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We Asked, You Answered: Your Thoughts on a 'Period Policy'
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We Asked, You Answered: Your Thoughts on a 'Period Policy'

Not everyone thinks women should get time off for a painful menstrual cycle.
Wendy Frink
Facebook Just Gave Small Businesses an Awesome New Video Tool
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Facebook Just Gave Small Businesses an Awesome New Video Tool

The tool lets businesses create a photo slide show with a short text description of 'what they are in the business of' doing.
Kia Kokalitcheva
How Facebook's Social Network for Work Will Change Business
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How Facebook's Social Network for Work Will Change Business

The service's imminent arrival is certain to rekindle the debate surrounding the long-term future of email and a new wave of other services that aim to reinvent how employees communicate.
7 Ways That Facebook Ads Can Rock Your Business
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7 Ways That Facebook Ads Can Rock Your Business

But first you have do your part to get those ad campaigns to actually produce results.
Mike Murphy
Brazil Police Detain Facebook Executive Over Court Orders
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Brazil Police Detain Facebook Executive Over Court Orders

Privacy concerns have frequently put Facebook and other Internet giants at odds with Brazilian law enforcement seeking evidence in criminal cases.
How to Use Social Media for Trend Research
Social Media

How to Use Social Media for Trend Research

How is Twitter different from Facebook? And how is Facebook different from Instagram and Pinterest? Those differences are important for you to know.
Eric Dahan
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
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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
News and Trends

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
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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.
Pratik Dholakiya
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