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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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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
Facebook Explains Why Organic Reach Is Dying
Facebook Marketing

Facebook Explains Why Organic Reach Is Dying

It's not about making more money, it's about creating a better user experience, the company said in a blog post.
Laura Entis
As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback
Video Games

As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback

With a new CEO leading the way, Atari is focusing on the future. At the same time, a documentary in the works seeks to uncover why, years ago, Atari dumped thousands of cartridges in a landfill.
Geoff Weiss
Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook
Facebook

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.
Geoff Weiss
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Enlist Twitter for Crowdfunding Success
Crowdfunding

Enlist Twitter for Crowdfunding Success

Those 140-character posts are perfect for driving traffic to your campaign because of their reach and speed in sharing news.
Kendall Almerico
Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.
National Small Business Week

Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.

Here's what marketing expert Brian Honigman uses to funnel all of his email and social media communications into a single central inbox that makes sense of it all.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Shares Social Strategies at First-Ever Small Business Boot Camp
Social Media

Facebook Shares Social Strategies at First-Ever Small Business Boot Camp

Roughly 900 local business owners attended the symposium, marking Facebook's first-ever effort to reach out to entrepreneurs face-to-face.
Geoff Weiss
A (Good) Picture Is Worth a Thousand (Text-Only) Posts
Social Media Marketing

A (Good) Picture Is Worth a Thousand (Text-Only) Posts

Word-of-mouth is no longer just about the words. A smart social-media policy brandishing photos can help varnish a business reputation.
Perry Evans
Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity
Google

Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity

The tech giant is reportedly embarking on a plan to launch 180 small orbiting satellites that will bring Internet to unwired parts of the globe.
Catherine Clifford
Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.
Social Media

Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.

This algorithm will help determine if you are annoying your followers and friends online or they want to see more of you.
Kate Taylor
Hallelujah! Facebook Is Disabling This Majorly Annoying Feature.
Facebook

Hallelujah! Facebook Is Disabling This Majorly Annoying Feature.

The social network takes another step to clean up our news feeds.
Jason Fell
Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature
Yelp

Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature

Facebook's new feature is a direct jab at competitors like Yelp.
Laura Entis