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You Can Now Reserve an Uber Directly From Facebook's Messenger App
Facebook

You Can Now Reserve an Uber Directly From Facebook's Messenger App

The world's most popular ride-fetching app and the world's biggest social network just announced they're joining forces.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What Sheryl Sandberg Would Have Told Her Younger Self
Sheryl Sandberg

What Sheryl Sandberg Would Have Told Her Younger Self

The Facebook COO and founder of the Lean In movement opened up about her life and career on the question-and-answer website Quora.
Catherine Clifford
Facebook, Google and Twitter Agree to German Ban on Online Hate Speech
Social Media

Facebook, Google and Twitter Agree to German Ban on Online Hate Speech

The companies will remove offending materials from their networks within 24 hours.
Facebook Testing New Search Tool That Sorts Businesses Based on Reviews
Facebook

Facebook Testing New Search Tool That Sorts Businesses Based on Reviews

The functionality is similar to what Yelp and Angie's List offers.
To Post or Not to Post: 3 Rules to Keep in Mind for Keeping Social Media SFW
Esquire Guy

To Post or Not to Post: 3 Rules to Keep in Mind for Keeping Social Media SFW

The Esquire Guy explains the duties and casualties of company ambassadorship.
Ross McCammon
These 3 Baby Photos Mark Zuckerberg Shared on Facebook Will Melt Your Heart
Facebook

These 3 Baby Photos Mark Zuckerberg Shared on Facebook Will Melt Your Heart

Parenthood looks good on the young tech billionaire.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement
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Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement

A new report examines user interaction across the most popular social media channels.
Catherine Clifford
'Facebook at Work' Is Finally Launching
Facebook

'Facebook at Work' Is Finally Launching

After a year of testing, Facebook's professional version of its social network is expected to launch in the coming months.
Facebook Just Added New Features for Businesses
Customer Experience

Facebook Just Added New Features for Businesses

The social network isn't just for reposting animal pictures and inspirational quote memes anymore.
Carly Okyle
Periscope-Like Live Video Streaming Comes to Everyday Facebook Users
Facebook

Periscope-Like Live Video Streaming Comes to Everyday Facebook Users

Playing catch up with Periscope and Meerkat, the social giant finally rolls out real-time video broadcasting for the rest of us.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
9 Things Baby Zuckerberg Should Know About Her Famous Parents
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9 Things Baby Zuckerberg Should Know About Her Famous Parents

Welcome, Zuckerbaby. You've got some big shoes to fill.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Mark Zuckerberg Uses Daughter's Birth to Announce New Charity
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Uses Daughter's Birth to Announce New Charity

We're not sure what to congratulate the family on first.
Carly Okyle
Facebook Expands Parental Leave Ahead of the Birth of Mark Zuckerberg's Baby
Facebook

Facebook Expands Parental Leave Ahead of the Birth of Mark Zuckerberg's Baby

The social juggernaut joins a growing list of global tech giants sweetening perks for parents.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
16-Step Blueprint to Master Your Digital Marketing in 2016
Marketing Bootcamp

16-Step Blueprint to Master Your Digital Marketing in 2016

Just as a great novel needs a readership in order to be successful, your business needs a stellar marketing plan.
Jason Parks
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