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8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Social Media Marketing

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Here are the secret avenues I have learned over the years that can lead you to big success with your social media strategy.
Andrew Medal
New Ways to Go (Facebook) Live: Now From Your Computer
Facebook

New Ways to Go (Facebook) Live: Now From Your Computer

Facebook announces a new feature that makes it possible for Profiles to broadcast live from a desktop or laptop using streaming software or external hardware.
Bryan Elliott
A Facebook Exec's 5 Tips for Building Successful Distributed Teams
Facebook

A Facebook Exec's 5 Tips for Building Successful Distributed Teams

Deb Liu, the company's head of platform and marketplace, shares what she's learned.
Rose Leadem
People Can't Stalk Your Profile Through Face Recognition Apps -- Yet
Publicity Stunts

People Can't Stalk Your Profile Through Face Recognition Apps -- Yet

Announcement of an app that can identify faces in a crowd was a hoax, but the technology is entirely possible.
Lesya Liu
To Drive Massive Online Traffic, Start With What Your Audience Loves
Facebook

To Drive Massive Online Traffic, Start With What Your Audience Loves

If your goal is drive long-term, sustainable traffic, win their hearts before trying to win their dollars.
Aaron Orendorff
5 Fundamental Principles to Create Stunning Facebook Ads
Facebook Advertising

5 Fundamental Principles to Create Stunning Facebook Ads

Did you know that red is so attention-grabbing because of the implications it had to our hunter-gather ancestors?
Sam Oh
How to Create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot For Free Without Coding
Chatbots

How to Create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot For Free Without Coding

How to create a bot for your Facebook page and become a chatbot bot expert.
Murray Newlands
4 Things We Learned From Mark Zuckerberg's Monday Live Talk
Mark Zuckerberg

4 Things We Learned From Mark Zuckerberg's Monday Live Talk

The Facebook founder stopped by North Carolina A&T State University yesterday -- find out what he had to say about fake news, hobbies and other topics.
Rose Leadem
Facebook to Devs: Stop Using Data for Surveillance
Make More Happen

Facebook to Devs: Stop Using Data for Surveillance

It's now explicitly against Facebook policy to harness user data for mass surveillance, a move that privacy groups like the ACLU hailed.
Why There's No Perfect Time to Post on Facebook
Facebook

Why There's No Perfect Time to Post on Facebook

The best time to post depends on a number of factors that are different for every business.
The More You're on Social Media, the More Isolated You Feel, Study Says
Social Media

The More You're on Social Media, the More Isolated You Feel, Study Says

Researchers found that participants who visited social media services more than two hours a day had twice the odds for 'social isolation' compared to peers who spent less than half an hour.
Facebook Adds Suicide-Prevention Tools for Live Video
Facebook

Facebook Adds Suicide-Prevention Tools for Live Video

Facebook is also making it easier to connect with crisis support organizations over Messenger.
The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and More
Patents

The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and More

From Apple's paper bag to IBM's Out of Office email system -- these companies go to great lengths to protect their ideas.
Rose Leadem
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.

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