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Mark Zuckerberg Takes Facebook Workers to Task Over 'All Lives Matter' Graffiti
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Takes Facebook Workers to Task Over 'All Lives Matter' Graffiti

People have been scratching out 'black lives matter' and writing 'all lives matter' on the company's signature wall, he reportedly wrote.
Benjamin Snyder
Why Facebook Is Essential to Your B2B Marketing
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Why Facebook Is Essential to Your B2B Marketing

Just because you are in the business-to-business area, don't write off Facebook to engage and retain clients.
Gene Hammett
Facebook Officially Expands Beyond the Like With Reactions
Facebook

Facebook Officially Expands Beyond the Like With Reactions

Now, in addition to the thumbs-up Like we're all familiar with, there's Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.
Use Your 'Duckface' to Buy Stuff Online -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Use Your 'Duckface' to Buy Stuff Online -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Also: Those crunchy bits may not be peanuts in your Snickers bar.
Carolyn Sun
Zenefits to Staffers: No Sex at Work -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Zenefits to Staffers: No Sex at Work -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Uber defends its background check policy.
Entrepreneur Staff
People Are Freaking Out About This Mark Zuckerberg Photo
Mark Zuckerberg

People Are Freaking Out About This Mark Zuckerberg Photo

'Damn, It's kind of creepy,' wrote the top Facebook comment on the photo.
Benjamin Snyder
Uber Shooter Passed Background Check -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
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Uber Shooter Passed Background Check -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Trump wins SC and exploding e-cigarettes are what's what.
Carolyn Sun
Why Three Apps -- Eva, OneHive and Besomebody -- Just Might Take Over Facebook
Make More Happen

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.
Pratik Dholakiya
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
Reputation Management

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
Social Media

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
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