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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
How Your Small Business Success Is Linked to Facebook's Success
Marketing Bootcamp

How Your Small Business Success Is Linked to Facebook's Success

Carefully assess your need for a mobile app and consider advertising with Facebook.
Susan Solovic
3 Reasons Why Snacks Are Superior to Social Media for Distracting Yourself
Distractions

3 Reasons Why Snacks Are Superior to Social Media for Distracting Yourself

Once you've given up on lengthening your attention span you can focus on the more attainable goal of briefer distractions.
Andrew Cohen
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
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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
Messaging

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
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