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7 Obscure Facts You Should Know About Facebook Advertising
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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
These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires
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These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires

Young, smart and filthy rich, these charmed tycoons have it all.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Snapchat Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day. But What Does This Figure Actually Mean?
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Snapchat Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day. But What Does This Figure Actually Mean?

Snapchat is closing in on Facebook, which reports 8 billion views every day. But such towering metrics can be misleading in terms of actual reach and monetization.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Reports Better-Than-Expected Earnings as Ad Sales Jump
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Facebook Reports Better-Than-Expected Earnings as Ad Sales Jump

The company's third-quarter results were helped by the launch of new ad services and updates to its mobile app.
Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter's Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart?
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Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter's Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart?

Many users complained that the decision amounted to a Facebook ripoff and did away with a useful sense of subtlety.
Geoff Weiss
Why Facebook 'Dislikes' Can Be Good for Business
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Why Facebook 'Dislikes' Can Be Good for Business

There's no such thing as bad press, or a bad Facebook reaction.
Michelle Castillo
Facebook Is Officially Testing a Craigslist-Like Buying and Selling Feature
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Facebook Is Officially Testing a Craigslist-Like Buying and Selling Feature

The rumors are true. The social-media giant is indeed toying with ways for people to buy and sell items on its iOS app.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
7 Steps to Gain $46,000 of Online Promotion for Under $230
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7 Steps to Gain $46,000 of Online Promotion for Under $230

Get the most bang for only a few bucks using these free (or inexpensive) platforms for content marketing.
Joe Shervell
15 Surprising Tech Mergers That Could Have Happened But Didn't (Infographic)
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15 Surprising Tech Mergers That Could Have Happened But Didn't (Infographic)

MySpace could have snagged Facebook. Facebook could have scored Snapchat. Alas, there are many offers that can be refused. Not every match is made in heaven.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
3 Essentials for Making a Facebook Video That Gets People to Buy
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3 Essentials for Making a Facebook Video That Gets People to Buy

Facebook is providing businesses with the tools they need to market with video.
Yoav Vilner
How to Create a Killer Instagram Ad in Under 10 Minutes
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How to Create a Killer Instagram Ad in Under 10 Minutes

Instagram has a great audience, and the best part is that advertising to your target on the platform is simple.
Jason Parks
5 Tips for Effectively Setting Up Facebook Ads
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5 Tips for Effectively Setting Up Facebook Ads

The fact alone that you can target and segment an audience almost down to the color of pants someone wears on a Tuesday is incredibly valuable.
Adam Callinan
Facebook Takes Off the Gloves With Moves Targeting YouTube and Twitter Users
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Facebook Takes Off the Gloves With Moves Targeting YouTube and Twitter Users

The social network, already the largest around, is aggressively pursuing new users and revenue streams.
Jonathan Long
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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