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12 Proven Tactics for Rapidly Growing Your Presence on Social Media
Social Media

12 Proven Tactics for Rapidly Growing Your Presence on Social Media

Growing your following on social media requires being methodical, not magical.
John Rampton
Facebook Is Trying to Get Mobile Users to Shop Directly Through Its App
Facebook

Facebook Is Trying to Get Mobile Users to Shop Directly Through Its App

The social giant is testing out a few ecommerce features that make it easier to purchase on the go.
Why Facebook Bought a Satellite -- Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Why Facebook Bought a Satellite -- Weekly News

Plus: Etsy gets an unexpected rival.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Forget a 'Dislike' Button. Facebook Is Testing Cute Emoji 'Reactions' Instead.
Facebook

Forget a 'Dislike' Button. Facebook Is Testing Cute Emoji 'Reactions' Instead.

'Like' doesn't always cut it. We need all the feels.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Dominate Facebook With This $5 Marketing Strategy
Facebook Marketing

Dominate Facebook With This $5 Marketing Strategy

If you have ever been frustrated with your lack of organic reach on Facebook, just investing $5 wisely into selected posts can make a huge difference.
Jason Parks
Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet

Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa

The move is part of the social giant's Internet.org initiative.
5 Tips on Creating a Killer Facebook Ad Campaign
Marketing Bootcamp

5 Tips on Creating a Killer Facebook Ad Campaign

While just about every social-networking platform now has its own fully integrated advertising system, Facebook still reigns supreme in terms of features, insights and audience
Samuel Edwards
Zuckerberg, Musk and Gates Have a Not-So-Secret Productivity Hack - Work Constantly
Productivity

Zuckerberg, Musk and Gates Have a Not-So-Secret Productivity Hack - Work Constantly

Wearing a hoodie to the office every day won't make you a billionaire but working 100-hour weeks for life will improve you odds.
John Rampton
This Creepy, Yelp-Like App Lets You Rate People Like Restaurants
Apps

This Creepy, Yelp-Like App Lets You Rate People Like Restaurants

Imagine if Tinder, Facebook and LinkedIn had a snarky stalker baby and, yuck, you're there.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Your Next Facebook Profile Picture Can Be a GIF
Facebook

Your Next Facebook Profile Picture Can Be a GIF

This is just one of the changes coming to Facebook profiles.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Mayday, Slackers! Facebook Is Down.
Facebook

Mayday, Slackers! Facebook Is Down.

It's not just you. 'Sorry, something went wrong.' Again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Unfriending a Colleague on Facebook Now Constitutes Workplace Bullying in Australia
Bullying

Unfriending a Colleague on Facebook Now Constitutes Workplace Bullying in Australia

Australia's Fair Work Commission ruled that a boss who unfriended her colleague was acting unreasonably.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Is Rolling Out 360-Degree Video to News Feeds With a Little Help From Oculus VR
Virtual Reality

Facebook Is Rolling Out 360-Degree Video to News Feeds With a Little Help From Oculus VR

The launch represents Facebook's first consumer-facing virtual reality product.
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