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Why Three Apps -- Eva, OneHive and Besomebody -- Just Might Take Over Facebook
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Why Three Apps -- Eva, OneHive and Besomebody -- Just Might Take Over Facebook

These three new disruptive apps just might be the new future for the business user.
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10 Budget-Conscious Digital Marketing Strategies
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10 Budget-Conscious Digital Marketing Strategies

Get more bang for your advertising buck.
Christina Baldassarre
6 Marketing Trends You Can't Afford to Miss Out On
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6 Marketing Trends You Can't Afford to Miss Out On

What are you doing about virtual reality? Facebook's expanded search functionality? Real-time content?
Sujan Patel
4 Key Metrics In Repairing Your Reputation Online
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4 Key Metrics In Repairing Your Reputation Online

It only takes one mistaken tweet to obliterate years of good deeds.
Peter Daisyme
Why Instagram Is Adding View Counts to Videos
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Why Instagram Is Adding View Counts to Videos

The move comes as the Facebook-owned social network is looking for new ways to compete with Google for ad dollars.
Arjun Kharpal
French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case
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French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case

A lawsuit from a Parisian user whose account was suspended after he posted a famous nude painting may have opened the company up to further international legal action.
Nina Zipkin
7 Steps to Get Influencers to Share Your Content
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7 Steps to Get Influencers to Share Your Content

Get the sharing going by posting amazing content, commenting on blogs, asking others to share and more.
Aaron Agius
How My Company Got 1,025 Likes, 485 Shares and 50 Comments on Facebook In 7 Days
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How My Company Got 1,025 Likes, 485 Shares and 50 Comments on Facebook In 7 Days

I started looking into the art of Facebook advertising four months ago, and the results after the initial push were fantastic.
Ken Dunn
Why Facebook Says Your Video Ads Should Be Silent
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Why Facebook Says Your Video Ads Should Be Silent

The social-media giant has new features and recommendations to help businesses make videos that can be watched without sound.
Catherine Clifford
Marc Andreessen Apologizes for Tweets About India
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Marc Andreessen Apologizes for Tweets About India

The prominent venture capitalist and Facebook board director had condemned the Indian government for banning the social-media company's free Internet service.
4 Data-Backed Reasons You Need to Offer More Parental Leave
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4 Data-Backed Reasons You Need to Offer More Parental Leave

The U.S. is notorious for being one of the worst countries in the world for work-life balance. Let's change that.
Matt Straz
What People Really Think When They See Your Profile Picture for the First Time
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What People Really Think When They See Your Profile Picture for the First Time

Most won't admit it, but we humans are quick to form opinions based on something as shallow as a hat or the distance from the camera.
Liraz Margalit
India's New Net Neutrality Rules Bars Facebook's Free Internet Program
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India's New Net Neutrality Rules Bars Facebook's Free Internet Program

The program offers pared-down Internet services on mobile phones, along with access to the company's own social network and messaging services, without charge.
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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