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Facebook Revenue Surges, Boosted by Ad Sales
Facebook

Facebook Revenue Surges, Boosted by Ad Sales

The social-networking giant's total revenue rose 52 percent in the fourth quarter.
Did Mark Zuckerberg Really Take 'Paternity Leave?'
Make More Happen

Did Mark Zuckerberg Really Take 'Paternity Leave?'

Facebook's founder is back at work after a high-profile respite. It's worth asking if he ever truly left.
Ray Hennessey
Facebook's 5 New Emoji 'Reactions' Are Coming Soon.
Facebook

Facebook's 5 New Emoji 'Reactions' Are Coming Soon.

A fresh new set of feels, for when 'like' isn't enough. 'Yay' not included.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Many of Your Facebook Friends Are Your Real Friends? Not Many.
Friendship

How Many of Your Facebook Friends Are Your Real Friends? Not Many.

New research shows that, out of your hundreds of Facebook friends, there are only a handful you can count on.
Steve Dent
Father Urges Court to Strike Down Facebook's $20 Million Privacy Settlement
Social Media

Father Urges Court to Strike Down Facebook's $20 Million Privacy Settlement

He argues it enables the social network to continue using minors' data and photos in its ads.
Lindsay Friedman
Nielsen Adds Facebook Conversations to Its TV Ratings
Social Media

Nielsen Adds Facebook Conversations to Its TV Ratings

The media research firm will track public and private conversations regarding television shows on the platform.
Laura Entis
WhatsApp Scraps Subscription Fee, Announces New Communication Tools for Businesses
WhatsApp

WhatsApp Scraps Subscription Fee, Announces New Communication Tools for Businesses

While the service has long vowed to remain free of third-party apps and spam, its latest pivot could pave the way for a Facebook-like monetization model.
Geoff Weiss
14 Power Facebook Tips to Build Your Brand and Business
Marketing Bootcamp

14 Power Facebook Tips to Build Your Brand and Business

It's time to start using your personal Facebook to build your brand, business and awareness.
Matt Sweetwood
Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data
Privacy Concerns

Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data

Clearly, the latest report from Pew shows we're conflicted, because we're still all on Facebook.
Laura Entis
Social-Media Marketing Is Not Dead: 10 Companies That Are Still Rocking It
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Social-Media Marketing Is Not Dead: 10 Companies That Are Still Rocking It

Does social media for business still make sense in 2016? These campaigns illustrate that the answer is yes.
Sujan Patel
7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts
Social Media

7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts

Here's why it's best to think before posting.
Carly Okyle
The Secrets to Creating Perfect Social-Media Posts
Social Media

The Secrets to Creating Perfect Social-Media Posts

Here are a few tips that will put you on the right path to better Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Vine posts.
Kevin Allen
Zuckerberg's 2016 Goal: Create His Own A.I. Butler
Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg's 2016 Goal: Create His Own A.I. Butler

'This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself,' Facebook CEO wrote.
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