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.

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Build Your Personal Brand on Social Media, Moment by Moment
Marketing Edge

Build Your Personal Brand on Social Media, Moment by Moment

Online platforms are outlets to develop and broadcast your voice, but you have to be careful and considerate.
Jim Joseph
Want Your Employees to Share Company Social Media Posts? This One-Click Tool Makes It Easy.
National Small Business Week

Want Your Employees to Share Company Social Media Posts? This One-Click Tool Makes It Easy.

Convincing your team to regularly share company social media posts is no easy task. Here, social media marketing expert Brian Honigman reveals his favorite fix for this common conundrum.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend.
Hiring

Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend.

Is looking into online activities an invasion of privacy? Maybe, but it's important to learn everything you can about a job candidate.
Gene Marks
10 Tips for Mastering Facebook
Facebook Marketing

10 Tips for Mastering Facebook

Get the most out of your time and money on the social network with these important pieces of advice.
Jason Fell
See The Hidden Meanings Inside 17 Tech Company Logos
Logos

See The Hidden Meanings Inside 17 Tech Company Logos

These highly recognizable logos have hidden, subtle, or otherwise clever messages that you probably never realized.
Facebook Suffers 30-Minute Outage, Twitterverse Goes Ballistic
Facebook

Facebook Suffers 30-Minute Outage, Twitterverse Goes Ballistic

Disgruntled Facebook users vented and poked fun at the outage on Twitter, with the 'Facebookisdown' hashtag receiving 49,000 mentions during the 30-minute period.
Facebook Isn't the End All, Be All for Social Marketing
Ask the Expert

Facebook Isn't the End All, Be All for Social Marketing

While companies should have a presence on Facebook, the platform isn't the only means to gaining visibility in the social-media world.
Jon Elvekrog
Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor
Snapchat

Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor

The new ephemeral messaging app is a familiar concept with an interesting and risky twist.
Laura Entis
Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App
Competition

Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App

Looking to take on Snapchat, the new feature makes sharing text, photos and videos more seamless than ever.
Benjamin Kabin
Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See
Privacy concerns

Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.
Nina Zipkin
Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why
National Small Business Week

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

Don't waste your time messing around on social sites that have no ROI for you. Here's how you can do better at gaining leads on the sites that are perfect for your business.
Neil Patel
How the World Cup Is Fueling a Social Media Frenzy (Infographic)
Social Media

How the World Cup Is Fueling a Social Media Frenzy (Infographic)

Roughly 74 percent of viewers are expected to be on social media while watching the games, according to this infographic.
Geoff Weiss
PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook
Facebook

PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook

Marcus will run the messaging business for Facebook after leaving the eBay unit after three years.
Ray Hennessey
6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now
Social Media

6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now

The sooner you get off the nonstop narcissism train, the better. Here's why.
Kim Lachance Shandrow