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Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion Users
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Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion Users

Messenger has reached a milestone only a few apps in the world have hit.
Why Did a Judge Block 100 Million WhatsApp Users?
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Why Did a Judge Block 100 Million WhatsApp Users?

The nation's top court overturned the measure in the third such incident since December.
People are Slamming Facebook for Blaming Its Diversity Problem on a Lack of Talent
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People are Slamming Facebook for Blaming Its Diversity Problem on a Lack of Talent

The backlash comes after the social media giant revealed last week that it still mainly employs white men.
Jillian D'Onfro
The Sad Truth is That Facebook Ads Are Not Magical
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The Sad Truth is That Facebook Ads Are Not Magical

Facebook advertising is an enormous revenue generator -- for Facebook. Advertisers have mixed results.
Cat Howell
3 Secrets to Making Your Videos a Success on Social Media
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3 Secrets to Making Your Videos a Success on Social Media

With video consumption on the rise, here is how to ensure your videos stand out on social media and get the best return on investment for your company.
Kristina Libby
How Businesses Can Make the Most of Facebook's Call-to-Action Feature
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How Businesses Can Make the Most of Facebook's Call-to-Action Feature

Quality content gets shared and shares lead people to your site, so you have to begin any marketing venture with a strategy for not just attracting attention but keeping it. A call-to-action, or CTA, comes at the end of a content piece and guides readers toward their next move.
Jana Barrett
A Court Ruling Could Make Netflix Password Sharing Illegal -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
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A Court Ruling Could Make Netflix Password Sharing Illegal -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook has been sued for $1 billion on the grounds that it provided a platform for a terrorist organization.
Grace Reader
How Mark Zuckerberg Wins at the Long Game -- And How You Can, Too
Radicals & Visionaries

How Mark Zuckerberg Wins at the Long Game -- And How You Can, Too

Facebook's mission statement may be 'move fast and break things,' but the CEO's strategy is thoughtful and consistent with his vision to connect the entire world.
Carolyn Sun
Mark Zuckerberg Comments on 'Graphic and Heartbreaking' Video
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Mark Zuckerberg Comments on 'Graphic and Heartbreaking' Video

Shortly after his post, livestreams captured a shooting at a Dallas protest.
Why Snapchat's 'Memories' Proves It's a Real Competitor to Facebook
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Why Snapchat's 'Memories' Proves It's a Real Competitor to Facebook

Best known for its disappearing photos and videos, Snapchat has given users the most compelling reason yet for lingering on its increasingly ad-backed app.
Lydia Belanger
Here's How You Can Embody the Strength and Leadership of Sheryl Sandberg
Radicals & Visionaries

Here's How You Can Embody the Strength and Leadership of Sheryl Sandberg

'It is the hard days -- the times that challenge you to your very core -- that will determine who you are.'
Carolyn Sun
Facebook Reveals Open-Source Wireless Platform, Opencellular
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Facebook Reveals Open-Source Wireless Platform, Opencellular

The initial version of OpenCellular's software platform will be available in the summer, and Facebook is testing out the boxes at its headquarters right now.
Why These Facebook Features Should Worry Digital Advertisers
Social Media Marketing

Why These Facebook Features Should Worry Digital Advertisers

Features like Live Video, Instant Articles and Canvas ads are shaking up digital marketing and might be a cause of concern for advertisers.
Marty Schneck
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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.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

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

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature