino
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
Legal Center

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,' said Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Geoff Weiss
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Bitcoin in 10 Years: 4 Predictions From SecondMarket's Barry Silbert
Bitcoin

Bitcoin in 10 Years: 4 Predictions From SecondMarket's Barry Silbert

In Silbert's crystal ball, the cryptocurrency will be accepted by every e-commerce website and force money-transfer giants like Western Union and MoneyGram to close up shop.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?
Facebook

Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users' emotional states would be affected.
Wendy Frink
Facebook Basically Shrugs Off User Outrage Over 'Emotional' Experiment
Ethics

Facebook Basically Shrugs Off User Outrage Over 'Emotional' Experiment

The social network wanted to find out what influences our emotions. Unfortunately, everyone is angry now.
Jason Fell
This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat
Hiring

This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat

Forget LinkedIn -- this Dublin pub is requiring hopeful employees to apply through the ephemeral messaging service.
Kate Taylor
Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips
Connected Entrepreneur

Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips

Having an engaged audience online can help your bottom line, but you have to be careful.
Zach Cutler
Here's Why Your Envy-Inducing Facebook Feed Is All Just a Big Fat Lie (Video)
Social Media

Here's Why Your Envy-Inducing Facebook Feed Is All Just a Big Fat Lie (Video)

Our friends' lives can appear perfect as viewed through the garbling lens of social media. 'But are they really?' a new viral video asks.
Geoff Weiss