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Facebook CEO Says It Will Not Become a Media Company
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Facebook CEO Says It Will Not Become a Media Company

'No, we are a tech company, not a media company,' said Mark Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor.
Fake News Story Invades Facebook Trending Topics
Facebook

Fake News Story Invades Facebook Trending Topics

The story popped up days after Facebook announced it would no longer use editors to curate trending news.
Kanye West Makes a Surprisingly Important Point About Role Models
Radicals & Visionaries

Kanye West Makes a Surprisingly Important Point About Role Models

Surprise -- Yeezy doesn't just look up to numero uno. Neither do billionaire business powerhouses Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Trending Topics Loses Human Editors
Facebook

Facebook Trending Topics Loses Human Editors

The trending news section of the world's largest social network is now completely automated.
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
3 Deadly Sins of Facebook Advertising
Marketing Bootcamp

3 Deadly Sins of Facebook Advertising

Maybe it's not Facebook. Maybe it's you.
Josh Denning
The Complete Guide to Facebook Advertising
Facebook Advertising

The Complete Guide to Facebook Advertising

Social media has been found to be the most effective digital advertising channel for getting more impressions, clicks and conversions.
Kevan Lee
Facebook to Start Using WhatsApp Data for Targeted Advertising
WhatsApp

Facebook to Start Using WhatsApp Data for Targeted Advertising

The move is WhatsApp's first update to its privacy policy since it was acquired by Facebook in 2014.
These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting
Radicals & Visionaries

These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting

Enlist your current employees to help seek out the best talent.
Kes Thygesen
22 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know
Facebook

22 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

Take a look at these Facebook features and awaken your inner power user social super star.
Facebook Can Climb More Than 20 Percent on Ad Growth
Facebook

Facebook Can Climb More Than 20 Percent on Ad Growth

The social media giant has seen a recent acceleration in growth because of its increasing mobile ad load.
Why Facebook Isn't Getting More Diverse
Workplace Diversity

Why Facebook Isn't Getting More Diverse

The social networking giant's diversity recruitment efforts are misguided.
Lydia Belanger
5 Things We Learned From This Mark Zuckerberg Interview
Mark Zuckerberg

5 Things We Learned From This Mark Zuckerberg Interview

The Facebook CEO's lesson and advice to entrepreneurs: 'The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don't actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works.'
Kia Kokalitcheva
Why Mark Zuckerberg Can't Shut Up About Facebook While Tim Cook Thinks Apple Needs Secrets
Business Optimization

Why Mark Zuckerberg Can't Shut Up About Facebook While Tim Cook Thinks Apple Needs Secrets

When Facebook makes big changes, they can bring harm to marginalized communities, or force people to confront traumatic memories.
Matt Weinberger
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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