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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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Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

There has been a lot of talk about Facebook losing its grip, but a new report released on the eve of its 10th anniversary shows Facebook is increasingly dominant.
Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

Paper is an entirely reimagined way for Facebook users to interact with their feeds as well as consume content in a variety of other categories.
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Instead of targeting file sharing sites, Prince is now suing 22 website owners and Facebook users for copyright violation -- many of whom are likely his biggest fans.
Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Get ahead of the curve with these tips from marketing pro Perry Marshall.
7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

Brands will have to pony up a lot more money for staffing and other costs of online marketing and audience engagement.
How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

If you want to accelerate your social media game by getting followers from your competitors, here are several tips you should consider.
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

In an unprecedented move, the network uploaded the first two episodes of 'Girls' onto its YouTube channel this morning, hoping to engage the show's online fan base.
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Beginning April 9, ads that showcase when a friend happens to 'like' or check into a sponsored page or location will no longer be available for purchase.
San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

The Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttle buses offered up by tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Apple and Facebook are now going to be taxed based on the number of stops they make in city bus zones.
Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

Pinterest has announced its acquisition of VisualGraph, a San Francisco-based purveyor of image recognition and visual search technology.
Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

The Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco next month aims to teach people how to work and live within the demands of technology more effectively.
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

How much access is Facebook giving advertisers to your 'private' messages?
Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

Here's what you can do now if you've noticed a recent drop in traffic from Facebook.
Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

Bitstrips' CEO Jacob Blackstock talks about the company's soaring growth and plans for 2014.
Tech Myths People Keep Falling For

Tech Myths People Keep Falling For

Take this quiz: Can you spot the a tech myth from the tech fact?
Entrepreneur's 10 Hottest Stories About Social Media in 2013

Entrepreneur's 10 Hottest Stories About Social Media in 2013

It was a crazy year for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - you name it. Here's a roundup of our most clicked-on stories about social media.
What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

2013 was a big year for CEO Matt Brezina whose company Sincerely got acquired. He tells us what he's learned and how this former startup will grow in the new year.
Social Media Year in Review: 13 Must-Know Statistics from 2013 (Infographic)

Social Media Year in Review: 13 Must-Know Statistics from 2013 (Infographic)

Keep these important details in mind when formulating your social-media strategy for the New Year.
Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Why Facebook won't be the only winner in the social-mobile world.
Have 1,000 Followers? You're in the 96th Percentile of Twitter Users.

Have 1,000 Followers? You're in the 96th Percentile of Twitter Users.

A data journalist's deep dive into the Twitterverse revealed that the median Twitter account has just one follower.
Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

To exercise an option on 60 million Facebook shares, Mark Zuckerberg needs to raise $2.3 billion just to pay the IRS.
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes: User Feedback Is Everything

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes: User Feedback Is Everything

The co-founder of Facebook and editor-in-chief of The New Republic pays attention to how users are responding to a product, and then tweaks accordingly.
Facebook Video Ads Coming to a Screen Near You

Facebook Video Ads Coming to a Screen Near You

Facebook will start testing its video advertising this week with commercials for the film 'Divergent.' The videos will appear in feeds and play automatically with the option to click for sound.
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