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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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Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

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Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.
September 9, 2013 in News and Trends

Russian Internet Company Sells Facebook Shares for $525 Million

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Now that Facebook is finally several dollars north of its May 2012 IPO price, investors are seeing profits.
September 6, 2013 in News and Trends
Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think

Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think

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A new report says posts with hashtags get less viral reach than posts without.
September 5, 2013 in Social Media
Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

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Do you know which social network adults visit most? Have you ever wondered which demographics dominate Instagram? Find out here.
September 5, 2013 in Social Media
Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

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Consider these four options for selling your wares on the world's biggest social network.
September 4, 2013 in Apps & Software
Is Burning Man the Next Frontier of Networking?

Is Burning Man the Next Frontier of Networking?

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It used to be that going to Burning Man meant packing tents and backpacks. Now, it might mean packing business cards.
August 27, 2013 in Networking
New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier

New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier

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Businesses are now allowed to use comments, likes or messages as entries, and use likes as a voting mechanism in promotions.
August 27, 2013 in Social Media
The Real Generation Gap: How Adults and Teens Use Social Media Differently (Infographic)

The Real Generation Gap: How Adults and Teens Use Social Media Differently (Infographic)

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Your customers are on social media, but which network should you use to reach them? It might depend on their age.
August 26, 2013 in Social Media
3 Ways to Boost Your Social ROI

3 Ways to Boost Your Social ROI

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These free tools and tested techniques can help you increase your return on your social investment.
August 23, 2013 in Social Media
Facebook Gives Businesses Free Access to Shutterstock Images for Ads

Facebook Gives Businesses Free Access to Shutterstock Images for Ads

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The social network is also updating its photo uploader tool and the Pages mobile app.
August 22, 2013 in Social Media
With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

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He has co-founded a new partnership that aims to provide internet access to the billions of people who are without it.
August 21, 2013 in News and Trends
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

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Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

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A hacker who found a flaw in Facebook reported it to the company but was ignored. When he finally got the company's attention by posting directly on Mark Zuckerberg's wall, he was punished for it.
August 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

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This new service might be just a way for the social network to learn more about users' shopping habits.
August 16, 2013 in Mobile
Schedule Your Tweets and Other Lessons for a Houston Bookshop

Schedule Your Tweets and Other Lessons for a Houston Bookshop

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This store's small social-media team will need to divide, conquer and strategize to turn social-media followers into customers.
August 15, 2013 in Online Marketing

New Feature Lets Customers Make Dinner Reservations From Facebook's Mobile Pages

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Integration with OpenTable puts reservations at 20,000 restaurants at users' fingertips.
August 12, 2013 in Social Media
Instagram's New Version Offers Photo, Video Enhancements

Instagram's New Version Offers Photo, Video Enhancements

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Read about Instagram 4.1, 500px's big funding round, Facebook's new C-suite position and more social-media news.
August 9, 2013 in Social Media
The New Rules to Getting Your Facebook Updates Noticed

The New Rules to Getting Your Facebook Updates Noticed

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In announcing a new update, Facebook offers an explanation for how it serves up content in the News Feed.
August 6, 2013 in Social Media
Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts -- Just Like Twitter

Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts -- Just Like Twitter

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The tool allows users to add their public Facebook posts to other blogs and websites.
August 1, 2013 in News and Trends
Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

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The Facebook COO and best-selling author challenges women at Chicago's BlogHer conference to answer the question: 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?'
July 29, 2013 in Leadership
The Art of the Response on Social Media

The Art of the Response on Social Media

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A big but often overlooked part of using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others is replying to comments. Our Team Digital has these tips.
July 29, 2013 in Social Media
How You Can Create the 'Perfect' Social Media Post (Infographic)

How You Can Create the 'Perfect' Social Media Post (Infographic)

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You can get more social-media fans and engagement if you follow these guidelines for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
July 29, 2013 in Social Media

Twitter and Facebook Up Their Social TV Game

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Read about Twitter's targeted advertising tool, Facebook's social TV activity, new analytics for Tumblr and more social-media news.
July 26, 2013 in Social Media
Video: How to Use Targeted Advertising on Facebook and AdWordsPlay Video

How to Use Targeted Advertising on Facebook and AdWords (Video)

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Consider these practical tips you can use to earn the permission to talk to your audience, turning visitors into readers.
July 25, 2013 in Online Marketing
Facebook Courts Small Businesses to Drive Mobile Ad Revenue

Facebook Courts Small Businesses to Drive Mobile Ad Revenue

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Facebook's second-quarter earnings showed impressive revenue growth, boosted by small businesses.
July 25, 2013 in News and Trends
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