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3 Simple Ways to Get More Shares on Facebook
Marketing Bootcamp

3 Simple Ways to Get More Shares on Facebook

Here are a few tips on how to create more shareable posts and campaigns.
Coming Soon: A Facebook 'Dislike' Button
Facebook

Coming Soon: A Facebook 'Dislike' Button

Mark Zuckerberg (finally) announced the development today during a Town Hall Q&A.
Carly Okyle
Facebook Just Gave Small Businesses a Bunch of New Tools
Facebook

Facebook Just Gave Small Businesses a Bunch of New Tools

Pages is getting a mobile overhaul in an effort to better tailor how users interact with the companies on the site. It also potentially means more ad sales for the social giant.
Nina Zipkin
Snapchat, Like Facebook, Now Boasts 4 Billion Video Views Every Day
Online Video

Snapchat, Like Facebook, Now Boasts 4 Billion Video Views Every Day

The platform has doubled daily views in just three months. But what does this metric actually mean?
Geoff Weiss
Hybrid Motivators: A New Challenge for Organizations
Motivation

Hybrid Motivators: A New Challenge for Organizations

Is your company, like Facebook, acting to motivate employees both intrinsically and extrinsically?
Thuy Sindell and Milo Sindell
How to Implement a Killer Online-Marketing Strategy for $15 a Week
Marketing Bootcamp

How to Implement a Killer Online-Marketing Strategy for $15 a Week

A great approach to online marketing is more of a bargain than you think.
Jason Parks
Facebook Is Testing 'M,' a Virtual Assistant Within Messenger
Facebook

Facebook Is Testing 'M,' a Virtual Assistant Within Messenger

The service is similar to Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana.
5 Trends Reshaping Social Media
Social Media

5 Trends Reshaping Social Media

Mobile technology, big data and platforms that appeal to various demographics are growing social media into an ever-more powerful force in marketing and communications.
John Rampton
Facebook Is Getting Ready to Roll Out New Events Features
Facebook

Facebook Is Getting Ready to Roll Out New Events Features

The social network wants be your all-in-one event calendar.
By the Numbers: Facebook Likes, Tinder Swipes, Uber Rides and More (Infographic)
Infographics

By the Numbers: Facebook Likes, Tinder Swipes, Uber Rides and More (Infographic)

We live online. And that means we are creating data all day, every day. Tons of it.
Catherine Clifford
Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger
Facebook

Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger

Aran Khanna's Marauder's Map plugin showed the location of Facebook Messenger users, accurate to within a meter.
Are You Team-Player Enough to Let the Company Post to Your Facebook Page?
Social Media Marketing

Are You Team-Player Enough to Let the Company Post to Your Facebook Page?

Technology allows companies to easily post news on employee social-media accounts. It's an open question how willing employees are to allow it.
Brett Relander
10 U.S. Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies
Radicals & Visionaries

10 U.S. Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies

Netflix and Adobe aren't the only major companies strengthening their support for employees with kids.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Tricks to Creating the Perfect Social-Media Post (Infographic)
Marketing Bootcamp

The Tricks to Creating the Perfect Social-Media Post (Infographic)

Here are some tips that will put you on the right path to better Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine posts.
Kevin Allen
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