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Facebook's Latest Path to World Domination: Chatbots
Facebook

Facebook's Latest Path to World Domination: Chatbots

'You'll never have to call 1-800-Flowers again,' Mark Zuckerberg said.
6 Steps for Handling Social Media Complaints Like a Pro
Complaints

6 Steps for Handling Social Media Complaints Like a Pro

Learn how to deal with online complaints effectively by remembering a simple acronym.
Jay Baer
People Are Horrified That Facebook's Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages
Facebook

People Are Horrified That Facebook's Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages

Users are complaining about not seeing messages from since-deceased family members, people reaching out to help them, and even people contacting them to let them know their friends have died.
Facebook, Challenging TV and Web Rivals, Expands Live Video
Facebook

Facebook, Challenging TV and Web Rivals, Expands Live Video

Live video is becoming a highly competitive feature on social platforms.
Facebook and Twitter Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Is Noble, But Both May Have Another Motive
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Is Noble, But Both May Have Another Motive

Both social network giants have introduced tools that allow users to hear details about photos.
Nina Zipkin
In the Aftermath of Apple vs. FBI, WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption
WhatsApp

In the Aftermath of Apple vs. FBI, WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption

As of Tuesday the entirety of WhatsApp messages will be supported by end-to-end encryption.
Having a Lot of Facebook Friends Can Help You Land a New Job
Inspiring Your Team

Having a Lot of Facebook Friends Can Help You Land a New Job

New research from Tufts University, Stony Brook University and Facebook shows how social networking affects professional networking.
Catherine Clifford
9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World
Inventors

9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and more -- these 9 visionaries have made their indelible marks on the way we live.
Carolyn Sun
Powerful Tech CEOs -- More Than Politicians, Advocates or Religious Leaders -- Are Driving the Debate Over LGBT Laws
Leadership

Powerful Tech CEOs -- More Than Politicians, Advocates or Religious Leaders -- Are Driving the Debate Over LGBT Laws

Salesforce came in and pushed the governor of Georgia up against a wall over a anti-gay legislation, and this week, Apple, Google and Facebook are among the companies putting serious pressure on North Carolina's governor over anti-transgender laws.
Catherine Clifford
Instagram Videos Are About to Get Extra Long
Instagram

Instagram Videos Are About to Get Extra Long

The photo-sharing app owned by Facebook said it's extending the length of videos that can be uploaded to 60 seconds.
Kia Kokalitcheva
3 Online Marketing Strategies to Kick-Start Stagnant Sales
Online Marketing

3 Online Marketing Strategies to Kick-Start Stagnant Sales

What irresistible exit offer do you have? And, have you considered putting an emoji in your subject line?
Jonathan Long
Oculus Founder Hand-Delivered the First Consumer Rift -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Oculus Founder Hand-Delivered the First Consumer Rift -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Check out Samsung's smart windshield concept for motorcycles.
Lindsay Friedman
Log On to Facebook and Twitter a Lot? You're 3 Times More Likely to Be Depressed.
Depression

Log On to Facebook and Twitter a Lot? You're 3 Times More Likely to Be Depressed.

Research once again unmasks the dark side of heavy social media use.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Now Automatically Detects Imposter Accounts
Facebook

Facebook Now Automatically Detects Imposter Accounts

Users will be alerted if an impersonator is using their profile photo or username.
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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