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10 Quick Tips to Help You Create Facebook Ads That Work
Facebook

10 Quick Tips to Help You Create Facebook Ads That Work

Try these strategies for creating ads on Facebook that get people clicking.
Kim Walsh-Phillips
How Important Is Siri's Personality?
Technology

How Important Is Siri's Personality?

As virtual assistant technology becomes more advanced, the next battle is over personality, or lack thereof.
Austria's Supreme Court to Decide if a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Facebook Is Allowed
Legal

Austria's Supreme Court to Decide if a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Facebook Is Allowed

A law student is suing the social network over its privacy policies, and more than 25,000 people are signatories.
Facebook Wants to Make Your Recent Breakup Less Painful
Facebook

Facebook Wants to Make Your Recent Breakup Less Painful

Facebook just released a new set of tools to make it easier to cut ties after a relationship fizzles.
Carly Okyle
Facebook Advertising Is Where It's at, Which Is Why I Spent $3 Million on It
Marketing Bootcamp

Facebook Advertising Is Where It's at, Which Is Why I Spent $3 Million on It

Here are three lucrative lessons learned from my large but wise investment in Facebook ads.
Kyle Taylor
How to Reach Your Target Market on Facebook
Social Media Marketing

How to Reach Your Target Market on Facebook

These tips, from direct response experts, will help you find the prospects you've been seeking so you can begin selling.
Kim Walsh-Phillips
Express Yourself: Twitter Testing Out Emoji Reaction Buttons
Twitter

Express Yourself: Twitter Testing Out Emoji Reaction Buttons

If you aren't happy with the new 'like' buttons, you may get more options soon.
Nina Zipkin
Soon, You Could Receive a Facebook Message That Disappears Before You Read It
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Soon, You Could Receive a Facebook Message That Disappears Before You Read It

Facebook is testing a strange, new ephemeral feature in France.
Laura Entis
Alibaba's $14 Billion Shopping Event Crushed Cyber Monday -- Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Alibaba's $14 Billion Shopping Event Crushed Cyber Monday -- Weekly News

Plus: Why Mark Zuckerberg awarded a high school student $400,000.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
7 Obscure Facts You Should Know About Facebook Advertising
Facebook

7 Obscure Facts You Should Know About Facebook Advertising

Contrary to myth, Facebook's user base is still growing, mostly everywhere but North America.
Rocco Baldassarre
These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires
Billionaires

These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires

Young, smart and filthy rich, these charmed tycoons have it all.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Snapchat Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day. But What Does This Figure Actually Mean?
Online Video

Snapchat Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day. But What Does This Figure Actually Mean?

Snapchat is closing in on Facebook, which reports 8 billion views every day. But such towering metrics can be misleading in terms of actual reach and monetization.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Reports Better-Than-Expected Earnings as Ad Sales Jump
Facebook

Facebook Reports Better-Than-Expected Earnings as Ad Sales Jump

The company's third-quarter results were helped by the launch of new ad services and updates to its mobile app.
Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter's Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart?
Twitter

Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter's Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart?

Many users complained that the decision amounted to a Facebook ripoff and did away with a useful sense of subtlety.
Geoff Weiss
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